Africa crafts for kids with wild animals

  • Difficulty Level
    Difficulty Level
    medium
  • Age
    Age
    7 to 11 years
  • Who`s crafting?
    Who`s crafting?
    Parents with kids
  • Theme
    Theme
    Jungle

Materials:

  • Download & print the templates (click below)
  • An empty cornflakes box (or other thin card)

Tools:

  • Pritt glue stick
  • Scissors

Backstory

Discover the African Savannah with our Africa crafts for kids: Can you see that dangerous crocodile hiding in the watering hole over there? And what just darted along behind that big tree? Maybe there is even a majestic lion lying on a cliff in the sun waiting for its next prey. Maybe its already even keeping an eye on the sly hyenas that are lurking around behind the antelope? Make this 3D pop-up card and observe the exciting animal life in Africa!

 

 

Steps:

Step 1

First, cut out all the parts of the Africa crafts for kids set along the solid lines.

Step 2

Then stick the two background templates together on the marked area using a generous amount of glue.

Step 3

Now fold the background along the dotted line so that the colourful sides are facing outwards at first. Cut along the solid line in the picture.

Step 4

Then fold the card the other way – so that the white sides are facing out – and then fold the two parts with the cuts to the front. Ask your parents for help if it is too tricky.

Step 5

Then apply a generous amount of glue to the back of the card, except the cut-out areas, and stick them onto a piece of card or the cornflakes box.

 

 

Step 6

When it is dry, fold the pop-up card back into a right angle.

Step 7

Now use the Pritt glue stick to stick the cut out tree on the protruding strip of paper on the left hand side. That gives you a great 3D effect!

Step 8

Now also stick the cliff on the strip on the right. The animals can now jump off the cliff into the water or hide in the cave beneath it.

Step 9

To make the antelopes and the hyenas, fold the templates down the middle and fold the coloured blocks inwards. The figures are now triangular. Stick the bottom tabs together using Pritt  glue so that your figures can stand up.

And that's it!

We hope you have lots of fun doing our Africa crafts for kids! By the way, the animals and figures from our other jungle projects are also great for your pop-up card. Maybe an elephant is standing at the watering hole having a drink? But beware, a crafty poacher is hiding behind the tree! Or maybe one of the wild animals is jumping off the cliff into the water to cool down? Be creative!

 

Tipps & Tricks

To make the tree, the cliff and the figures more stable, you can stick the different parts onto a thin card or an empty cornflakes box before cutting them out. Then they will stand up really well!