Age3 to 6 years
Who`s crafting?Parents with kids
- Download and print the templates (click below)
- Preferably an empty cornflakes box (or craft paper)
- A piece of white carton or cardboard in approx. DIN A4
- Pritt glue stick/Pritt Green Stick
- Pritt PVA Craft Glue
Have you ever wanted to see a real tomb raider adventure in the jungle? Here's your chance!
Nobody can stop true tomb raiders: They leave no stone unturned and look behind every bush in their search for hidden treasure chests. Maybe the treasure is hidden behind the rushing waterfall? If you want to go searching for treasure with them, we have a great craft project for you. We show you how to make impressive treasure chests and cunning tomb raiders out of paper. You can use them to play out an exciting tomb raider adventure in your South America craft set.
First, cut out all the tomb raider adventure set images from the printed out crafting templates.
To make the tomb raiders, fold the templates down the middle and fold the coloured blocks inwards. The figures are now triangular. Stick the two bottom tabs together using Pritt craft glue so that your tomb raiders can stand up.
Now take the jeep cut-out and glue it to the cornflakes box. Wait 30 seconds for the glue to dry. Can you count to 30? Now cut around the paper jeep so that you have a cardboard template.
Once you have the template, fold along the dotted lines of the jeep outline. Apply a generous amount of glue on the tabs on the sides of the jeep and glue them to the sides to form a car shape. Use the picture for help.
To make the treasure chest, fold the template along the dotted line.
Apply a generous amount of Pritt craft glue on the marked tabs and stick them together to make the treasure chest shape. If you are not sure if you are doing it right, you can look at the pictures to help. Curl the lid of the treasure chest in a little to make a properly curved treasure chest to complete your tomb raider adventure set.
Then, grab your piece of carton or cardboard. Coat it entirely with the green Pritt Stick glue and sprinkle the sand over it. Shake it a little bit and let it dry. Now you have a great playing surface for your tomb raider adventure.
And that's it!
We hope you have lots of fun on your tomb raider adventure! Will the tomb raiders be successful and find the treasure? We also have lots of other exciting craft ideas for you. You can even hide your treasure under a waterfall in our 3D pop-up South American jungle!
Tipps & Tricks
Ask your parents to help you cut out the templates. To make the tomb raider figures more stable, you can stick them onto craft paper before. Then they will stand up really well!
If you have some well dried leaves, you can use them to camouflage your jeep even more. Simply stick them on the car using the Pritt Green Stick.
Your treasure hunt will be even more exciting if you put a real treasure in the chest. Maybe you have some golden chocolate coins or small rings that you can use for your tomb raider adventure set?