Make Your Own Zoo
First, take yourself on Safari and make a whole pride of lions from cardboard tubes, a pretty zebra, a giraffe, a rhino, and a delightfully jaunty flamingo. Move on to the Jungle, where there is a grinning crocodile, and a chimpanzee and an orangutan swinging through the trees. In the Snow there is a delightful family of penguins made of egg cartons, a seal, a walrus, and a smiling polar bear. You can hear the Aviary a long way away, with chattering parrots, lovebirds, and even a bald eagle perching on a rock. Finally, spot the elusive manta and stingrays in the Aquarium, where they are joined by a jolly dolphin, a jellyfish, an octopus, and many other interesting sea creatures. In the last chapter, you will learn how to make all the enclosures and scenery so your cardboard critters have a home. There are also instructions for making trees, rocks, icebergs, grass, and flowers, so you can really set the scene. Using materials that you might otherwise discard, clear step-by-step instructions, and a handy hints and tips section, you will soon have your very own cardboard zoo!
About the author
Tracey Radford loves to craft with her three children and comes up with ideas for things to make using the contents of their recycling bin, following their crafting house rule is: ‘only what’s to hand is allowed’! In 2011, she started writing a craft blog where she shares lots of creative ideas for recycled crafting with kids.
'Will keep little fingers busy all summer long - and will cut down on your recycling too.'
Woman's Way, July 2015
'Fab projects for rainy days.'
Gurgle magazine, September 2015
'Brilliantly simple yet stunning animals to make from household objects.'
Angels & Urchins, November 2015