Age7 to 11 years
Who`s crafting?Parents with kids
- Download & print the templates (click below)
- An empty cornflakes box (or other thin card)
- Pritt glue stick/Pritt PVA Craft glue
You can feel like a real jungle vet with our research and rescue station animal craft set. Discover all the wild animals there are in your station – from sweet little monkeys and cuddly pandas to big, unpredictable tigers. You will learn everything there is to know about how they live, what they eat and how they get on with each other. Pretty exciting! But injured animals can also find shelter with you. Quick, grab your vet's bag and examine the injured elephant! And then the baby animals start crying for their bottles again. It will be a long but exciting day in the research station.
First stick the floor of the research and rescue station animal craft set (green) to a cardboard using a generous amount of Pritt glue stick and let it dry well.
Now fold the template for the research station down the middle and also stick the top part to a thin cardboard.
Then fold the template along the dotted line and cut along the solid lines. Apply plenty of glue to the floor of the station and the marked area with the cuts.
Then stick the station to the green floor panel. Slide the glued area under the floor and stick the wooden floor of the station to the floor panel.
Now it's time for the baby animals. First, cut them out along the solid lines. Then 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 glue so that your animal babies can stand up.
Do the same for the researcher and the vet.
To make the operating table , you first have to fold the template along the dotted lines.
Then apply Pritt glue stick or craft glue to all marked areas and glue the legs together.
So that you can examine the animals, you will of course need a vet's bag as well. First, cut it out along the solid lines. Don't forget the marked slit! If it is too tricky, ask your parents to help you.
Then fold the bag along the dotted lines and apply Pritt glue to all of the tabs. Fold and stick the bag together and push the handle through the slit at the top. Off to make some visits, Doctor!
And that's it!
Have fun crafting and playing with your research and rescue station animal craft set! If you want to learn about and take care of more wild animals, have a look at our other jungle craft projects too.
Tipps & Tricks
To make the animal baby figures more stable, you can also stick them onto a thin card before. Then they will stand up really well.