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We Are Going To The Zoo, Zoo, Zoo

Lockdown Fun. A Step by Step Guide




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We are going to the zoo, zoo, zoo. Oh wait, no we aren’t! We booked zoo tickets for Jarvis’s first birthday, but that’s been put on hold until Lockdown opens up again! Instead, we will bring the zoo to Jarvis.


You Will Need:

  • Marker pen

  • Stanley knife

  • PVA

  • Poster paint, brushes

  • 1 x Large cardboard box

  • Soft blankets


Steps:

  • Take a large cardboard box. On one of the larger surfaces mark out the body of a giraffe. Draw the front leg on around the corner on the next surface of the box.



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  • Using a stanley knife cut out the areas in between the legs to create climbing holes.



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  • On one of the smaller surfaces mark out the body of a monkey swinging through the trees.




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  • Cut out the areas around the body to create peek-a-boo holes.



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  • Draw out an elephant on the next large surface of cardboard.




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  • Cut out underneath the elephant's body so they can crawl through.



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  • Mark out the body and face of a tiger. I have drawn mine lying down so that the body joins onto the next surface to tie them all in together.



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  • Cut out the cardboard around the tiger.



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  • Test out your holes to make sure they are big enough for your baby to crawl through.


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  • Create your giraffe's neck and head out of any spare cardboard you have.



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  • It’s now ready to paint!



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  • Decorate your giraffe.




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  • Decorate your tiger.



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  • Decorate your monkey.



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  • Decorate your elephant.



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  • Fill the inside with soft blankets and cushions to make it comfy.



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  • We used ours to store Jarvis’s 1st birthday surprise.


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  • Now it’s playtime. Enjoy!



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Never leave your child unattended whilst playing with the Zoo!




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