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Classroom Rain Forest (Art)
Want to create a rain forest in your classroom? First, study the different
layers of the rain forest and the animal species that live in them; then try
some of the following ideas:
Source: A Treasure Chest of Life:
The Tropical Rain Forest by Theresa Ives Audet, Karen Gibson and Ann Flag.
- For tree trunks: Use cardboard
carpet and wrapping-paper rolls in assorted lengths.
- For tree foliage and bushes:
Use crepe paper, tissue paper, bulletin-board paper and construction paper.
- For the forest floor: Secure
tree trunks in large containers of sand or gravel. Scatter leaf cutouts
and scraps of cardboard (for decaying wood).
- For ferns: Thread several
squares of tissue paper onto individual lengths of yarn. Crumple the tissue
squares for a lacy effect.
- For vines: Twist crepe paper.
- For flowers: Use an assortment
of tissue paper and construction paper.
- For animals: Use bulletin-board
paper, scissors, markers and crayons, glitter, newspaper for stuffing
and a stapler to create three-dimensional rain forest creatures
For an environmentally friendly version, try to create your
rain forest using recycled materials.
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