This months #BostikBlogger theme is the jungle. After looking through our jungle related books, Adam decided he wanted to make a jeep for his teddy. We set about creating a DIY Tiger Jungle Jeep.
Resources needed to create a Tiger Jungle Jeep:
* Cardboard box
* Sharp knife
* Orange and black paint
* Five recycled plastic lids (or paper plates)
* Recycled bottle tops
* Bostik White Glu
* Bostik Glu Dots
How to make a Tiger Jungle Jeep:
1. Ensure that your cardboard box is closed and seal it with tape. Masking tape works best.
3. Cover the jeep in orange paint. This may require several coats of paint.
4. Add black paint to create tiger stripes around the jeep.
5. Use Bostik White Glu to attach the wheels. We used recycled plastic lids.
6. Attach large bottle tops to represent the lights using Bostik White Glu
7. Use Bostik Glue Dots to attach the steering wheel to the cardboard box.
8. Cut a rectangle out of foam sheet and create a number plate. Attach using Bostik Glu Dots.
9. Make teddy comfortable by adding a small cushion to the box.
This is where I have a confession. Our original Jungle Jeep started off looking much different. When I asked Adam which animal he wanted to make our jeep look like, he opted for a zebra. We were on our third coat of white paint when I realised you do not get zebras in the jungle! In my defense, we had been reading “Rumble In The Jungle” that features a zebra. As a result we did a quick turn around. We swapped the white paint for orange paint and created a Tiger Jeep instead. The downside to this was our cardboard box had to soak up several coats of paint and our windscreen became floppy as a result.
To create the tiger stripes I made faint pencil lines on the box where I wanted the stripes to be positioned. Adam then followed the lines using black paint. This was a great fine motor skill activity as he had to follow each line.
I wonder how long it will be before Adam asks to create a larger DIY Tiger Jungle Jeep for himself!
Disclaimer: We received a box craft materials as part of the Tots100/Bostik Craft Bloggers Club #BostikBloggers
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