Shoe-box safari

Make & Do
Back to Africa – Games & activities

You’ll need

  • 1 x shoe-box
  • Pencil
  • Pens or paints
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • FSC Card (optional)
  • Animal templates (optional)
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    Why not copy some smaller versions of these to use as counters for your African Adventure boardgame in this month’s Go Wild magazine? You will need to use FSC card instead of paper and create a bigger tab at the bottom so they can stand up.

How to make it

  1. 01How to make it

    Draw some African animals on the card in pencil. They need to have a tab at the bottom, so draw that as well so you remember it later. Animals you might like to draw could include lions, giraffes, cheetahs, elephants, rhinos and zebras. If you don’t want to draw your own animals, you can print out the templates we’ve prepared for you here, and use them instead.

  2. 02How to make it

    Cut them out, making sure they have a tab on the bottom. You might need an adult to help you with this bit.

  3. 03How to make it

    Colour the animals in.

  4. 04How to make it

    Take the lid of the shoe-box and turn it on its side. Decorate the inside of the box with your pens or paints, so it looks like an African landscape.

  5. 05How to make it

    Bend the tabs on the animals back and glue them to the bottom of the box, toward the back, so that the animals stand upright.

  6. 06How to make it

    Step back and admire your handiwork – a shoe-box safari.