Make great jungle decorations for a themed party or to adorn a room. This process takes only a few minutes but can take longer depending on the depth of detail. All you need are templates, a foam board, materials, glue, tape, scissors, a razor knife, a cutting mat, paint, a brush and embellishments.
- Get templates
Find templates on craft or educational websites. Print and cut them out. Make sure to use a sharp pair of scissors so that the template has clean edges.
- Glue templates to foam board
Purchase a foam board that is 1/4- to 1/2-inch thick. Rub glue on the foam board. Lay the template on the glue and press it down firmly.
- Cut out the shapes
Lay the foam board on a cutting mat. Use a razor knife to cut around the perimeter of the template. Rub away any wrinkles in the paper.
- Paint the shapes
Paint the foam board shapes using acrylic and tempera paints. Experiment with a variety of colors. To create the look of fur on animals, brush the paint in upward and downward motions.
- Embellish the shapes
Embellish and add texture to the decorations by adding material and fabric. For example, add imitation snakeskin to a reptilian shape to give it a realistic look. Make sure to cover the sides of the foam board with ribbon or rope to give it a polished appearance.