Jungle Party Ideas

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Jungle Party Ideas

Careful – there’s a tiger on the prowl among those trees. We suggest inviting some animal friends round to keep her company. Time for a jungle party: all you need is some face paint, bits and bobs from around the house and a dash of imagination. We’ve created some fabulous furry faces and easy-to make activities, so step this way. Roar!
FACE PAINT IDEAS

    Bear

  1. Base
    Base Using some grass green paint, create a mask like in the picture. Take care to bring it right down the cheeks and paint an outline of semi-circles above the eyes – these are for the ears.
  2. Detail
    Detail Fill the ears and space around the mouth with white paint – leave the nose bare.
  3. Finish
    Finish Take a thin brush and outline the top of the white semi-circles in black paint. Then add fur on the inside of the ears, on top of the head and at the side of the eyes. Now paint tufts at the very top of the ears. Finally, paint the end of the nose and add dots beside the mouth.

    Cheetah

  1. Base
    Base Using a sponge with some bright yellow, paint a mask that comes down the cheeks in two points and covers all of the nose. At the top of the mask, add two triangles for ears.
  2. Detail
    Detail Now use a brush with some white paint to make two smaller triangles inside the ears. Then with a sponge and the same white, gently dab colour down the nose and across either side of it.
  3. Finish
    Finish This is easier than it looks: take a brush with some black and outline the tip of the ears and the tip of the white inner ears. Then add fur across the very top of the head. Now draw a curvy line around the inner eyes that stretches down the nose and around the white cheeks. Add three black dots on the forehead and three on each yellow cheek. Now draw three mini whiskers on each white cheek. To finish, paint the end of the nose and add some small dots to it.

    Monkey

  1. Base
    Base Mix some dark brown paint with some white paint. Use a sponge to make a mask that covers most of the forehead and the cheeks - just like in the picture.
  2. Detail
    Detail Using some dark brown face paint and a brush, outline the mask. Make sure you neatly fill in the bare skin on the forehead and bring the outline down onto the cheeks. Now take some white and paint in the area around the mouth and chin.
  3. Finish
    Finish Now for the fun part – take a thin brush with black paint and add lots of monkey fur around the light brown mask edge. Add three horizontal black lines down the nose and then paint the end of it. Finally, add two lines either side of the mouth like in the picture.
• MAKE AND CREATE IDEAS •

JUNGLE FRUIT

  1. CARD, SCISSORS, BALLOONS
    CARD, SCISSORS, BALLOONS Find some card in dark and light green, some fruity coloured balloons, a pair of scissors and some string.
  2. MAKE YOUR LEAVES
    MAKE YOUR LEAVES Carefully blow up the balloons – but not too big. Then, cut leafy shapes from the green card – just like in the picture.
  3. FASHION YOUR FRUIT
    FASHION YOUR FRUIT Use the string to tie the leaves onto the balloons. Now decorate the party room with your lovely, colourful jungle fruit.

MONKEY SEE, MONKEY DO

  1. FIND YOUR PICTURES
    FIND YOUR PICTURES Find 10 images of jungle animals online and print them out, or draw your own on some cards.
  2. CHOOSE A GUESSER
    CHOOSE A GUESSER Choose a child to be the guesser. Hold up a card and have them stand behind it so they can’t see the animal.
  3. IMITATE THE ANIMAL
    IMITATE THE ANIMAL The rest of the children must imitate the animal they see on the card and the guesser must guess which one it is correctly.

SANDWICH SNAKE

  1. GRAB A BAGUETTE
    GRAB A BAGUETTE Fill a large baguette with something tasty, like egg mayonnaise and cress.
  2. SLICE AND SEGMENT
    SLICE AND SEGMENT Cut the baguette into pieces that are slanted at different angles. Pop them on a plate, arranged in a snakey S-shape.
  3. SAY HISSSSS
    SAY HISSSSS Slice an olive in half and stick on the end of the baguette for eyes. Then cut a piece of cucumber into a tongue-shape and pop it in the end of the baguette to make a tongue.