paper craft rainforest

Habitat in-a-box

Build a mini-habitat using a cardboard box and recyclable materials from around your home. The guide below will give you some ideas to get you started, but the rest is up to you!

You will need:

  • Cardboard box
  • Old magazines, greetings cards, scrap paper.
  • Pens or pencils
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Once you have gathered all of your materials, watch the video below for museum learning assistant, Sara’s hints and tips for how to put it all together:

The rainforest’s of the world are some of the most biodiverse environments on the whole planet! Be sure to add some animals into your habitat.

Why not add stripey-legged rainforest resident using our Crafty Creatures: Okapi? Okapi!

Share your Crafty Creature makes with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram by tagging us or using #OpenYourWindowBingo.


For another recycled make tutorial, check out our Zoology Live Recycled Make Challenge

Learn more about habitats with activities and games in A Journey through Time and Habitats

Build a very different habitat using our Dive into a Coral Reef tutorial

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