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Do you ever find yourself bored out of your mind at restaurants, waiting hours on end with nothing to do? Well now your problem is solved! With the new Pocket Zoo, you and/or your children can be entertained for eternity! This is a pretty simple project, so let's get started!
For this project you need:
>>>1 sheet of white card stock
>>>an empty mint tin
>>>a pencil
>>>a ruler
>>>colored pencils
>>>lots of different colored felt
>>>a needle and thread
 
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Step 1: Make the background!

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First of all, we'll make the background for the zoo. This is made up of inter-connecting paper pieces that can be rearranged in any way.

Take a piece of white card stock, and trace the perimeter of your mint tin on it. Cut out this shape. You can make as many of these pieces as you want, they will be your background sections.

Next, draw two lines on your pieces. Mine were about 1.5cm (1/2 inch) from the sides, and about 2cm (0.75 inches) from the top/bottom. Draw the lines on oppositely so that one space is at the top and one space is at the bottom. (Please look at the picture, I can't explain this very well :D) I also made a little ruler out of scrap paper so I didn't have to measure each one.

Cut on the vertical lines!

*Hint- you may have to cut your background pieces a bit smaller than what you traced so they can fit inside the tin.
And yes, I know I cut the lines wrong in the last picture. It was an accident!

Step 2: Decorate!

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Now that your pieces are all cut out, it's time to color them! I drew zoo-themed scenes with different animals on each piece. I decorated both sides of each card, so there are more options when setting it up. Be creative!

Your pieces should be able to easily connect to each other, like in the pictures.
Cute and great for road trips. ;)
Toasty2222 (author)  Treasure Tabby2 years ago
Great idea!
ChrysN2 years ago
How sweet
scoochmaroo2 years ago
Great project!