We’ve taken inspiration from our Lonely Planet Kids pop-up books and crafted our own 3D pop-up safari scene! Bring your own colourful creatures to life by following our step-by-step guide below, or download and print out the activity sheet.
You will need:
- 2 x A4 paper
- Colouring pencils
- Sticky tape (double-sided, if available)
Gather your materials!
Colour in, or print out one sheet of A4 paper, making the top half blue for the safari sky, and the bottom half green for the lush grasslands. Then fold the paper in half widthways.
Begin to make your pop-up flaps by drawing six horizontal lines with your pencil outwards from the folded edge, as shown here. We’ve made ours different lengths and
thicknesses to match with the different animals’ shapes and sizes.
With an adult’s help, carefully cut along the pencil lines to create the pop-up flaps.
Turn your paper around and open up to full size.
On another sheet of paper, draw your animals! We’ve chosen a giraffe, an elephant and a flamingo for our safari scene.
Next, colour in your animals! We’ve used yellow and orange for the giraffe, grey for the elephant and pink for the flamingo.
Ask an adult to help you carefully cut out your animals.
Using double-sided tape, (or by folding pieces of normal tape so that it acts like double-sided tape), stick your animals onto the front of the pop-up flaps.
Finally, add some detail to your safari. We’ve added a tree and a watering hole. Display your 3D pop-up safari scene on a clear surface to see it stand proud from all angles!
Feeling inspired? Check out last month’s Lonely Planet Kids activity.