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Night Garden Make

Iggle Piggle and Upsy Daisy

Make your very own Night Garden.

What to do:

Step 1

Sparkly shoebox

Add sparkly, silver stars to black paper to make the Night Garden sky and then line the shoebox with it. To make the ground, get a piece of green card and slot into the shoebox. Alternatively, you can cover the cardboard with green paint.

Step 2

Tree trunk

Add grass to the ground by putting green tissue paper, green modelling clay or faux moss on top and add colourful balls for flowers. Make trees from egg boxes. Ask someone to cut out the centre parts that sit between the eggs from the egg box and paint them brown to become the trunk.

Step 3

Card in the shape of a path

Pop in feathers or pipe cleaners at the top to make the leaves and branches. Ask someone to cut a piece of card in the shape of a path. Mix some brown paint with sand to create a gravelly texture and paint onto the card.

Step 4

The gazebo

You need two jar lids to make the gazebo's top and base. Paint one lid blue and one yellow. Turn them upside down and put some modelling dough into the blue base. Get five short straws by cutting drinking straws in half - ask someone to do this for you. Stick the straws into the dough evenly and put the yellow lid on top.

Step 5

The roof

For the roof you need a round piece of yellow card. Ask someone to cut a slit that goes half way down, slide a piece of card over the other to make a cone shape and hold it in place with sticky tape. If you want it to look really special. You could put the top of a squeezy bottle on top!

30 minutes This should take about 30 mins

You will need:

  • One shoebox
  • Black paper
  • Two jar lids
  • Sticky sparkly stars
  • Saftey Scissors
  • Brown and green paint
  • Modelling clay
  • Paint brush
  • Sticky tape
  • Feathers or pipe cleaners
  • Cardboard
  • Sand

Remember to ask a Grown-up for help.