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Home to the most diverse and complex systems of life on earth, more than of the known species of plants and animals are found in these tropical paradises. They are situated near the equator in Latin America, Africa and Asia. Rain forests occupy 6% of the earth's land mass. The rain forest is known for high temperatures and frequent rainfall producing a hothouse effect. Layers of vegetation are another characteristic leading to its great diversity of species.

402-1 Toucan Candy Holder: All 37 species of Toucans are found living in the canopy layers of the rain forests of South America. Create this foam model of the Toco Toucan whose bill can be 7" long in the wild.

402-2 Leaf Print Floor Cloth: Trees and plants of the rain forest have unique shapes and patterns. Utilize them to create an artistic floor cloth.

402-3 Feathered Mask: Rainforest art reflects the environment and is usually functional. Masks play an important part because they are used in ceremonial rituals. They represent animals and spirits. Feathers have their own significance. This oil pastel mask evokes the colors and feather story of rainforest masks.

402-4 Woven Wall Hanging: Bamboo and rattan (made from lianas or climbing vines) are some of the products of the rainforest. This project utilizes paper and paint to simulate the texture and design of a rattan wall hanging.

402-5 Palm Tree: Palms are one of the trees of the "Understory" layer of vegetation in the rainforest. This tree is totally made from paper with a surprise element - the coconuts are made from coffee grounds which is another of the key products of the rainforest.

402-6 Hands On Project: Kids helping other kids through their crafts


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