Visit thelush vegetation
of the tropics, another example of the rainforest climate. The
island habitats near the equator and in Central and South America
have a unique and colorful animals and plants.
409-1 Leis: A traditional
sign of welcome made from the blooms of various island flowers,
your tropical lei will nver wilt when it is constructed of paper
409-2 Frogs and Footprints: About 4/5ths of all of the
frog and toad species live in subtropical rain forests. They
like the warmth and dampness. Many of these frogs have some
special characteristics, like the Costa Rica Flying Frogs which
ard named because of the way they "fly" from tree
to tree; Green Tree frogs which look like a bud on a branch,
and many more. Choose a special trait to give your frog as you
paint him across a shirt.
409-3 Peacock: One of the most beautiful birds in the
world, peacocks are actually a native India and Ceylon, but
have been introduced to most corners of the world. The island
temperature seems to suit them! The male peacock has the beautiful
blue feathers. Use oil pastels to create his feathers.
409-4 Milk Jug Mask: Tropical paradises are often homes
to unique cultures where ceremony is an important part of their
tradition. Masks are an important part of this functional craft,
but ours is even more useful since we use recycled milk jugs
as the base to our mask.
409-5 Fuzzy Parrot: There are over 300 species
of parrots. Make a scarlet macaw of chenille and Styrofoam.
This beautiful parrot is declining in numbers due to the destruction
of the rainforest. It is native to Mexico, South America and
409-6 Hands On Project: Kids helping other kids through
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