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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 and beads.

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 Central America.

409-6 Hands On Project: Kids helping other kids through their crafts


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