your local library and check out some animal books and arrange
them with the books standing up, half open as centerpieces
or displays on small tables, mantels or shelves around the
paper plate snakes! Get simple, paper plates and cut them
in a spiral Starting from the outer edge begin cutting into
the plate in a circular, spiral pattern (making several rotations
into the plate before making your way to the center.) Once
at the center, do your best to allow a 'knob' (not cutting
ALL the way into the center.) The inner area of the spiral
would be the head of the snake. You can hang the snake from
the head by string, twine or ribbon
or even wrap them
around your vines or streamers.
purchasing pricey themed party plates, check your local market
for Zoopals brand paper plates. They come in a variety of
animals including monkeys and tigers. They might be cheaper
than your local party supply store items and are much more
your local discount fabric store and purchase a yard or two
of different animal print fabrics. You can also get fake fur.
Look in a book or find a hunting or taxidermy reference to
find the shape of animal hides. You can cut the fur or even
the animal print fabric in the same shape of an animal hide.
Sometimes the villagers have to hunt animals to protect the
village. You can hang your 'hides' on the wall in a decorative
manner OR you can go the extra mile and stretch them over
some sticks/logs/wood first. Either way, it's an amazing visual!
some inflatable animals for your table, to hang from various
places, or just to prop up around the party. If you cannot
find them at a party supply store, check Oriental Trading
Company. (Quest does not have any professional affiliation
with OTC) They typically sell the animals by the dozen - but
that means you can fill a lot of space easily. They could
also be great parting gifts. Swimming pool supply stores or
departments of larger stores often have inflatable animal
products as well.
animal footprints leading up to the entrance of your party.
Find footprints in books or online
a couple websites
are provided at the end of this booklet in the Reference section.
You can also look at library books for patterns. Cut out of
construction paper the footprints of different wild/jungle
animals (several of each). Tape them to the ground leading
to the front door of your party. It will look like a bunch
of animals have already arrived at the party ahead of your
guests! In the Reference Section (1) we've supplied a couple
resource websites for animal tracks images.