Diurnal / Nocturnal Animal Craft |Outback Australia Diorama Uluru Desert Habitat

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Papercraft outback desert habitat diorama project with both day and night scenes and diurnal and nocturnal animals. Featuring the beautiful Uluru desert landscape with the stunning colors of sunset along with a night scene overlay showing the moonlit rock. Includes both a color and a black and white diorama template complete with scenery and animals.

Kids will go wild for this fun animal habitat activity! Perfect to complement your studies on desert habitats, diurnal and nocturnal animals, and the Australian outback and the animals who live there. Bring learning to life with this hands-on craft activity that will take children to the heart of Australia, the 'Red Centre'.

Includes 3D paper burrows for the nocturnal animals to hide inside during the 'day'.

Children can easily build their own habitat diorama by cutting and gluing the pieces. Includes the base and background scene so you can create a stand alone diorama, or paste into a box to create a box diorama. You can also use the scenery to create a centre to use with your own animal toys, playdough or use the paper animals in your sand tray or block corner. Endless possibilities for fun on your journey to the heart of Dreamtime Australia!!

The set can also be used in a sand tray (depicting the desert sand). The red sand used in the preview pictures came from a pet supplies store, where it is sold for use in reptile habitats.

Includes easy to follow instructions. Simply cut, fold and glue to create your very own outback australia diorama complete with trees, rocks, bushes and animals!

Includes the following Australian animals:

- Red kangaroos

- Dingo

- Mulgara (nocturnal marsupial)

- Bilby (nocturnal marsupial)

- Emu

- Marsupial mole

- Wedge-tailed eagle

- Bandy-Bandy snake

-Thorny devil (lizard)

- Spinifex pigeon

- Kultarr (nocturnal marsupial)

- Spinifex hopping mouse (tarkawara)

- Ngintaka / Perentie lizard

- Possum in a tree

- Rocks depicting ancient Indigenous Australian rock art

- also includes 3D burrows that the nocturnal animals can 'hide' in during the 'day'.

The paper craft template is provided in a PDF file and is ready to print on US letter size card. For best results, print on card rather than paper.

This Australian animal diorama makes a beautiful activity to go with the book "Bilby Moon" by Margaret Spurling.

Pages required to print for this project:

Habitat scene (base and backdrop): 4 pages

Night scene overlay: 2 pages

Stand for back of set: 1 page

Trees and bushes: 2 pages

3D animal burrows: 1 page or more

Australian animals: 3 pages

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