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Circus Animal Train


  • Colored Craft Sticks-small and large
  • Unpainted Craft Sticks-large
  • Small Wooden Spool
  • Hot Glue
  • Glue Stick
  • Animal Patterns
  • Chenille Stems
  • Felt
  • Rhinestones – small and large
  • Colored Papers
  • Animal Patterns
  • Colored Pens
  • Sharpie™ Pen - Black

  1. Glue two large colored craft sticks to the backside of one colored craft stick (to create side walls).
  2. Glue two large colored craft sticks to tops of the sides (to create a roof).
  3. Add two unpainted craft sticks to create cage bars.
  4. Cut a small triangle from colored paper and stick to the top backside of a large contrasting colored craft stick. Glue across the top of cage bars.
  5. Add a small colored craft stick to the top of that in a contrasting color. Glue in place.
  6. Add a large rhinestone to the top front of the roof center, and the bottom center of the cage
  7. Glue two small colored craft sticks to cage side walls.
  8. Embellish with small rhinestones.
  9. Glue two small wooden spools to each side of the bottom craft stick to allow cage to stand.
  10. Cut out two 2 inch circles for wheels. Outline the edges with black Sharpie™. Draw spokes on wheels.
  11. Cut a 1 inch circle from a contrasting colored paper. Glue to top center of each wheel.
  12. Glue each wheel to the sides of the bottom colored craft stick.
  13. Either draw an animal of your choice, or use patterns. Color with marking pens glue to a colored paper to stiffen. Cut out.
  14. Add a tail using a chenile stem that has been embellished with felt. Hot glue to back of animal.
  15. Attach animal to the inside of cage using hot glue. Pull a paw, or tail out to the front side.