Age7 to 11 years
Who`s crafting?Parents with kids
- Download & print the templates (click below)
- Pipe cleaners in any colour, enough for four 15cm pieces
- Piece of string
- Pencil or stick
- Empty cereal box (or other thin card)
- Pritt glue stick
- Pritt Liquid Glue
Beware: In this Werewolf Forest papercraft, a huge wolf is wreaking havoc and chases a girl through the woods! You don't believe it? Then pick up your scissors and Pritt glue stick and create your own Werewolf Forest! Werewolves are creatures shrouded in legend. Many stories tell of humans who can transform into wolves - but only during a full moon. Hide between the trees when it is time - or face the werewolf and have exciting adventures with him!
For your Werewolf Forest papercraft, you first cut out parts 1a and 1b. Apply a generous amount of Pritt glue to the back of them and stick them to an empty cereal box or thin crafting paper to make it stable. Then, assemble the parts by also applying glue to the tabs and sticking parts 1a and 1b together.
For the rock cave in your Werewolf Forest, cut out parts 2a, 2b and 2c (including the entrance to the cave). Fold it along the dotted line and fix 2a and 2b to the middle part. Take a look at the picture to see how to do it.
To craft the huge werewolf, you first have to cut out parts 3a, 3b, 3c and 3d. Also cut into the body (3a) at the bottom end at the marked position as the tail will be attached there later. For the body, fold part 3a along the dotted lines and put it on its feet. Now apply a generous amount of glue to the front and back of the tab on the body, bend it inwards and stick the left and right sides to the inside of the body. Also fix the paws to each other using the tabs. Then fold the head (part 3b) and stick it to the body.
Apply a sufficient amount of Pritt glue to the tail (part 3c and 3d) and stick both individual parts together. Push the tail into the slit at the back of the wolf body and press it carefully to the body from the inside.
The large, spooky 3-dimensional ghost tree is one of the central parts in your Werewolf Forest. You craft it from parts 4a, 4b and 4c. Fold them each in the middle along the dotted line – with the printed side inwards. Stick one half of a tree to the half of another tree until all of them are connected with each other.
Now it is time for the long-legged spider. Cut out parts 5a, 5b and 5c and measure four pieces of the pipe cleaner of the same length with your ruler. These should be approx. 15cm long. Take the pipe cleaner pieces, put them next to each other in your hand and twist them all together in the middle. Then, apply a generous amount of Pritt glue to the white side of parts 5a and 5b, put the pipe cleaner in the middle of one of the parts and cover it with the other one to make the spider body. Press it down a little bit to fix it. Now, four legs are sticking out on each side. Bend them into shape so the spider can stand properly. Lastly, stick the head (5c) to the body.
For a real forest and your figures, carefully cut out all parts with the number 6 as well as number 7 and 8. Fold them each in the middle and fold the coloured blocks inwards. The trees form a triangular shape. Stick both bottom tabs together with Pritt glue so they stand solid.
Now make the moon: Cut out parts 9a and 9b. You also need a piece of string (ca. 25 cm long). Now, apply a generous amount of glue to the backside of part 9a, put the end of the string on it and cover it with part 9b. Press it down a little bit. If you now tie the other end of the string to a pencil or stick, you can let the moon rise above your Werewolf Forest papercraft.
And that's it!
You decide when it is time for the full moon to rise over your Werewolf Forest. Can you already hear the howling of the werewolves in the distance? Even the huge spider would rather crawl back into a safe cave. When the moon goes down at the end of the night, the spook is over. Which adventures will you experience during the next full moon? In the meantime, take a look at our other crafting projects on the topic of "monsters". There's always a lot going on in the Vampire School and at the Ghost Party.