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Habitat jars

Make your own habitat jar Make a list of all the different animal habitats that you can think of.

You could use this table. We have included an example based on Ladi Kwali's Water Jar.

Which sort of habitats are there close to where you live? Which one is your favourite?

We made some habitat jars based on this example in our video.

You will need

How to make it:

  1. Make sure your jar is clean. Take the label off.
  2. Design the animals of your habitat in card or plastic.
  3. Cover the bottom of your jar in material that looks like the ground of your habitat. You could use soil, sand, small stones, grass - or you could colour in a circle of card.
  4. Add in your other natural materials and your animals. You could hang any birds or fish from the lid.
  5. Add more to the outside of your jar if you want!

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