How to Create a Habitat for a School Project

Create a habitat project for school in a shoebox or plastic container. A habitat is an area with a specific climate and ecosystem. Desert, forest, grassland, wetlands and tundra are the main habitats found around the world. Each habitat has its own landscape and wildlife.

  • Create a habitat project for school in a shoebox or plastic container.

Use small plastic animals to portray the wildlife in the area. Buy plastic animals from toy stores. Buy plastic trees at hobby or toy stores.

Fill a shoebox or plastic container a fourth of the way with sand. Make the sand's surface uneven. Make sand dunes and ditches by moving the sand around with your hand.

Scatter a few rocks in the box.

Place plastic snakes and lizards in the sand.

  • Fill a shoebox or plastic container a fourth of the way with sand.
  • Place plastic snakes and lizards in the sand.

Add two or three pieces of greenery. Cacti live in the desert because they can hold water.

Fill a shoebox or plastic container halfway with dirt.

Put plastic trees in the dirt. Maple, oak and walnut trees are commonly found in forests.

Cut a piece of blue cling film and set it on the dirt. This acts as the water.

  • Fill a shoebox or plastic container halfway with dirt.
  • Cut a piece of blue cling film and set it on the dirt.

Add plastic animals. Deer, raccoons, birds, snakes, rabbits, foxes and squirrels are some animals found in forests.

Cut out a piece of plastic turf. Lay it in the shoebox or plastic container.

Add plastic bushes.

Add plastic animals like lions, bison, giraffe and zebra.

Cut a blue piece of cling film for a body of water. Set it in the habitat.

Cut a piece of foam to fit most of the container. Paint it blue.

  • Cut out a piece of plastic turf.
  • Cut a piece of foam to fit most of the container.

Put the dry foam in the container.

Glue water-dwelling animals, like alligators, to the foam.

Glue or tape birds onto toothpicks and insert them into the foam.

Fill the rest of the box with dirt. Add a few trees.

Place a piece of foam in the container.

  • Put the dry foam in the container.
  • Place a piece of foam in the container.

Glue packing peanuts on the foam to make hills and dunes.

Add plastic animals such as polar bears and penguins.

Cut a piece of blue cling film and glue it along the edge of the foam for water.

Add evergreen trees and bushes.

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