Hey teachers, send out an email to ask all of your students and parents to bring in lots of shoeboxes and any other boxes about that size, along with paper towel roll holders. We use these in a week to begin making our Box Animal Safari.
Also, the heads are made from flat cardboard, so get some regular boxes too, and you may need some extra helpers in the room for putting the animals together.
Dennas is the founder of Firstlight Arts Academy in Nashville, and also of The Art Instructor (formerly ArtSquish). He has been designing, painting, illustrating and teaching in various combinations since he learned how to hold a crayon. He is the illustrator of 24 children's books with over 5 million in print worldwide.
See his paintings at http://dennasd.com