Jessica was lucky enough to work with Momtastic for a DIY Jungle Obstacle Course in celebration of Disney’s The Jungle Book release on Blu-Ray Aug. 30. The Jungle Book was one of our kid’s favorite movies this year, so it was really fun to transform our backyard into a jungle adventure.
One bonus obstacle (only seen here) for the course was our DIY honeycomb climb. In the movie, Mowgli had to climb a tall cliff side to get honey, nature’s ointment, for Baloo. Since honey is a bear necessity, we made our little man cub’s climb a diy rope to reach our 3D paper hive.
Here’s how we made it.
- foam core board
- yellow and black card stock, Astrobrights
- Elmer’s Glue sticks
- Hot glue and got glue gun
- Silhouette America electronic cutting machine
Step 1: Design and cut 3D honeycombs using a template online, or via Silhouette cutting machine (like we did). If 3D is too labor intensive for you, we get it – just cut standard honeycombs. Use different shades of yellow for texture.
Step 2: Glue all the sides of the hexagon together with a glue stick (if you opted for the 3D design).
Step 3: Draw a honeycomb shape similar to the hives in The Jungle Book on a foam core board and cut it out with an X-acto knife.
Step 4: Glue the honeycombs (hexagons) on the board with a hot glue gun to fit like a puzzle. We glued some facing forward and others flipped for some added texture.
Step 5: Cut out mini bees using a template online or an electronic cutting machine.
Step 6: Glue the bees onto the hive. For an added 3D effect, we glued one end of a small piece of wire onto the foam core and then a bee on the other end of the wire.
Step 7: Poke two holes on the top corners of the hive and hang with string from a tree.
As we mentioned, this was a bonus obstacle for the course – don’t miss the main DIY Jungle Obstacle Course here.
Photography by Pure Lee Photography