The original “Bare Necessities” are now available on Blu-Ray. (For those who don’t remember the catchy jingle, I am talking about Disney’s The Jungle Book.)
To celebrate the release of this treasured Disney classic, I was challenged to come up with some crafty inspiration and the Bare Necessities of crafting. Ready to get your craft on?
But first a little crafty inspiration. Check out these The Jungle Book Themed Crafts from Spoonful.
Animal Attraction Bracelets (my favorite!)
In order to make these crafts and more, everything starts with the basics — the Bare Necessities. (Even though I am not sure Baloo was crafter, I am sure he would appreciate the idea of getting back to the basics.) It is fair to say that I have far more than just the Bare Necessities in my craft room, but these are the basics that I can’t craft with out.
- Cutter Bee Scissors – Every crafter has to have a great pair of scissors, and my favorite are Cutter Bees. Plus they have a cover for the blades – a bonus for moms!
- Paper Slicer – Because I can’t cut a straight line – I just can’t do it – my paper slicer is my go-to tool for all important straight lines. Gotta have a paper slicer. I use my slicer weekly – for everything.
- Cardstock paper – Every crafter has to have a supply of nice paper. It’s the most basic of supplies. (Personally, I can’t stop buying papers.)
- Baker’s Twine – You don’t know how useful (and cute) twine is until you own a spool. Then you will wonder how you got by without it. (I own four colors!)
- Mod Podge – Another crafter necessity, this versatile adhesive can be used as a simple glue or a lacquer.
- Sharpies – I never go anywhere without a Sharpie. (Seriously, I keep one in my car.) A rainbow of colors is a must.
- Hot Glue Gun – My husband likes to tease about my love for the hot glue gun, but it really is a handy tool. I own two!
- X-ACTO Knife – For those projects when precision is a must – an X-ACTO is my go to.
- Washable Paint – Not just for paper, we use these paints for everything. The colors are bright and they are actually washable. (You’re welcome moms.)
- Hole Punch – Another tool that gets weekly use, the 1/4 inch is the most versatile punch for all kinds of projects. Plus the Fiskars brand is the nicest one out there.
- Hot Glue Sticks – A hot glue gun isn’t any good without the glue.
An awesome selection, right?
The Jungle Book is now available on Blu-Ray/DVD and Digital copy. Get in touch with your wild side and go back to the Bare Necessities with your family and enjoy this timeless classic and all of it’s musical pizzaz.
How would you like to win the Bare Necessities of Crafting?
This giveaway has ended.
cassi Fleming says
Hi, I cant seem to enter the giveaway drawing, it says that the giveaway has not started yet. Id love to enter!
Sorry about that Cassi – apparently I selected tomorrow as the start day by mistake. It has been corrected now, so I hope you will come back and enter. Good luck!!!
Deanna @ mommyGAGA says
I would make some of these fun Jungle Book crafts with my kids!
heather baker says
My daughter loves Jungle Book and would love to make tons of crafts!
Stephen N. says
I would make a huge Graduation sign.
Cynthia G says
I would love to make picture books with the kids
I would start my christmas cards for this year so they get out on time 🙂
Gosh I would make birthday cards with my kids, Easter projects
My daughter loves crafts… she had to make a diorama for school a few months ago and has been crazy about making them ever since, she writes stories and then makes the dioramas to go with them, so I’m sure she’d love to do a Jungle Book one too.
Cheryl Free says
I’d make the Animal Attraction Bracelets.
Samantha C. says
My kids would love to make some Easter bunnies!
Debbie Frick says
Birthday cards Christmas cards Valentines
stacey b says
I’d like to make cards for people – my son is always wanting to make cards for any various reason
Cynthia R says
we would make some cards and our own books.
Melissa M says
We would make snake!
Lori LaRussa says
My girls and I would make the snake!
Will G says
Nothing. I’d give hem to my wife!
Christina B says
My daughter and I would love to make Easter crafts with the supplies!
steve weber says
I’d make some valentine’s day cards.
Well, I would give this to a friend of mine who loves to do crafts. I’d probably join in because all the goodies to play with look like fun. I’d like to either decorate a box or basket.
Tammy S says
make cards too cutouts so on could be alot of fun
Janet W. says
I’d probably have my grandsons make crafts for upcoming holidays and celebrations like Easter, Father’s Day, etc! We could also make birthday cards!
My son would love to make the Jungle Party Hat!
We’d make some Valentine’s decorations
Maria Malaveci says
We would definitely be making the Animal Attraction Bracelets! My daughter would absolutely love these, and my son would love the snake!
Rachel W says
The “King of the Jungle Party Hat” 🙂
Trisha W. says
I would let me 2nd grader make one of his creations. The recycle bin is never safe from him. =) Of course, items like the knife would not be offered.
D SCHMIDT says
My son and I would make some decorations for his Birthday next week! That is a fantastic prize pack.
Crystal Rogers Walker says
Animal Attractions Braclets
Bernie W says
I would try to make a scrap book for photos.
stephanie mcfarland says
my kids are still young so we would do just simple cutting coloring
Dorothy Teel says
I love the animal attractions bracelets and I think that my granddaughters would love them also, as they are into the girly stuff, I would also like to have them make finger puppets..
Susan Gustafson says
I would make a King Louis decoupage toy storage box.
Oh – I would like to see this!!! 🙂
Jenny Sims says
We would use this to make mother’s day cards for the grandmas!
Oh, how cute… my daughter will love making the snake!!
I know my girls will love making the bracelets and the jungle crowns! They are all really cute crafts tho
I work at a summer camp and we don’t get reimbursed for the crafting supplies we bring in. I would love to win this so I can provide a wonderful crafting experience for my campers!
Debra Hall says
i would make a jungle book scrapbook
Ann Fantom says
My daughter and I would make birthday cards
sue s says
GREAT for the class party project!!!!
The headband, dress up is all the rage at our house.
Patricia Wojnar Crowley says
We would make some scrapbook pages!
Kim Kihega says
My daughter likes to make animals, so that is what we will be making!
Terry Maigi says
We would try to make some of the crafts you posted in the blog! I love the paper python! So cute!
Decorations for our easter egg hunt
alena svetelska says
i would make some decoration for my oldest graduations and also for his 18th birthday .
Brittney House says
We would make some easter cards.
Jennifer Short says
Christmas ornaments. Because it’s never too early!
Carol W says
We would make some Easter decorations. Thanks for the chance
I would use it to make cards with my granddaughter
I like to make cards.
Liza @ Views From the 'Ville says
My daughter and I would make Jungle Crowns and leis, plus some Popsicle-stick puppets to play out our own version of the movie 🙂
Patricia Parson says
I niece has a Birthday party coming up soon in June, right before she goes into kindergarten and she loves to jump around and sing like she is in the jungle book parade with the animals. I truly think she would be in awe to have her first birthday with friends she has made from pre-k to be able to do that same thing at the park with all the bells and whistles.
Stephanie Galbraith says
We’d love to make puppets and put on puppet shows.
Monique Rizzo says
I love the Sir Hiss snake craft.
Thanks for the chance.
stephanie mcfarland says
i loved this movie back in the day. i can’t wait to have a fun day with my boys watching the movie and making crafts. would have been great for a snow day. im sure we will have more before winter is over
Danielle Porter says
Would make birthday cards for everyone! That would be a lot of fun!
Shelley P says
We’d make some toilet paper roll monkeys and cards. I love the crafts you listed! I’ll have to try them with the kids 🙂 Thanks!
mckena roberts says
I would probably make cards, because I love making cards. For Valentine’s day, I made 35 homemade cards to hand out to other people in my choir. I also like to make random crafts for people’s birthday, like a mini choir binder (about a square inch), a crown and sash, a dinosaur figurine, etc.
Cassandra Eastman says
My kids would paint, make “telescopes”, and handmade cards for friends and family!
Evelyn Chuter says
I would give this to my granddaughter so she would stop taking my supplies. My teenage granddaughter loves art like me and I’m forever looking for my supplies which are in her possession.
we would make crafts! actually, i am not sure what we’d make, but it would be cool.
Lee Broom says
My 10 year old daughter would love this! She constantly works on projects at home and for school. She scrapbooks, makes posters, makes jewelry and blings things….so she would really get into these supplies.
Kelly c says
I would let my daughter do it, so there is no telling what would come of it. Hehehe
Richelle Leffler says
we would make a lot with the kit my daughter loves loves loves crafting she is 10 and she would have a blast with this kit and she can do it with her 4 year old nephew and make him some Jungle Book Felt Puppets he would get A KICK OUT OF IT 🙂
Karin A says
Vennie M. says
I’d make greeting cards and gift bags.
Tracie Trump says
I would love to make the greeting cards!
Dawn K says
I’d take the supplies to school and my kids would have some great new things for their projects.
Lisa B says
My daughter and I love scrapebooking with photos of her
Vicki Wurgler says
my granddaughter would cut and paint a picture
Shane R. says
I would make some gift cards.
Xty Cruz says
Ill make a nice gift for my mom
June S. says
My grandson and I will make something for Easter coming up.
Crystal H says
I would use the supplies for homemade cards and scrapbooking!
Kathie Craig says
This would be sooo perfect for me to do projects with my boys. I would use the Mod Podge to transfer my favorite picture of them to canvas. I have no idea where my glue gun or glue sticks are anymore!! We could make birthday cards for both grandma’s in March. So many possibilities!!!!
I’m not very crafty, so I’d totally steal ides from this post and make crowns! 🙂 I love wearable fun stuff that the kids and I can make together 🙂
Karrie Smith says
I’d make the cute bracelets first!
Lyndi Malarchuk says
Definitely the “King of the Jungle Party Hat”! It’s fantastic!!!
Charles Burbridge says
I wouldn’t make anything but my wife and daughters would. What? I have no freaking idea. They’re the crafty ones.
Athena S says
I love crafts and so does my daughter she would love to make puppets out of these items. She and I are always doing something with crafts
jane kramer says
i would give this to my kids and let them make whatever their hearts desire because that is what art is , from the heart
My son would probably make either puppets or some form of “pocket animals” that he could sneak in his pocket when he goes to school.
JAMES LYNAM says
My granddaughter will love this.
I think it is my time to win????????????????????????
Matt Stringham says
We would lay everything out as a family and see what our imagination could make! Would love to win this!
Rachel H. says
We’d make the Paper Python and King of the Jungle hat!
Laura J says
Oh I would love to use the supplies to make a bowling set for Carter out of water bottles! And….would love to make some banners and bowling pin garland for his birthday party coming soon!
Alexander Saas says
I think the puppet theater is great and my daughter would love it!
Casey Everidge says
we would make a birthday card for someones birthday coming up
Lauren-Olivia Wood says
I would make cute stationary to write personal notes to my friends and family with!
Thomas lockhart says
nothing at all
christine reyes says
I’d make some sort of Easter crafts with my kids.
Oh my gosh, so many things! But I’d love to start with some picture frames!!
I’d make some cute homemade cards with the paper cutter, card stock and xacto knife.
Knowing my son, we would probably start off making what mom wants, then the 4 year old would tell me how I am doing it wrong, then proceed to come up with his own “great idea” It would probably end in a huge mess. LOL All in fun though 🙂
Lesley F says
I would make either cards or a real cool scrapbook page tying into the movie
I would take the whole bundle and head over to my cousins — she is an awesome artist, and I would love to have her draw with the kids (plus she will get all crazy over the fresh pack of Sharpies! LOL). I would also let the kids have some painting fun and I’d probably make some weird, cant-really-figure-out-what-they-are crafts 🙂
Cat Davis says
I’d make puppets for the kids.
courtney b says
my and my daughter would make craft jewelry !:)
keely hostetter says
I would let my kids make whatever comes to them!
We would invite my daughters friends over and we would have a jungle crafting party. Probably make hats (masks) and tails.
Tyler F says
I will use them to make the puppets.
Eliza Ferree says
I’d probably go with making the puppets but I’d have to take this further. We’d make drums out of oatmeal boxes, paper plate masks, etc and have a little Jungle Book party.
Kay M. says
Most of it would be used scrapbooking. I have several little books I need to get made up for grandchildren. All of these supplies are great basics! I think I would gift the hot glue gun to my daughter, since I have three. She’s a crafter too, but doesn’t have all the supplies accumulated yet. These would help her for sure!
Anne Derkat says
Greeting and gift cards
Kelly D says
I would help my kids write and design their own story books.
Jennifer S says
I think my boys would probably talk me into helping them make a movie set for their Legos. They make all kinds of videos now and sneak into my craft supplies!!
I’ve been wanting to make some St Patrick’s Day crafts with my kids, so probably those. 🙂
Jennifer B says
I would make decorations for upcoming holidays with my kid, and look on pinterest for other craft ideas
I’d add these to my current stash of crafting goodies and my kids and I would use them to make crafts for upcoming holidays (st. Patricks, Easter, etc).
Dayna Wilson says
I’m LOVING those animal attraction bracelets… I’d totally wear those myself. I think we’d have to do that!
Bailey Dexter says
There is so much to make, I would love to make something cute for the grand-kids room with them!
Catherine L. says
I’m not sure what I’d make, but it would be something for my nieces room.
michelle tremblett says
My daughter and I would make craft things for her bedroom, she loves taking ordinary things and sprucing them up 🙂
Karen Thaeter says
I would make a jungle scene with the grandchildren
Karen Thaeter says
This is such a fun prize giveaway,thank you
amy pugmire says
I would love to make cute banners for my kids rooms.
tara darity says
we could make so many things with this!! my kids love crafts!
Susan Chester says
I would try my hand at a Jungle Book mobile for my grandson.
Dee @ Cocktails with Mom says
Oh this is perfect. I am just getting into crafting and I am looking forward to doing a scrapbook for the kids. and a decorative pillow for my sofa.
H.E. DeLuna says
I would make a mobile.
Ivette Muller says
I would make name boards for my girls’ rooms. 🙂
I would probably look on Pinterst for things to make with my daughter.
Bernadette C @Aimless Moments says
We are always making stuff! I think the boys would like to make the puppet theater.
Carly D. says
I would love to make some homemade greeting cards for friends and family!
I would make some decorations for St. Patrick’s Day!
Linda G. says
I would make some cards
I would make some nice coasters.
Lindsey Wakefield says
I have a huge list of crafts on my to do list!
I’d make birthday cards for family!
I think the kids could make a Jungle Book movie poster.
Kathy Luman says
We make play dough with corn starch and hair conditioner.
Marty Musser says
Maybe a bulletin board made of corks? I’ve seen so many cool projects done already!
Misha Estrada says
I would do arts and crafts with my daughter. Probably mostly making pictures, because she is only 4.
Deb K says
We would make some Easter Crafts and Cards!
Angela P. says
I would have a ball with my kids.. what couldn’t we make with all of this great stuff? really.. thank you for the chance to win. This is my kinda giveaway!
Nicole Lancaster says
I really would like to make the Jungle Book felt puppets with the craft supplies. My daughter would love it.
Jake B says
I’m sure my niece would love to make cards for nano
Paula Michele Hafner says
I would help my son makes a poster for his wall.
Janice Reece says
I would make a book of the whole family before they were born and after and up to the present day ….. I think it would be a great keepsake for my daughter to pass onto her daughter or son.
I’m sure Rylie would paint pictures for my office with the craft supplies. Oh, and I’m sure she would punch holes in random paper and the little holes would be strewn all over my house. 😉
Derek Timm says
We would make pictures.
we love crafting and this would be an awesome collection to add to our craft stuff and looks fun to create. I think we would love making the braclets
I would let my daughter pick out a craft for us to make together. Thanks for the opportunity.
Laurie Nykaza says
The animal attraction bracelets are so cute the kids love making things and they love Jungle books so this whole kit looks like so much fun!
Ellen c. says
We make some Easter decorations. Thanks for the chance.
Christina Sparks says
I would actually give the craft kit to my sister she has a son who has autism and she is always looking for new things to do with him. He has made leaps and bounds with his learning.
Erica C. says
We could make cards.
Heather B says
I think that leaf crown would be fun to make with my 2 year old.
wendy rozema says
my kids & I would make puppets or books!
I would let my granddaughter choose what she would like to make. I have her every weekend and we are always trying to find something to do. This crafting package would be perfect as she loves arts and crafts.
Shauntea Crutcher says
I would make the paper python.
Carolyn M. says
Crafts with my granddaughter.
I’d make some scrapbooks with my son 🙂
liz l says
Backdrop for a play
sarah jerome says
make some posters with my grandkids to put on their walls n spruce up their bedrooms
Rebecca Lock says
I would make some items with my daughter for her dolls.
Kristin M says
The adorable puppets!
Sky Evans says
I’d make a drawing.
Daniel M says
do some more scrapbooking
Leah Shumack says
The felt puppets so I can turn on I wanna be like you and make them all dance around!
Melissa Weatherford says
I would craft with the kids using some of your examples…I love crafting, I’m just not very good at coming up with my own ideas. I really like the diorama idea.
Sue E says
I would make a birthday card for my hubby who’s birthday is in March & some St. Patty Day’s decorations.
Maegan Morin says
We would probably make puppets and masks and all kinds of things! It would be awesome 😀
Carolyn Daley says
We would make puppets and a stand.
Tanya B says
I would make a scrapbook
Kristy Dobbs says
I would make puppets
I would make bracelets, they are my favorite too!
Danielle Jones says
We would use this to make decorations for my papaw’s room at the nursing home. It breaks our hearts that he can’t be at home with us like he has been in recent years. So the whole family has been making cards and handprint wreaths, and other things to hang up in his room.
natalie yeoman says
i would make some puppets
Danielle hall says
id say id do some scrap booking stuff
I would make a scrapbook
Stuart Conover says
My wife would probably be doing the puppets with our son 😉
Ashley Fryer says
I think we would make The Jungle Book magnets.
Jaime Cummings says
We would make a scrapbook!
Angela W says
I’d make some scrapbooks
Jill McDowell says
I would do some scrapbooking
Lauren Knott says
This is totally awesome! My kids would love this. We would make all kinds of things like maybe picture frames.
Brenda Elsner says
I would make a scrap book.
Shea Balentine says
the bracelets and paper python with my niece! =)
I want to make the paper python!
Jessica Holmes says
I would make the Jungle Book felt puppets! I co-directed the performance of The Jungle Book at our school several years ago and I would love this prize!
Courtney Haas says
The felt puppets!
would do scrapbooking
Leslie L Stanziani says
The boys would want to make puppets but the girls would love to make bracelets.
Jodie Rosenblum says
I’d make puppets for my daughter and her cousin to play with.
Jessamine D. says
I will help my daughters make some hand puppets. 🙂
Terra Heck says
I’d make some handmade cards. Thanks.
Karen Drake says
I would use the supplies to make a picture frame.
Jenny Q. says
My son would probably want to make the snake from the Jungle Book movie. Or the bear, he loves anything to do with animals and likes crafting.
I will use the supplies to make holiday decorations with my niece and nephew.
We would make all sorts of crafts
dance to the great sound track.
ALICIA MILLETTE says
I would make a scrapbook
Nicole Robinson says
I would love to see the Jungle Book again 🙂 We would have a lot of fun making crafts..a Jungle Book Day!
susan smoaks says
i would let the kids create whatever they want, chances are we would create scenes from the jungle book. i am tony l smoaks on rafflecopter.
tina reynolds says
I would make puppets thanks for the chance kids would have a blast
Rhonda Clemens says
We would make things to hang in the windows when the sun shines through the art.
amanda Whitley says
i would let my kids make some decor for their bedrooms
Lesley M says
I would make some crafts with my son!! He loves making trucks and other construction equipment crafts!
Linday Wilkins says
I’d love to win make crafts with my grandchildren
Melanie Montgomery says
Jungle themed pictures.
Vikki Billings says
I would make some Christmas ornaments.
I would make the paper python! They would love this to decorate their rooms!
All three of my older children have March birthdays, so my youngest and I would be using these crafts to make birthday surprises.
Laura Unger says
My boys would probably love to make snakes!
Donna L says
I would give it to my granddaughter so she could make something for her room.
ABC crafts with my son 🙂
Rochel S says
I would use it for scrapbooking!
Michelle S says
I love the paper python, I would make that and other characters!
ioana c. says
my daughter would love to try making your Jungle book crafts!!
Melanie Comello says
I would work on a baby book for my little girl.
Melinda Stephens says
I’d make some Easter decorations with my son.
melina r says
I know my daughter would make some crafty projects with all those supplies. She would probably make some jewerly.
Cynthia G says
excited to see winner
Cynthia G says
did I miss winner?
Awhile back, I pinned the Paper Python and this craft seems to be the most pinned craft from my Pinterest account. Thanks so much for sharing this as I will repin it again.