5 The Jungle Book Crafts & Bare Necessities Craft Supplies

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.)

Jungle Book Crafts
Meet the most unforgettable characters and embark on a thrilling adventure with Mowgli as he journeys deep into the jungle and learns β€œThe Bare Necessities” of life from happy-go-lucky Baloo the bear. Meet Bagheera, the wise old panther, and crazy King Louie, the orangutan. But watch out for the cunning tiger Shere Khan and Kaa, the ssssneakiest snake in the jungle!

Disney 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.

Jungle Book Craft 4

Jungle Book Felt Puppets

Jungle Book craft 

Jungle Book Puppet Theater

Jungle Book Craft 2

Paper Python

Jungle Book Craft

King of the Jungle Party Hat

Jungle Book Craft

Animal Attraction Bracelets (my favorite!)

Feeling inspired?

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. 

Bare Necessities of Crafting Jungle Book

  • 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? 

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220 thoughts on “5 The Jungle Book Crafts & Bare Necessities Craft Supplies”

    • 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!!!

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  1. 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.

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  2. 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.

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  3. 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!

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  4. We would definitely be making the Animal Attraction Bracelets! My daughter would absolutely love these, and my son would love the snake!

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  5. 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.

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  6. 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..

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  7. 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!

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    • 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.
      Thanks

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  8. 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

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  9. 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 πŸ™‚ Thanks!

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  10. 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.

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  11. 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.

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  12. 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.

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  13. 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 πŸ™‚

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  14. 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!!!!

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  15. I’m not very crafty, so I’d totally steal ides from this post and make crowns! πŸ™‚ I love wearable fun stuff that the kids and I can make together πŸ™‚

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  16. 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

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  17. 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.

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  18. 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!

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  19. 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 πŸ™‚

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  20. 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 πŸ™‚

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  21. 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!

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  22. My daughter and I would make craft things for her bedroom, she loves taking ordinary things and sprucing them up πŸ™‚

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  23. 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!

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  24. 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.

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  25. 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. πŸ˜‰

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  26. 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

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  27. 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!

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  28. 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.

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  29. 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.

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  30. 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.

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  31. 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.

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  32. 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!

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  33. 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.

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  34. 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.

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  35. 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.

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