Here is the idea that inspired his cacti.
Now my little girl is doing the rainforest and she wants snakes, birds and an alligator.
Here is a cute alligator that I found for her project.
My son has decided that he wants snakes, camels, and vultures (total boy lol). The background will have an Arabian cityscape and the birds will have textured wings and perhaps feathers and will be flying from the top of the shoebox.
Is there anything else that we should be including? Of course I will post the final pictures of their projects :o)
Here is the update! The kids and I have been working all day. They have made the Crafty Mommy/Mimi Mocha Frugalista proud. They painted, cut, and applied these biomes with my guidance for some and their own interpretations for others. These are their almost finalized projects. My son (desert biome) has to add crystals for the "stars" and hang more birds. I believe he wants to do some more camels and perhaps a rabbit. Sorry for the bad cell phone pictures, but I will try to take and upload them from my digi when he is done. She also has birds that need to be hung.
Heidi's project will have more palm trees and we will even them out. She also wants to add a waterfall. She has a green crocodile that will need to be painted green. I think that the very large snakes need to be brought down to size, but she likes them and that's all that matters.