Have fun while you make this recycled orang-utan!

Orang-utans are amazing creatures! They are the ’gardeners’ of their forest habitats, helping seeds to spread through their wide and varied diet. Many of those seeds are especially big ones, which can’t be spread by smaller mammals, and grow into large, land-stabilising trees – crucial in areas vulnerable to tsunamis and landslides. Why not share your love for these incredible creatures by making your own marvellous orang-utan using recycled materials!


We aim to use as much natural and recycled materials in all of our activities. To make your orang-utan, you’ll need:

  • Cardboard box or other thick paper (an old cereal box works well)
  • Scissors and glue
  • Thick needle or small knitting needle
  • Pens for colouring
  • Split pin paper fasteners x 2
  • Orang-utan template


Why not head back over to our activities page, where you’ll be able to access a range of activities for you to enjoy.

From bug hotels to bird feeders and recycled gorilla masks, all of our activities use freely available – or recycled – materials and are suitable for children of all ages.

Have you ordered your ‘The Panda Made Me Do It’ badge?

If you’ve completed this activity, you can show your support for WWF by ordering your very own ‘The Panda Made Me Do It’ badge. You can sew your badge onto a number of items, including blankets, pencil cases and bags.


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