Outside the Square

Here is a project I completed for my course for a cafe mural. There are three options and each illustration is based on a pictorial puzzle you need to work out. Can you work them out?

Name all the animals hidden in the tree

It’s a rebus puzzle! Try to figure out the saying

Each naughty bandicoot takes away a letter from this word at one time. Try to work out which letter is taken out each time and what new true word is made. Eventually one letter will be left.

Having trouble? Feel free to comment your tips and possible answers.