This panda craft is so simple to make and great for almost any age. It can even be a great panda craft for preschoolers if you draw a bold circle for your kiddo to cut out. Using newspaper is such a fun way to recycle and to make totally adorable crafts. Here are a few more animals that use newspaper too: white tiger, bunny, raccoon. I know you are going to want to make them all.
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SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG
- Black construction paper
- Stapler with staples
- Black Sharpie marker
- Glue stick
- 2 Large googly eyes (self-adhesive 25mm)
- Panda Craft Template
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You might want to check out these Panda Bear books to go with your craft…
Step 1: Cut Out the Head of the Panda Craft
- Find a piece of newspaper that is mostly print with few pictures and no color. You will need at least a half sheet.
- Fold a half sheet of the newspaper in half and cut a large circle through both layers.
Step 2: Use the Panda Craft Template
- Print the panda craft template and use it to cut the pieces out of black construction paper.
- *If you don’t have access to a printer, use the picture to draw the parts of your panda bear craft.
Step 3: Start the Construction
- Sandwich the ears in between the 2 layers of newspaper circles.
- Secure each ear with one staple to begin.
- Now continue to staple all around the circle, keeping the staples close together, but not touching.
- Leave a section of the panda’s head open at the bottom, wide enough to stuff in crumpled pieces of newspaper.
- Before you stuff the panda craft head, use the glue stick to put his black eye patches and nose in place.
- Then use the black sharpie marker to give your panda a smile.
- Put the large googly eyes in place. If they are not self-adhesive, use the glue stick.
- If you prefer or if you do not have googly eyes, cut eyes out of white construction paper, draw in the eyeballs and glue them in place.
- Tear strips of newspaper and crumple them up.
- Then begin to gently fill the inside of the panda craft by putting crumpled pieces of newspaper in one at a time.
*Do not overstuff your panda.
- Finally, use the stapler to close up the rest of your panda arts and crafts.
Now that you have seen these panda craft ideas, start here and make it your own. Maybe your panda has purple or orange circles around his eyes instead. Or maybe he is rainbow colored. You can also make fun accessories, like a bow tie or pink cheeks or, really, anything you can think of to add a little something extra to your panda craft.