DIY Newspaper Panda Craft for Kids (Free Template)

PANDA CRAFT FOR KIDS
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This panda craft is so simple to make and great for kids of all ages. After all, what kid doesn’t love panda bears? Even better, this craft is made out of recycled newspaper! 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.

Skip to the end to watch this full tutorial on YouTube. I invited my young friend, Gabby, into the studio to make it with me.

Fun Facts About Pandas

  • Bambo makes up the majority of their diet (99% to be exact!).
  • Pandas are considered endangered animals. There are less than 2,500 in the entire world.
  • They can live up to 20 years.
  • Pandas are native to the mountains of China.

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Panda Craft for Kids made with recycled newspaper

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SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG

  • Newspaper
  • Scissors
  • Black construction paper
  • Stapler with staples
  • Black Sharpie marker
  • Glue stick
  • 2 Large googly eyes (self-adhesive 25mm)
  • Panda Craft Template

Let me tell you a little secret…you don’t need a bunch of stuff to enjoy crafting with your kids. Here at “In the Bag Kids’ Crafts” we stick to a basic master list of supplies that fit into one bag. Once your bag is filled, you will be ready to make any craft on this site without missing any key “ingredients”. Click here to find out what items to put in your bag.

Step 1: Cut Out the Head of the Panda Craft

PANDA CRAFT STEP 1
STEP 1
  • 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

PANDA CRAFT STEP 2
STEP 2
  • Print the panda craft template and use it to cut the pieces out of black 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 of your Panda Head

PANDA CRAFT STEP 3
STEP 3
  • 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.

Step 4: Add the Panda’s Markings

PANDA CRAFT STEP 4
STEP 4
  • 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.

Step 5: Give Your Panda Googly Eyes

PANDA CRAFT STEP 5
STEP 5
  • 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.

Step 6: Stuff Your Panda Bear Craft

PANDA CRAFT FOR KIDS STEP 6
STEP 6
  • 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.

Step 7: Finish Off Your Adorable Panda Craft

PANDA CRAFT STEP 7
STEP 7
  • Finally, use the stapler to close up your panda.

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 to add a little something extra to your panda craft.

Watch the full Panda Craft Video Tutorial on our YouTube channel

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PANDA CRAFT FOR KIDS

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Newspaper Owl Craft
NEWSPAPER OWL CRAFT FOR KIDS
Lacing Panda
Newspaper Zebra Craft
EASY ZEBRA CRAFT WITH NEWSPAPER
Newspaper Koala Craft
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Recycled Newspaper Craft
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