Making this simple panda craft is just the beginning of the fun. Once you have it put together, add whatever details you want. Maybe a bow on the head, a ball to hold, pink cheeks or an entire costume. Seriously, the only limit is your imagination. Make a few pandas and create a story. Put on a puppet show. Just have fun with it.
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SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG
- 4 Large popsicle sticks
- Elmer’s glue (or Glue Dots)
- 2 Medium pompoms
- White and black paint
- White, black and pink construction paper
- Glue stick
- White yarn
- 2 Small googly eyes
- Panda craft template
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Panda Craft Instructions
Step 1: Attach the Popsicle Sticks
- Lay 3 of the large popsicle sticks side by side with the center one slightly higher than the rest.
- Place a line of Elmer’s glue on the 4th popsicle stick.
- Then lay it across the other 3.
- Give the glue some time to dry.
*You may want to do this step the day before and let it dry overnight since it takes awhile for the Elmer’s glue to set up. To skip the wait time, use Glue Dots instead. Just stick them on close together instead of using the Elmer’s glue.
Step 2: Paint the Panda Bear Craft
- Lay out some newspaper to manage the mess
- Place the glued together popsicle sticks, with the smooth side up, on the newspaper
- Squeeze out some black and white paint
- Pinch the pompom with the clothespin to form a “paint brush”
- Paint the bottom of the popsicle sticks black and the top white
- Give it some time to dry
Step 3: Wrap It Up
- Wrap the white yarn around and around the painted popsicle sticks until it is as fluffy as you want.
- You can tape the end to the back or just trap it under other yarn while you are wrapping.
- When you are done, trim the end and tie it off.
Step 4: Use the Panda Craft Template
- Print the panda craft template
- Use the template to cut out all of the parts for your panda bear craft
- The little pads of the panda’s feet are not not included in the template. Just use the hole punch to make circles for the little toes.
Step 5: Paws and Ears
- Using the glue stick, put the paws and ears together.
Step 6: Start Putting It Together
- Now add the ears, nose and dark circles around the eyes using your glue stick.
Step 7: Glue on the Paws
- Attach the paws to the front of the panda craft, on top of the yarn, using Elmer’s glue. Put a generous small circle of glue since it will soak into the yarn a little bit.
- You will need to give the glue some time to dry before moving the craft too much.
Step 8: Finish Off the Panda Craft
- Put the panda’s googly eyes in place.
- Then use the black Sharpie marker to draw on a mouth.
Now that you know how to make this panda craft for kids, let’s have some real fun. Did you know that a group of pandas is called a “bamboo”? I sure didn’t. But now I feel like I want to make an entire “bamboo” of pandas. How about you?