Embrace the festive spirit by indulging in some creative crafting with the kids! There’s nothing like staying warm and cozy indoors while crafting up some holiday joy!
Create a cute and easy Christmas decoration that will surely bring smiles to everyone’s faces with this panda Christmas craft!
Our adorable panda is all set for Christmas, sporting a festive hat and scarf that adds a touch of holiday magic. This simple and fun craft is perfect for children of all ages, making it an ideal activity for a creative playdate or classroom craft.
Ready for more holiday crafting fun? Check out our other Christmas crafts to keep the creativity flowing all season long.
Christmas Panda Craft Idea
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Making this Christmas panda provides an excellent opportunity for skill development when your little ones refine their fine motor skills and scissor expertise as they carefully cut and assemble the different parts.
Plus, if you’re exploring the letter P or learning more about pandas, this craft is an exciting way to blend learning with creativity.
To make this festive and cuddly panda, all you need are a few simple supplies readily available at home. We’ve even prepared a free template to guide you through the process
Download the panda template, print, and cut out the pieces.
Position the eye spots just above the nose, one on each side, and glue it in place.
Next, apply glue to the eyes and attach them to the eye spots.
Glue the ears to the sides and back of the panda’s head.
Attach the scarf to the neck portion of the panda.
Create the Santa hat by gluing the fluff to the bottom of the hat and the pom to the tip of the hat.
Finish by gluing the completed Santa hat to the top of the Panda’s head.
Don’t miss out on exploring more of our favorite Panda christmas ideas for your kiddos while you’re here!
Christmas Ideas For Preschool
Get ready to sprinkle some holiday magic into your preschooler’s Christmas season with a sleigh full of crafts and activities!
In the spirit of spreading joy and fostering creativity, we’ve curated a collection of Christmas ideas specially tailored for your preschoolers. Explore a merry mix of books, crafts, and activities below, and be sure to save your favorites.
Christmas Children’s Books
Below are some of the top Christmas books to read to your kids!
Dasher: This wonderfully illustrated Christmas book for kids gives you the back story on one of Santa’s favorite reindeer, Dasher! Girls will especially love to read this since Dasher is a girl.
Construction Site On Christmas Night: Fans of the fun characters of the construction site books have to add this Christmas-themed story to their collection. See how the trucks get ready for Christmas!
How To Catch An Elf: Kids everywhere love the silliness of this Christmas story. The rhymes and the illustrations will draw the kids in as well. This is a Christmas book kids will want to read every year!
Christmas Craft Ideas
Grinch Paper Cup Craft – Kids can turn an ordinary paper cup into a mischievous Grinch with this fun craft. It’s a jolly way to blend family time with festive creativity! Grab a paper cup and our template to extend the fun of the book or movie!
Elf Yourself Printable Craft – Kids can turn their photo into an elf from the beloved movie, Elf, complete with posable arms and legs with this fun craft! It’s a fun and creative way to bring holiday joy and laughter to life.
Handprint Reindeer – Bring Rudolph to life with our handprint reindeer! It’s a festive, hands-on activity perfect for toddlers to elementary aged kids! This simple craft only needs everyday supplies like card stock, glue, and craft punches. Let the holiday crafting fun begin!
Rocking Santa Craft – Get ready for some festive crafting fun with this moving Santa craft! Kids can make their own rockin’ Santa using our free printable template. It’s easy, entertaining, and doubles as a fun classroom decoration.
Christmas Preschool Activities
After enjoying the beloved holiday story, extend the fun of the book with these engaging How to Catch Santa worksheets. Specifically designed to enhance learning while having fun, these worksheets cover fine motor skills, pattern completion, vocabulary development, and recognizing the letter C.
Dive into a world of hands-on exploration that keeps the holiday spirit alive long after the story ends. Download these printables and watch your child’s skills blossom!
Fill your child with holiday cheer with our free Christmas memory game printable! Tailored for on-the-go fun, these memory games are perfect for entertaining kids at Grandma’s house, appointments, or anywhere with a bit of time and space.
Beyond the festive fun, this game supports fine motor control and memory development. As kids match holiday themed pairs, they’ll also cultivate patience, visual discrimination, spatial memory, and more.
Roll into festive fun with our roll a reindeer game! Designed for ages 3-7 (though older kids will love it too), this game is a great way to practice counting, taking turns, and fine motor skills.
Roll the die, add a pom pom to the corresponding spot on your reindeer, and race to be the first to complete your reindeer. It’s simple, engaging, and promises lots of cheerful competition!
Step into a winter wonderland with this snowy reindeer sensory bin for an enchanting world of sensory delight! Watch as kids dive into a snowy playground with the adorable reindeer.
This sensory play fosters crucial early learning concepts as children engage multiple senses, feeling the soft and flaky snow texture while exploring the whimsical reindeer themed elements. This activity can be adapted to suit the unique needs and interests of every young explorer!
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More Winter Fun
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Panda Template
- Download the panda template, print, and cut out the pieces.
- Position the eye spots just above the nose, one on each side, and glue it in place.
- Next, apply glue to the eyes and attach them to the eye spots.
- Glue the ears to the sides and back of the panda’s head.
- Attach the scarf to the neck portion of the panda.
- Create the Santa hat by gluing the fluff to the bottom of the hat and the pom to the tip of the hat.
- Finish by gluing the completed Santa hat to the top of the Panda’s head.