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Panda Headband Craft For Kids [Free Template]

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If you’re doing a zoo animal themed unit with your kids or students, this panda headband craft is a great addition!

It’s super simple and kids have a blast wearing it around when they’re done.

Besides being fun to make, it’s also great for helping kids work on scissor skills, fine motor skills, and following directions.

Check out our quick video tutorial to see how we made this craft, then be sure to download the free printable template.

If you want more ideas, browse through all of our headband crafts for kids.

Printable Panda Craft

panda headband template image collage with the words panda headband in the middle

Supplies

  • Colored cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Tape or stapler
  • Crayons or markers (if using the color in version)
  • Panda template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Directions

Download the panda template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

hand holding panda headband template

Take the head and glue it to the middle of the headband base.

hand gluing head to panda headband craft base

Position the eye spots just above the nose, one on each side, and glue it in place.

hand gluing eye spot to panda headband craft

Create the ears by gluing the pink inner ears inside the black outer ears.

hand gluing inner ear to panda headband craft

Glue the completed ears to the top and side of the panda’s head.

hand gluing ears to panda headband craft

Finish off the headband by taping or stapling an extender to each side of the headband base.

hand taping extenders to panda headband craft

Your kids will definitely want to wear this cute headband!

panda headband craft

More Zoo Animal Activities

Books are a great way to get even further in a theme! On top of that, reading to kids helps them develop a stronger vocabulary and helps them learn to focus. It’s a win win situation!

Below are some of our favorite zoo animal books for kids.

The Fascinating Animal Book For Kids is a great book for curious kiddos! Find facts on almost any animal your child is learning about. This is a great resource to have in your home library collection.

The View At The Zoo is a silly book about all the animals at the zoo. When the people come to take a look at the animals, they see all sorts of sights! But, there’s a twist to this book that you have to read for yourself and laugh about!

Girafffes Can’t Dance is a sweet and fun book about Gerald the Giraffe. He can’t dance, but doesn’t stop trying! He finally finds his own rhythm when he meets an unlikely friend.

2 panda headband crafts

Crafting with kids is not only fun, but also helps kids develop a variety of necessary skills. Add some of these zoo animal crafts to your next unit!

panda headband craft

Sensory activities are also another activity you’ll want to incorporate into your zoo animal theme.This zoo sensory bin is perfect for letting the kids have some independent playtime.

These felt zoo animals with world maps are an amazing educational resource that is great for engaging children and teaching about animals all around the world!

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panda headband craft

Panda Headband Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This panda headband craft is a fun zoo animal activity for kids! 

Materials

  • Colored cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Tape or stapler
  • Crayons or markers (if using the color in version)
  • Panda template

Instructions

  1. Download the panda template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Take the head and glue it to the middle of the headband base.
  3. Position the eye spots just above the nose, one on each side, and glue it in place.
  4. Create the ears by gluing the pink inner ears inside the black outer ears.
  5. Glue the completed ears to the top and side of the panda's head.
  6. Finish off the headband by taping or stapling an extender to each side of the headband base.

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