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Panda Paper Bag Puppet Craft [With FREE Template]

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If there’s one zoo animal that always seems so hard to get a glimpse of, it’s the panda bear! There are only 3 zoos in the whole United States that have them on display, so it’s a rare sight indeed.

Because they’re so adorable, we’re sharing this panda paper bag puppet craft with you. It just might be our favorite zoo animal craft for kids!

Not only is this project cute, but it’s also super easy to make too! We’re giving you a free printable template so your kids can make their own at home.

Set aside a few minutes and make this panda craft with preschoolers, pre-k, and kindergarten children.

Panda Bear Craft

paper bag panda craft image collage with the words paper bag panda in the middle

Supplies

Directions

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

hands holding paper bag panda craft template

Begin to assemble the panda’s face by gluing the eye area to the panda’s face.

hands gluing eye area to paper bag panda craft

Glue the eyes to the middle of the eye area. Use a circle punch to cut out 2 circles for the panda’s cheeks or use a crayon or marker to draw on cheeks.

hands gluing eyes to paper bag panda craft

Take the ears and glue one to each of the top corners of the panda’s head.

hands gluing ears to paper bag panda craft

Glue the completed panda head to the flap of the brown paper bag.

hands gluing head to paper bag

Place the body on the main part of the paper bag and glue in place.

hands gluing white paper to paper bag panda craft

Line up the straight edge of the panda’s arms on each side of the body and glue to secure them.

hands gluing arms to paper bag panda craft

Angle each of the feet on the bottom of the paper bag and glue in place.

hands gluing feet to paper bag panda craft

That’s it!

Now let the kids put on a puppet show and showcase their amazing imagination!

two paper bag panda crafts

Zoo Animal Activities For Kids

We often are asked if we have any more ideas that can go along with our crafts and generally the answer is, yes!

Below we’re sharing some of our favorite zoo animal activities and ideas you can use to keep the kiddos occupied and learning.

First, we have lots of zoo animal crafts for kids to pick! Not only are these crafts fun for kids to make, but they’re also extremely helpful too. Children can work on follow directions, honing their fine motor skills, learn things like how much glue they need to attach something to paper.

These are a few of our readers favorite animal crafts:

paper bag panda craft

If you need some worksheet ideas, these zoo animal printables are great. They’re fun for children and they help with handwriting, counting, letter recognition, patterns, and more!

These animal do a dot printables are another simple activity that’s no-prep. Just print and let the kids work on counting, letter recognition, and fine motor skills.

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!

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.

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!

We hope your kids have a blast with all of these easy ideas!

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For a chance to have your child’s craft featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

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Panda Paper Bag Puppet Craft

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Active Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This panda paper bag puppet craft is the perfect zoo animal craft for young children!

Materials

  • Brown paper bag
  • Black and white cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pink marker (optional)
  • Panda template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post and it will be emailed to you)

Instructions

  1. Download the panda template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Begin to assemble the panda's face by gluing the eye area to the panda's face.
  3. Glue the eyes to the middle of the eye area. Use a circle punch to cut out 2 circles for the panda's cheeks or use a crayon or marker to draw on cheeks.
  4. Take the ears and glue one to each of the top corners of the panda's head.
  5. Glue the completed panda head to the flap of the brown paper bag.
  6. Place the body on the main part of the paper bag and glue in place.
  7. Line up the straight edge of the panda's arms on each side of the body and glue to secure them.
  8. Angle each of the feet on the bottom of the paper bag and glue in place.

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