Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the cutest animal of all – pandas! This panda Valentine craft is perfect for bringing a smile to kids’ faces.
Not only that, but it also helps cultivate important skills like creativity, fine motor dexterity, and following directions.
The best part? All you need is some basic supplies and this tutorial to get your kid inspired and crafting! You’ll be singing about how happy your kiddos are with the delightful results of their masterpiece.
So grab the supplies, put on some tunes, and let love take center stage! Don’t forget to take a look at all of our Valentine craft for kids for more ideas!
Valentine’s Day Animal Craft
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Panda template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the panda template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin to make the panda bear by gluing the eye spots to the panda’s head. Next, take the eyes and glue them to the middle of the eye spots.
Make the ears by gluing the pink inner ears to the black outer ears. Take the completed ears and glue them to the back and sides of the panda head.
Place the white belly piece in the middle of the panda’s body and glue it in place. Use the scissors to trim off the excess paper on the sides.
Glue the head to the top of the body piece.
Arrange the heart on the top left side of the panda, then place the left arm in the middle of the body and glue it in place. Trim off the paper that hangs off the body.
Place the other heart in the middle of the panda’s body and glue it down. Position the right arm in the middle of the body and glue it to secure it. Trim off the excess paper.
Now you have an adorable panda craft! Not only is this craft perfect for Valentine’s Day, but it’s also great for Mother’s Day!
Valentine’s Day Ideas For Kids
Don’t let the fun stop here! We’ve got even more ideas to keep the kids engaged and having fun during the week of Valentine’s Day!
Crafts For Valentine’s Day
If your kids are looking to surprise their friends and family with something extra special this Valentine’s Day, look no further than a love monster craft! A few pieces of paper are all that you need to make these delightful creatures! Kids can choose whatever colors they want and customize them however they please. These love monsters will bring plenty of smiles this February 14th as they spread the love far and wide! They also make great decorations, so don’t be surprised if your kids start making more than one.
For all the little piggy-lovers out there, this pig Valentine craft is especially for you! All that’s needed to make this cute craft is some construction paper, scissors, and glue. This will make an adorable little pig that kids can share with their friends on Valentine’s Day. This homemade pig craft is sure to bring lots of smiles!
Get your kids Valentine’s Day ready with this fun llama Valentine card craft! All it takes are some paper, scissors, and an afternoon of creativity. Once they’ve constructed and designed their one-of-a-kind card, they can write a funny message or sweet sentiment inside. This craft is a great way to encourage your kids to be creative as well as show loved ones how much they’re appreciated this Valentine’s Day.
Valentine’s Day is the perfect time for kids to get creative and make their own gifts for the special someone in their life. Create a furry, floppy-limbed sloth out of paper for a fun craft! All your kids need is paper, scissors, glue, some creativity, and lots of love! Before you know it, your kids will have created a unique Valentine gift that is sure to be loved by friends or family!
Valentine Children’s Books
Books are always a great way to keep the kids learning and having fun. These Valentine’s Day books are great to grab from the library or get from Amazon!
Love From The Crayons – If your kids love any of the Crayon books, they’ll want to read this Valentine version where the crayons explore the bright colors and subtle shades of love.
The Invisible String – This is a sweet story all children will want to hear. It’s about a mother who tells her two children that they’re all connected by an invisible string.
Little Blue Truck’s Valentine – Join Little Blue Truck as he delivers Valentine’s Day cards to all his farm animal friends. As he does, he wonders, will anyone give one to him?
Kids’ Valentine’s Activities
Kids who enjoy playing games will have a blast playing this Valentine’s Day printable bingo. It comes with 30 unique bingo sheets so lots of people can play at the same time! That makes it ideal for classrooms, the library, or even a big family gathering!
Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity for kids to learn! With these Valentine do a dot printables, the little ones can have lots of fun while enhancing their motor skills. These printables provide an interactive way for your kids to learn numbers and letters in an enjoyable way. So this February, give your kids something fun and constructive, without sacrificing playtime!
These free printable Valentine coloring pages provide a great opportunity for kids to express their creativity and add a touch of festive joy to this special holiday. Coloring can help stimulate the brain and develop fine motor skills, so not only are they having fun but they’re also learning while they color. It’s an easy way to create lasting memories with your children that will have them looking forward to the next coloring page adventure!
Valentine’s Day can be a blast for kids when they get to enjoy fun puzzles and activities like free printable Valentine connect the dots! This type of activity is great because it helps them to practice counting and focus their concentration while having a good time.
- Little girls will love to wear this cute heart initial necklace!
- These scratch-a-sketch kids’ Valentine cards are sure to be a class hit!
- Kids will love these pencil Valentine’s Day cards.
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More Valentine’s Day Activities
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Panda template
- Download the panda template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin to make the panda bear by gluing the eye spots to the panda's head. Next, take the eyes and glue them to the middle of the eye spots.
- Make the ears by gluing the pink inner ears to the black outer ears. Take the completed ears and glue them to the back and sides of the panda head.
- Place the white belly piece in the middle of the panda's body and glue it in place. Use the scissors to trim off the excess paper on the sides.
- Glue the head to the top of the body piece.
- Arrange the heart on the top left side of the panda, then place the left arm in the middle of the body and glue it in place. Trim off the paper that hangs off the body.
- Place the other heart in the middle of the panda's body and glue it down. Position the right arm in the middle of the body and glue it to secure it. Trim off the excess paper.