What craft is cuter than this paper plate panda craft?! We’d say this might be our new favorite zoo animal craft for kids!
We love creating paper plate crafts with the kids because they are cheap, easy to make, and require only a few supplies. There’s always a supply of white paper plates in our craft closet specifically for paper plate projects.
Recently we made an adorable paper plate owl craft and a paper plate skunk which were both a huge hit so of course, we had to make another, right?!
With this project, kids can cut, glue, and work on developing fine motor skills. Besides that, they will feel a great sense of accomplishment once they’ve created their own panda!
This paper plate craft is great for kids of all ages! Preschoolers, kindergarteners, and elementary school kids will all love it. It would also be a great addition to the craft table at a zoo-themed birthday party!
Be sure to follow our step by step directions to help your children create this fun project.
Easy Panda Bear Craft
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- Paper plates
- Colored cardstock
- Black marker
- Panda template (click the “click here to get this freebie” image at the end to open the form)
Download the panda template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by placing the panda head template on the paper plate. Trace the head and then cut it out.
Place the black paper eye are in the middle of the paper plate and glue in place.
Next, take the eyes and glue them near the middle of the black eye are.
Glue the nose just below and in between the eyes. Use the black marker to draw on the mouth just below the nose.
Position the cheeks just below the eyes, near the outside of the head. If you don’t have any pink paper, feel free to let your child draw them on with a crayon or marker.
Create the ears by gluing the white inner ears to the black outer ears. Glue the completed ears to the back, top of the paper plate head.
You’re done! Isn’t this such a cute zoo craft?! Your kiddos will love crafting their panda bears and learning about these other amazing animal crafts!
Ideas For Kids
Zoo Animal Ideas For Kids
Looking for a whole unit of zoo themed crafts and activities?
Well, good news! We’ve put together some of our very favorite zoo animal themed crafts and ideas to make it easy for you! So, once you’ve made this cute panda craft, keep reading for even more zoo fun.
Crafts are not only great for kids but they also help with creativity, fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, help kids learn to follow directions, work on patience, and exercise creativity.
Zoo Animal Children’s Books
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!
Giraffes 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.
Zoo Animal Crafts
Paper Plate Tiger Craft – Unleash your child’s inner artist with the tiger craft! This fun project transforms a simple paper plate into a vibrant tiger, making it a roaring good time. It’s an easy and exciting activity that not only sparks creativity but also helps develop fine motor skills!
Koala Puppet Craft – Imagine bringing the adorable wildlife of Australia right into your child’s playtime with this craft!
This project is a hit with kids since it allows them to create their own koala puppet. The process itself is simple and engaging, making it an excellent tool for children to express their creativity and hone fine motor skills.
Polar Bear Puppet Craft – Are your kids ready for a beary good time? They’ll love creating their own fluffy companion that’s great for pretend play.
Bear Craft For Kids – Not only will kids have a blast creating their bear friend, but they’ll also be boosting some other awesome skills along the way!
This craft is a fantastic way to work on their concentration skills – staying focused on each step until they’ve built their creation. Plus, it’s a fun way to practice following instructions and improving their problem-solving abilities.
No matter what zoo animal activities you decide to make for your zoo theme, your kids will love these ideas!
Zoo Animal Printables
If you want to help your preschooler with letter recognition, counting, handwriting, and more then you’ll want to try these zoo animal printable worksheets.
These worksheets are colorful and entertaining. Your preschooler will love them and not even realize they are learning while playing! Featuring all their favorite zoo animals like lions, tigers, elephants, and more, these printables are sure to keep your child entertained.
Get ready for a trunk-load of fun with these elephant worksheets. From mastering handwriting to navigating letter mazes, these activities are packed with excitement and learning for young kids!
These monkey cutting activity worksheets offer a delightful blend of games like matching and counting tasks – perfect for keeping little minds engaged and excited. They’re more than just fun; they’re a fantastic way to enhance cognitive skills and improve fine motor abilities.
Try out these zoo vocabulary words for preschoolers that are a splendid way to introduce your little ones to the wild and wonderful world of animals. Bursting with vibrant visuals and engaging activities, these printables are just the ticket for a fun-filled learning adventure
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More Fun Ideas For Kids
- Paper plates
- Colored cardstock
- Black marker
- Panda template
- Download the panda template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by placing the panda head template on the paper plate. Trace the head and then cut it out.
- Place the black eye are in the middle of the paper plate and glue in place.
- Next, take the eyes and glue them near the middle of the black eye are.
- Glue the nose just below and in between the eyes. Use the black marker to draw on the mouth just below the nose.
- Position the cheeks just below the eyes, near the outside of the head. If you don't have any pink paper, feel free to let your child draw them on with a crayon or marker.
- Create the ears by gluing the white inner ears to the black outer ears. Glue the completed ears to the back, top of the paper plate head.