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Paper Plate Panda Craft For Kids [Free Template]

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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 craft is great for preschoolers, kindergarteners, as well as elementary school kids. It also makes a great craft for a zoo-themed birthday party!

Be sure to follow our step by step directions to help your children create this fun project.  

Easy Panda Craft

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

Supplies

  • Paper plates
  • Colored cardstock
  • Black marker
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Panda template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link emailed to you)

Directions

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

hands holding paper plate panda template

Begin by placing the panda head template on the paper plate. Trace the head and then cut it out.

hands tracing panda head template on paper plate

Place the black eye are in the middle of the paper plate and glue in place.

hands gluing black eye area to paper plate panda craft

Next, take the eyes and glue them near the middle of the black eye are.

hands gluing eyes to paper plate panda craft

Glue the nose just below and in between the eyes. Use the black marker to draw on the mouth just below the nose.

hands drawing mouth onto paper plate panda craft

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.

hands gluing cheeks to paper plate panda craft

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.

hands gluing inner ear to outer ear of paper plate panda craft
hands gluing ears to paper plate panda craft

You’re done! Isn’t this such a cute zoo craft?!

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Zoo Animal Printables

If you want to help your preschooler with letter recognition, counting, handwriting, and more then you’ll definitely 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! 

These animal I spy printables are also great for keeping kids engaged and working on visual recognition.

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! 

Crafts are not only fun for kids but they also help with creativity, fine motor skills, help kids learn to follow directions, work on patience, and exercise creativity.

two paper plate panda crafts

If you love paper bag puppet crafts as much as we do, then you may also want to make this adorable brown paper bag tiger craft as well as this paper bag koala craft.

The great thing about paper bag puppets is they’re easy to make, inexpensive and they provide hours of entertainment after the art project is cleaned up!

You can also check out this polar bear paper bag puppet for even more fun! 

Continue on with the bear theme by making this simple bear craft for kids. As they craft, you can read We’re Going on A Bear Hunt for extra entertainment.

Don’t forget about reading some zoo animal themed books to the kids! These are some of the top rated books on Amazon!

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!

No matter what zoo animal activities you decide to make for your zoo theme, your kids will love these ideas!

paper plate panda craft

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Paper Plate Panda Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Make your own paper plate panda craft for your next zoo animal theme!

Materials

  • Paper plates
  • Colored cardstock
  • Black marker
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Panda template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link emailed to you)

Instructions

  1. Download the panda template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Begin by placing the panda head template on the paper plate. Trace the head and then cut it out.
  3. Place the black eye are in the middle of the paper plate and glue in place.
  4. Next, take the eyes and glue them near the middle of the black eye are.
  5. Glue the nose just below and in between the eyes. Use the black marker to draw on the mouth just below the nose.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

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Robin M Sumabat

Monday 3rd of May 2021

I would absolutely love to have the Panda Bear Template. Thank you very much!

Sam T

Monday 3rd of May 2021

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of each post to have the links sent to you.

Tawnya China

Monday 15th of March 2021

I would like to have the panda bear template. Thank you

Sam T

Monday 15th of March 2021

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you ?

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