Valentine’s Day will be here soon, and this holiday is a great time to spend some time with the kids and make some fun crafts.
Your little loves will be proud to give their red panda Valentine craft to a special friend or family member, or even display it as a fun holiday decoration.
These adorable animals are sure to bring a smile to the face of anyone that sees them. In addition to making the red panda craft, it’s a great time for them to learn more about these endangered animals.
To get started on this project, we’ve made it even easier to create by including a free template that you can print out. It’s a fun craft your kids will enjoy making at home or in the classroom. You can download the template by entering your email in the form at the end of this post.
Read on below for the step-by-step instructions, and be sure to check out our other Valentine crafts for kids to continue the holiday fun and learning!
Red Panda Craft Idea
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Red panda template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the red panda template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Start by gluing the nose and mouth piece to the middle of the head.
Take the face stripes and glue them on both sides of the mouth piece.
Next, glue the eyes, one on each side of the head, just above the nose.
Place the eyebrows above each eye and glue them in place.
Create the ears by gluing the inner ears to the outer ears.
Now take the completed ears and glue the to the top and back of the head, one on each side of the head.
Glue the completed upper body to the top of the lower body.
Next, glue the heart to the middle of the red panda’s body.
Position the arms on each side of the heart so it looks like the red panda is holding the heart and glue them in place.
Make the tail by gluing the stripes along the tail.
Finish by gluing the completed tail to the back and side of the red panda’s body!
Check out our other animal crafts that your kids will love making just as much as they did this one!
Valentine Ideas For Kids
Looking for some more great activities to celebrate Valentine’s Day? We have lots of fun and educational ideas for you!
Valentine’s Day is a sweet holiday to show your kids how much you love them, and spend some quality time doing some fun activities together. It’s a great time for kids to get creative and artistic with some festive ideas.
Valentine Books For Kids
Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to show your kids how much you love them and to show them the value of literature.
Giving children a book for Valentine’s Day – especially one that you agree to read with them – can not only introduce them to wonderful new stories but also foster a lifelong appreciation for books.
This year, stay in on Valentine’s Day and enjoy a marvelous, meaningful storybook adventure together! Below are some of our favorite Valentine’s books for kids.
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?
Valentine Crafts For Kids
We love getting crafty, and it’s such a fun activity to do with the kids. While kids are being creative and enjoying creating something, they’re also working in tandem on some essential skills.
Crafting is a great way for them to gain decision-making skills, hand-eye coordination, and fine motor skills. It’s also a fun way for kids to explore new mediums and build confidence by taking pride in their work.
Read on below to see some of our favorite Valentine’s crafts to add to your kid’s day.
Koala Valentine Craft – This snuggly guy from Down Under is ready to spread some love! Kids will love making this sweet Australian animal into a Valentine’s paper craft decked out in festive pink and red.
Turtle Valentine Card Craft – As sure as a turtle is slow and steady, this turtle will win the hearts of anyone who receives this sweet card. This homemade card is easy to make and the kids can customize it in Valentine’s colors or realistic colors!
Puppy Valentine Craft – This sweet puppy loves to play fetch! He’s brought us a sweet Valentine to share with a loved one. Kids will have a blast making this loyal companion into a fun craft either at home or in the classroom!
Pikachu Valentine Card Craft – This Pikachu has hearty eyes for all those Pokemon-loving kids! This is a fun craft featuring a favorite character of many kids. They’ll love making the card, and then sharing it with a fellow Pokemon friend that’s “gotta catch ’em all”.
Valentine Activities For Kids
A simple and easy way to have some fun this Valentine’s Day is to give the kids these Valentine coloring pages! They’ll love the super cute variety of animals in these four free printables. So grab the crayons and these pages for a great way to keep the kids occupied.
Cupid’s arrow went through these Valentine connect the dots, so we need the kids to fill in the holes by connecting the dots. As they complete and make the picture whole, they’ll also work on their fine motor skills, number recognition, and counting! Be sure to grab the crayons or markers so they can color them in once they’re finished!
Grab the dot markers and these Valentine’s Day do a dot printables for some festive learning. They’re filled with festive Valentine art pages, number hunts, letter and number pages, counting and pattern pages, and more! They’re a fun way for kids to work on pre-reading and math skills.
The perfect hands-on activity that gives kids a chance to master using their scissors are these Valentine cutting practice worksheets. Using scissors will help with their hand-eye coordination and building hand strength. These pages are also a great way for kids to learn number recognition, counting, and problem solving!
- This “love you” little girl’s sweatshirt is so adorable!!
- All the kids will love these Etch A Sketch Valentine cards.
- Teachers will love this Valentine’s Day t-shirt!
Share With Us
Did you make this craft with your kids or students? We’d love to feature them on our social media!
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!
More Valentine’s Day Activities
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Red panda template
- Download the red panda template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Start by gluing the nose and mouth piece to the middle of the head.
- Take the face stripes and glue them on both sides of the mouth piece.
- Next, glue the eyes, one on each side of the head, just above the nose.
- Place the eyebrows above each eye and glue them in place.
- Create the ears by gluing the inner ears to the outer ears.
- Now take the completed ears and glue the to the top and back of the head, one on each side of the head.
- Glue the completed upper body to the top of the lower body.
- Next, glue the heart to the middle of the red panda's body.
- Position the arms on each side of the heart so it looks like the red panda is holding the heart and glue them in place.
- Make the tail by gluing the stripes along the tail.
- Finish by gluing the completed tail to the back and side of the red panda's body!