They’re cute and some of them know Kung Fu – our playful panda crafts for kids celebrate the cute and cuddly national animal of China – the panda!
Did you hear of the woman whose job is to hug pandas? Yes, she gets paid for doing something so many of us would do for free!
Yes, pandas are that adorable, and even though they’re native to China, their charm extends across the globe. So much so that the panda is the animal chosen to be represented in the logo of the World Wildlife Foundation.
Pandas are amazing creatures and can do some cool things. We’re not talking about martial-arts expert screen pandas, of course! For instance, despite weighing 200-300 pounds, pandas are excellent tree climbers. How cool is that?
With 16th March being Panda Day, we’re all set to celebrate this awesome animal whose habitat is under thread. Let’s learn about them along with some playful panda crafts that even little kids can do.
10 Playful Panda Crafts for Kids
We’ve seen a few pandas made from paper plates, but this one from I Heart Crafty Things wins the prize! This craft is so simple, but so cute, you feel like the panda is indeed smiling at you!
As if pandas weren’t already cute, Ayelet Keshet has gone and made them cuter with these Kawaii bookmarks! Perfect gift for your Kawaii obsessed friend!
How about playing with a panda that moves? Arty Crafty Kids shows us how this is possible, using just paper! Get the template or draw it yourself, and put it together as shown in the instructions.
Want to be a panda yourself? It’s easy, when you have a printable panda paper crown like this one! Just download print and assemble, and get ready to be hugged!
If you’ve got some sewing enthusiasts, this project from Craft Passion will be a hit! With a black sock and a white one, anyone with basic sewing skills can make this sock panda.
This is probably the easiest panda craft of all time! This craft from Our Kid Things is a good idea for younger kids who may get overwhelmed with projects that require more steps or materials.
Now this one’s for all the Kung Fu panda fans, although it’ll work for anyone else as well. All for the Boys shows us how to use colored craft paper in smart ways to create a panda made of geometrical shapes.
There’s a lot you can do with paint and a fork, as Crafty Morning shows us with this cute panda art! Let your little one go crazy making those spikes and then stick on the other pieces when the paint dries.
Get ready for your summer reading with this too cute for words panda bookmark from Red Ted Art. It’s so cute I’d rather keep it outside than hide half of it behind the page!
Aren’t these panda crafts for kids super cute? While doing them, be sure to check out some fun facts about pandas. Here are a few:
- A panda eats up to 30 kg of bamboo a day and poops 28 kg!
- Female pandas raise their cubs alone
- Baby pandas are born pink
- Only around 1,000 pandas are left in the world
I’m sure you can find more interesting facts. It’s so much fun to learn while crafting!