With Kung Fu Panda 3 arriving in cinemas on 11th March 2016 and paid previews on March 5th & 6th, your kids will most likely be totally taken with all things Panda! And who can blame them? There is something incredibly adorable about pandas after all, and their simple monochrome colour scheme allows for plenty of crafty activities to suit all ages too! So if you’re looking for activities to entertain the kids, here are 14 Perfect Panda Craft Ideas for Kids to Make.
#1. Fork Print Panda Bear
This super easy panda art project from Crafty Morning cleverly uses forks to create the fur effect! Perfect project for younger kids, and for easy clean-up, use plastic forks!
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#2. Egg Box Panda
Recycle your egg cartons to create this cute egg box panda from A Patchwork Life, complete with crafty mini bamboo.
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#3. Easy Panda Craft
With an empty bottle, craft paper and some glue, the kids will love making these easy panda crafts from crafty crafted.
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KUNG FU PANDA 3 arrives in cinemas Friday 11th March 2016 with paid previews on March 5th & 6th.
One of the most successful animated franchises in the world returns with its biggest comedy adventure yet, KUNG FU PANDA 3. When Po’s long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters. But when the supernatural villain Kai begins to sweep across China defeating all the kung fu masters, Po must do the impossible—learn to train a village full of his fun-loving, clumsy brethren to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas!
#4. Rock Pandas
Decorate the stones that you have collected from the beach, into these adorable Rock Pandas – instructions over on Martha Stewart.
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#5. DIY Panda Lantern
Panda-fy a paper lantern for your kids room with some simple pom poms and felt – there’s even templates for the felt eyes and nose to make it easier.
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#6. Make Your Own Po Colouring Book
Part craft, part colouring activity, the fun party pack on the Kung Fu Panda 3 website has a mini book that you can download, print and then make into a little book with some Po-tastic colouring fun!
Or how about printing and playing this fun Spot the Difference Panda Pool Game?
This cute little fellow from Crafty Morning, is simply made by cutting out the various heart shapes from black and white paper, and assembling into a panda face.
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#8. Panda Pom-Pom
Mr Printables explains how to make this adorable panda pom-pom (and other animals too). Pom-poms can be a little tricky to make, so may be more suitable for older kids.
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#9. Potato Stamped Pandas
Create some easy panda art, using potato stampers and paint, like I Heart Arts N Crafts.
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#10. Panda Paper Bag Puppets
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#11. Giant Panda Craft
Cindy at My Creative Life has a neat Panda Craft whereby you construct and assemble your panda from torn black and white construction paper.
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#12. Easy DIY Panda Bookmark
Corner bookmarks are super easy to create, and make a lovely gift or party activity for kids also. Here’s a cute corner panda bookmark from Cristina’s Ideas which your kids will enjoy.
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#13. Footprint Panda
We love how clever this simple craft is from The Pinterested Parent – a black and white footprint for the body, and then add in the eyes, nose and mouth.
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#14. Paper Plate Panda
This Paper Plate Panda craft from Danya Banya is a good project for working fine motor skills – punch two paperplates and have the kids sew them together with thick yarn to make the panda head, and then decorate with googly eyes and felt ears.
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