21.11.12

Panda Craft Tutorial

Panda Bear Crafts
Panda bears are so fascinating and we keep making all kinds of Panda bear crafts at home.Sharing how we made an easy "Panda on a Bamboo" Penstand. This one is  probably one of my all time favorite kids craft project because it was so quick and easy .
Panda Bear Crafts
Materials Required
Anything cylindrical  to recycle:Tin can , glass jar,  tissue roll,Cardboard container etc.We recycled a tin can to make  our penstand.
To make the Bamboo : Use any green/ yellowish green material to line your cylinder-Card stock / Foam / Felt or even cloth. We used foam...I find its easier to maintain when you have a forever dust accumulating roadside house!
To make the Panda:Card stock / Foam / Felt.We used foam...its a fantastic medium to use when crafting with kids as you can wipe off finger stains,glue stains,food stains and whatever else little fingers will contribute !
To cut :Scissors /Punches/Dies - Simply hand cutting would be the fun and easy way to make this project but since I have a die cutting machine I used dies to cut out oval and circular shapes to make our Panda. I let my little one decide the shapes and sizes of the body parts.
Adhesive:This is the most important factor to make a quick , easy and mess free foam craft project! You can use anything which little hands can peel off easily such as double sided foam tape,double sided adhesive tape [my favorite as its adhesive properties are much better than the foam tape] or glue drops
Panda Bear Crafts
We lined the the edges of the green foam with double sided adhesive tape [bought locally] and stuck it on the tin.I also stuck a strip of  the  double sided adhesive tape on the inner top edge of the tin and folded down the foam as shown to give a neater edge to our Bamboo penstand !
Recycling Crafts
We roughly played with our cut circles and ovals.Do ignore our scallop edges....[I only had scallop dies and not the regular circle and ovals!] My daughter complained our Panda looked like a flower!
Panda Bear Crafts
My little one assembled the face using glue drops [ glue drops are a lifesaver when crafting with kids! Nowadays they are available in rolls too which makes it even easier for little ones!].Our Panda's ears and snout are scallop circles and the black eye is actually a flower !! Proper circles and ovals would be a better choice to make a Panda !
Panda Bear Crafts
To raise the snout we layered 2 white circles on Panda's face.
Panda Bear Crafts
We wanted to raise the body off the Bamboo stand so we used sticky foam tape on the circular black body of our Panda foam craft.
Panda Bear Crafts
We used ovals for the arms and legs of our foam craft Panda.
Panda Bear Crafts
Our Panda looked glum without a smile!
Panda Bear Crafts
So my little one added a rosy red tongue and a paper umbrella.
Panda Bear Crafts
We had also made some Panda pencil toppers in a similar way using smaller parts but I think the dog ate it![Just joking...its lost somewhere in our super messy house!]
Here are links to some more Panda bear crafts
Panda Bear Pop up card tutorial
I hope you enjoyed this easy foam craft..do share your comments.
Supplies: Foam,Big shot[Die cutting machine],Dies:Couture creations Scallop circle,Sizzix Oval scallop,Googly eyes, Paper Umbrella -Raja Market

49 comments:

  1. this is the most happiest and cutest panda :) and the scallop shape shows how furry this little panda is!

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    1. Ha Ha Thank you Ayesha for the support...my 6 year old critique didnt like the scallops!

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  2. wow.. this is so beautiful!!

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  3. Aww:) your panda looks choo CUTE:)

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  4. Oh this is super cute! Love the happy faced panda.. I find pandas adorable in real too.. This tutorial is beautifully done and this stand would make a wonderful gift to kids.. Will surely try to make one and gift it to my little cousins.. Thanks so much for sharing.. Also.. do tell Prisha that she is awesome.. :)

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    1. Thank you Sindhu.If you make it for little kids,make it in foam..then little hands can handle it without spoiling it!

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  5. My all-time favorite wild animal is the Panda. I love this. I have been to 3 zoos that have Panda Bears: National Zoo in Wahington D. C., San Diego Zoo & Atlanta Zoo. Heard that the Toronto Zoo in Canada is getting a Panda next yr. Visited the Toronto Zoo a yr ago.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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    1. Oh you are so lucky Melissa...I have been bugging my hubby to visit Singapore in hopes of seeing a Panda

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  6. Absolutely adorable!
    Thanks so much for sharing!

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  7. wow doc,lovely idea, Nice to know about new ideas everytime from you. thanks for comments on my blog. The idea for the tree is from Youtube,nothing creative :)

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    1. Thank you Kavitha.Since I am not a Youtube fan I miss out on a lot!

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  8. Wow ...adorable work. My most fav animal is Panda!!!! In real too, they are too lovely to watch...Had seen a lovely panda pair and their newborn in Taipei Zoo, Taiwan which are gifted by Mainland China.

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    1. Sathya you have been so lucky!

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  9. Wow love it Sonia..Thanks for sharing..I like the idea of a pen stand and its soo neat..love to know that ur daughter also helps..my son too helps me in crafts..it's a joy to work with your kids..

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  10. You both make an awesome team working together... Love this cute Panda and he looks good with the scallops it makes the bear more interesting and unique..
    Great holder for anything and makes a cute gift for the teacher's too..
    Enjoy your holiday and keep safe....

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  11. Adorable...this is so cute :)

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  12. Your panda is very cute, Sonia...thanks again for taking the time to do a tutorial:) x

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  13. How adorable is this one.. Too cute for words doc..TFS the tutorial!

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  14. I was watching Kung-fu-Panda and saw you penstand :)!! The panda is really cute .You make all things seem easy with your wonderful tutorials!

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    1. Pooja this one is super easy!

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  15. How clever are you I love the panda he's adorable. Caroline xxx

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  16. What a gorgeous panda ... Great make ... Thank you for joining in the LEJ Designs Challenge xxx
    Tina xxx

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  17. Dr. i love the way you have aseembled the diecuts to make panda..I think you are one crafter that thinks of using craft supplies in all and best possible ways and this always inspires me..Prisha's innocent complain about panda left a smile on my face..she is a little genuis..Love you little girl !!

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  18. What an adorable little panda :-) I love the fact that you were able to create a "fluffy" look by using the scallops :-)
    Hugs, Antonella :-)

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  19. oh that Panda is sooooo cute
    Lisa x

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  20. What a cute panda. Thanks fot the tutorial.

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  21. That is the cutest panda!! Oh my gosh, he's adorable!! And you make it look easy with your awesome tutorial!! Love, love this!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  22. This is Fabulous Sonia.. Thanks for the fantastic tutorial..Loz

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  23. Sweet n a Simple tutorial.......Panda Pen stand is really cute...

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  24. Very, very cute! What a fun project for children! So nice of you to share your tutorial! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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  25. oh this is really cute. thanks for sharing the tutorial

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  26. Looks fabulous Sonia,
    Hugs, Sandy

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  27. Super cute! What a fun project for the kids to do! :)

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  28. Cute panda . good work dear

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  29. Wow! That's really cute pen stand! How you come up with such lovely and useful projects?:) Keep it up! Anna

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  30. Wonderful creation Sonia and so adorably cute! Thanks for the lovely tutorial, so happy you could join us at LEJ Designs for our 'Alter it' challenge!

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  31. Adithi loves this and wants to try doing this. Thanks for the tutorial

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  32. Very nice and easy! Thanks for the tutorial

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  33. So super sweet is he. Who doesn't love panda bears?
    Monica

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  34. Brilliant Panda pen holder great idea and great tutorial -love your quilled flowers and paper star too thanks for joining us at Lej designs and hope to see you back next week
    Carol DT x

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  35. OMG its fabulous...the outline cut s sooo cute to make it more as a cutwe kiddy project...the idea too s 2 be appreciated sonia...

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  36. As usual a fun project and what a transformation....Loved the tute.And some patience you have DOC.Awesome job

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  37. sooo adorable you both do awesome creations!!!!
    Paula

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  38. What a wonderful project to make with your daughter. Thank you for the detailed instructions - it is impressive how much time and care you took with them. And the pen/pencil cup is adorable - especially love the googly eyes! Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us a Tuesday Alchemy!

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  39. Hi Dr Sonia,
    what a wonderful project. So wonderfully made, I bet you daughter really enjoyed making this.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  40. aaawww....sooo cute...:) & its a lovely tutorial..:))

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  41. Hallo Sonia, Du hast diese Panda sehr schön gemalt und auch Deine Bastelarbeit zeigt eure Liebe für diese sympatischen Tiere. Ein schöres Wochenende, Ulla

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  42. This panda looks so wonderful and cuddly....terrific tutorial as always.

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