The girls have been learning about pandas as part of our animal studies. We do a lot of open-ended art exploration, but they also love doing craft projects. I promised I would add a panda craft to our school work! We made these cute (and simple!) panda puppets using paper plates and construction paper.
The girls were able to easily draw and cut ovals for the black eye patches and “D” shapes for the ears and noses. To make the pandas into puppets, we added a simple pocket to the back with another half of a paper plate.
When our pandas were done, I left a stack of blank paper plates (with pockets already attached) on the art table. I’m sure I’ll be seeing a whole variety of animal puppets popping up this week!