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Paper Plate Panda

Easy and fun way to make your own pandas!

paper-plate-pandaGrade Level: 1st-3rd
Category: Mammal
Subcategory: Giant Panda


  • 2 small paper plates
  • Black construction paper
  • Colored paper
  • Crayons
  • Scissors
  • Stapler
  • Glue  


  1. Staple or glue the two paper plates together so they overlap a little less than half way.
  2. Take black construction paper and cut out two ears, two front legs and two hind legs, a nose and two circles to show the black ‘mask’ behind the eyes.
  3. Glue the body parts to the appropriate areas.
  4. Out of a colored paper, cut out two eyes.
  5. Glue the eyes to on top of the black ‘mask’ cutouts.
  6. Draw eyeballs in the middle of the colored eyes with crayons.
  7. Draw a mouth with crayons.