Can you guess what she is? A panda bear, of course! When we learn about other countries, we always include animals. And, since we are talking about China this week, learning about pandas was the obvious choice. While we were learning all sorts of fun facts, we also made panda masks so we could pretend to be panda bears.
Paper plates (I pre-cut the eye holes in the plates)
Black construction paper
We had a wonderful book, Giant Pandas by Gail Gibbons, to use as inspiration. After talking a bit about the different features of a panda, the girls got to work painting around the eyes and adding a nose and mouth.
I had also pre-cut some ears out of black construction paper that the girls glued on their masks.
Here are the finished masks! Lizzie added black all around the edge of the plate because the panda pictures we were looking at had black necks and shoulders. They turned out great and Lizzie has been telling everyone that pandas eat a lot of bamboo!
What have you and your kids been crafting lately?