Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Panda Bear Masks

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.

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Supplies Needed:
Paper plates (I pre-cut the eye holes in the plates)
Black paint
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?


  1. Those turned out incredibly cute! I'm pinning this twice! Once to my dress up board, because oh my that's adorable! And I'm creating a new board for unit studies. I love teaching and learning that way. I'm naturally drawn to units like this. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Such cute masks!!! Love how simple this craft is - and a great use for our black paint, which we always have extra of somehow!

    Thanks for sharing with Learning Laboratory at Mama Smiles =)

  3. Such cute masks, hopping over from Learning Laboratory.


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