It’s paper panda hat time! Make this fun and easy animal paper crown for kids to wear when you go to the zoo or for a jungle animal party.
The headband is perfect for both kid and adult guests at an animal- or zoo-themed party. If the panda paper hat is a hit, other animal hats are available too. Check out the giraffe headband and the zebra paper hat .
Easy to use in the classroom or at home, this paper craft is great for toddlers, preschoolers and older kids – all you need is paper, scissors and tape! Colored pencils are optional, just in case you decide to color your own panda.
The template comes with two versions.
The colored template option is print-ready for cutting.
Scissors cutting helps children build hand-eye coordination and bilateral muscle cooperation using right and left hands. It also strengthens hands and builds dexterity.
The black and white template option is for coloring.
Coloring has many benefits for children, including improvement in color recognition, small motor development, hand-eye coordination, pattern identification, creativity, design planning, and focus. Try crayons, colored pencils, markers or other options to make it your own!
If your little ones love pandas, they can also try this paper roll panda craft. This panda is actually part of a mini paper roll animal craft series, that also includes a zebra craft and a giraffe craft.
For more jungle animal crafts, check out our paper giraffe craft or torn paper lion craft.
Fun Fact About Pandas
If you thought kids were picky eaters, pandas win – 99% of their diet is bamboo.
Panda Paper Hat
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- Panda craft template
- 65lb white cardstock paper
- Colored pencils (optional)
How to make a zebra headband
Print the headband on white paper.
Color the panda, if using the black and white template. Cut the front piece out.
Tape two side panels to the front piece.
Bend the headband into a circle. Wrap it around the kid’s head to check for fit. Tape the ends together.