Red Panda Bear Crafts

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Red Panda Bear Crafts
The red panda is related to raccoons and pandas. (Tom Brakefield/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

The red panda is a distant relative to both raccoons and black-and-white pandas. The red panda, however, looks more like the raccoon than the pandas. These endangered pandas live in the trees and are only found in the mountainous regions of Asia. Make your own red panda crafts with a child and learn together about these strikingly beautiful animals.

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Red Panda Toilet Paper Roll Noisemaker

Save your old toilet paper roll for crafting mini red panda toys. Print or draw a template for a raccoon. Colour the template with marker or crayon. Unlike a raccoon, the red panda's body is red or auburn coloured, while the eye band area is white. Wrap the body piece around the roll and attach with glue. Trim the overhang. Next, glue on the arms, legs and tail so they are perpendicular to the tube. Glue on the red panda face last Pour some beans or rice into the tube and seal the ends with tape.

Red Panda Plate Mask

Become a red panda for an afternoon with a simple paper-plate mask. Colour or paint the paper plate red, but leave the banded area around the eyes white. Cut an oval from white construction paper to make the mouth region. Colour in a black nose at the bottom of the oval. Cut out two triangles from red construction to make ears. Use white string or fishing wire to make whiskers. Place the mask against your face to mark eye holes and punch holes there. Punch a hole on opposite sides of the plate and use rubber band to secure mask to your ears.

Red Panda Paper Bag Puppet

Put on a red panda puppet show for your kids. Use a template or draw your own raccoon or red panda face, mouth, arms and tail on a piece of construction paper. It should be a little bigger than the paper-bag base Color the drawing in and cut out. Glue the face onto the base of the bag. Lift the flap and glue the mouth on the underside of the flap. When you move the flap, your bag should seem to be talking. Glue on arms and tail to the body of the bag.

Red Panda Pompom Ornament

With craft pom-poms and a glue gun, you can create your own soft and furry red panda. Gather red and white pom-poms of different sizes. Use a large red pom-pom for the head. Glue two small white pom-poms on it for the eye area and third white pom for the mouth area. Cut small circles from black felt to make the eyes and nose and two triangles from red felt for the ears. Cut small pieces of fishing wire and glue onto the nose to make whiskers. The white pom-poms should look like an inverted triangle. To create the body, glue two large pom-poms together and then attach to head. Make the tail by interchanging small white and red pom-poms together and gluing to body. Create legs by gluing additional pom-poms underneath the body or using pipe cleaners.

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