Looking for an easy, cute and fun craft to do with the kids this Valentine’s day? Then take a look at this adorable Printable Panda Heart Card; simply lift the panda’s arm to open the heart card and reveal the special message.
How to Make the Printable Panda Heart Card
The Panda card is mostly a cut and stick craft, which is great if you’re working with a group of children in preschool or school. This is also a perfect craft to do with younger children; they have an opportunity practice their cutting skills and play with shapes.
What you need:
Red or Pink Construction Paper
Downloading the Panda Template:
The Panda Heart Card Template is available to members of the Arty Crafty Kids members area and can be downloaded via the following link: https://www.artycraftykids.com/product/panda-heart-card/
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Let’s Make a Panda Heart Card!
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Check out the Step-by-Step Tutorial
Cut out the Panda Elements
Step 1: All the elements, with the exception of the heart, can be used to make the Panda.
The template has been designed with little hands in mind; keeping the shapes simple and large to encourage kids to have a go for themselves.
Arrange the Shapes
Step 2: Once the elements have been cut out, ask the Arty Crafty Kids to arrange the shapes.
Let’s Assemble the Panda!
Step 3: Glue the head to the Panda’s large round body.
Attach the ears to the back of its head so that only two semi-circles are showing.
Step 4: Apply glue to the whole of the first arm and secure to the Panda’s body.
Step 5: Apply a generous amount of glue to just the shoulder area of the second arm. You should be able to lift the remainder of the Panda’s arm.
Create the Heart Card
Step 6: Fold a piece of coloured paper in half.
Align the straight edge of the heart along the fold of the paper.
Draw around the heart and cut out the shape up to the paper fold.
Attach the Card to the Panda
Step 7: Apply glue to the top of the fully attached arm and place the heart card on top.
Step 8: Apply a small amount of glue to the inside of second arm. Rest the arm on top of the heart and press down to secure.
When the arm is lifted, the heart card will open!
Write a Message
Step 9: Finish off with a special message.
Panda Heart Card is Complete!
I hope your Arty Crafty Kids enjoy making their Panda cards. For another variation of this craft, check out our collection of Winter Animal Cards.
More Valentine’s Crafts for Kids to Make:
Photo Ladybug Card:
Using our free ladybug template, today’s post will show you how to make a Love Bug Handprint Card for Valentine’s or Mother’s Day.
There’s nothing more precious than your little one’s handprints and for this craft, the prints double up as ladybug wings and a super cute heart! Open the wings to reveal the real love bug… your Arty Crafty Kid.https://www.artycraftykids.com/craft/love-bug-handprint-card/
Wriggly Snake Heart Card:
Make something different with the kids this Valentine’s day and try this adorable Wriggly Heart Snake Craft. Kids will love how this snake bends, wriggles and opens up as a Valentine’s card!https://www.artycraftykids.com/craft/wriggly-heart-snake-craft/
Heart Shaped Lion Craft:
The large shapes encourages little hands to have a go at cutting, tracing and assembling the shapes themselves. Arty Crafty Kids will need to use their problem solving skills and imagination to work out where the shapes are best placed.https://www.artycraftykids.com/craft/lion-heart-craft/