This craft is great for talking, practicing and teaching shapes while fine tuning motor skills, developing creative thinking and reasoning
A paper plate
Brown construction paper
White construction paper
Pink construction paper
- You can print out my “Panda Bear Example” to have children copy/use as an example
- Cute out two round circles, with the brown and white construction paper. The white circles should be much smaller than the brown circles
- Glue the brown circles down on the paper plate for the eyes then glue the white circles down on the brown circles for the center of the eyes.
- Cut out two trapezoid shapes, for the eyebrows, from the white construction paper and glue down above the white circular part of the eye
- Glue down the googly eyes in the center of the white circles
- Cut out a triangle shape for the nose and glue down
- Cut out two brown ovals and two smaller white ovals, cutting off the bottom part. Glue these down for the ears
- For the mouth, use pink construction paper, or white construction paper and let them color it, glue it down
- Lastly, from brown construction paper, cut out some hair and let them glue down.
My example was that of a Panda Bear, but when my son did his own creative spin on the craft, he ended up creating his own version of a regular ole’ bear. He wanted to use two hair pieces and made like a uni-brow hair pieceJ And made the eyebrows more like eyelids. Again, I LOVE to see the creative and unique spin my son makes with his crafts with following my example to create his own.