We’ve made cardboard tube elephants. We’ve made tigers. And, now we’re making a fun cardboard tube panda craft.
These pandas are so cute that you’re going to want to make a whole family of them.
So, let’s grab our craft supplies and get started.
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Supplies needed for your panda bear craft
Empty cardboard tube/toilet paper roll
White craft paint
Black craft paint
Black construction paper (just a scrap will work)
How to make your Cardboard Tube Panda Craft
For the first step, grab your white paint and paint your entire cardboard tube white.
While you wait for the paint to dry, cut two small circles from your black construction paper for your ears. Your circles should be about the same size as a quarter. (Or about 1-inch in diameter.)
After your white paint is dry, grab your black paint to add the details.
You’ll want to paint two ovals tilted to the side for your eyes and a small circle between them for the nose.
Next, paint a black band under the face. The band circles your tube with it lower in the front and higher in the back.
Let the black paint dry for a few minutes.
After all the paint it dry, add your final details.
Glue your ears to the inside of the top of your tube. Center an ear above each eye.
Glue your googly eyes inside your black eye ovals. They need to be near the top of the oval.
Finally, use the black marker to make your mouth underneath the nose circle.
After the glue dries, it’s time to play! This panda bear craft makes a great DIY toy!
Cardboard Tube Panda Craft
Use a recycled paper tube and a few simple supplies to make one of these cute cardboard tube pandas.
- Use your white paint to paint your entire cardboard tube.
- While the paint is drying, cut 2 small circles (about the size of a quarter) from your construction paper for your ears.
- Once the white paint is dry, use your black paint to add details. Add a black collar, small black nose, and two tilted ovals for the eyes. Let the black paint dry.
- Glue your ears to the inside of the top of your tube so that half of the circles sticks out from the top.
- Glue your googly eyes to the top of your eye ovals.
- Finally, use your black marker to draw a small mouth.
If you don't have an empty toilet paper roll tube, you can cut a paper towel roll to size.
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If you want to make this cute cardboard tube panda, you’ll need a few simple craft supplies. First, make sure you save a couple of empty toilet paper rolls! The rest of the supplies are some that you should keep on hand to make many fun crafts for kids.
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