Panda Pal Finished Activity

Panda pal


What is black and white and loved all over? A giant panda! Often people say they'd like to have a pet panda, but wild animals never make good pets. But, if you love pandas, you can make your own panda pal by following these steps.


Materials: foam marshmallows, scissors, glue, pom-poms, black paint, black felt or paper

What you need

  • 4 large foam "marshmallows"
  • 2 googly eyes
  • 2 small black pom-poms
  • Small piece of black felt or black paper
  • Black tempra paint
  • Paint brush
  • Scissors
  • Glue
Painting the foam marshmallows black


Paint 1 of the "marshmallows" black. Take another "marshmallow" and stand it on end. Paint the top quarter of it black.

Assembling the panda


Glue the piece from Step 2 to one of the unpainted pieces. Be sure to glue them together end to end. This is the panda's body. The black part will be the "shoulders." Cut a small triangle out of the black felt or paper. Glue it onto the flat end of the remaining "marshmallow." This will be the panda's head.

Glue the googly eyes on the panda's face. Attach one pom-pom on each side of the top of the "head" using glue.

Completed panda


After the head has dried, glue it onto the body you made in Step 2. Be sure to attach the head to the body at an angle, like in the picture. Cut the black "marshmallow" in half the long way. Cut each piece in half again, also the long way. These are the panda's legs. Glue the panda's legs to the body.