How cute is this toilet paper roll red panda? Simple and inexpensive to make from paper and a toilet paper roll, these are a great accompaniment to learning about red pandas or a “just-for-fun” craft.
Did you know that red pandas were the first panda? They were discovered at least 50 years before the giant panda. And although they share a name, red pandas and giant pandas are not related. Although they are classified as carnivores because of their digestive system, 90% of their diet is bamboo.
Toilet Paper Roll Red Panda
- Colored craft papers
- Empty TP roll
- A pair of scissors
- Craft glue
- Pencil – to trace the template
We’re using thick craft paper for this craft. Select orange paper for the body base, head and tail patterns, white for the bottom part of the face, outer ear and eyebrow patterns, pink for the inner ear parts; and brown paper for the legs, tail and the bottom part of the body. Trace and cut out the provided template patterns form the selected colored craft papers.
Attach the inner ear cutouts on the outer ear cutouts and attach the bottom part of the face cutout on the bottom part of the head cutout.
Attach the ear patterns on the top side of the head pattern.
Use a brown sharpie to draw the brown lines on both sides of the bottom part of the face.
Attach the eyes and eyebrow cutouts on the top part (orange part) of the head pattern.
Use a black sharpie to draw the nose and mouth of the paper craft red panda.
Use a dark brown sharpie to draw striped patterns on the tail cutout. Attach the leg cutouts on the middle part of the bottom part of the body pattern.
Prepare a piece of orange paper to cover an empty TP roll/tube. Attach the bottom part of the body along the bottom part of the prepared orange paper.
Attach the head pattern on the opposite side of the leg, on the orange paper.
Cover an empty TP roll/tube with the prepared red panda paper pattern. Use glue to secure the paper around the roll/tube.
Attach the tail pattern on either side of the TP roll/tube red panda craft.