We weren't going to do a China month without a panda! I bought some black and white felt and we used it to make this stuffed panda toy. It was easy, quick and fun to play with.
- black and white felt cut into pieces (the white makes the head and body (x 2 for front and back), 2 black arms, 2 black legs, 2 black ears, 2 black circles for eyepatches, and 1 nose)
- glue-on eyes (optional - felt would be okay for this too)
- cotton balls
Step One: Glue the black felt arms, legs, and ears on to one of the white pieces of felt.
Step Two: Put cotton balls all around the body and head.
Step Three: Put glue all over the back of the second piece of white felt (body/head) and glue it to the first piece, with the cotton balls in the middle.
Step Four: Add the face by gluing on eyepatches, nose and eyes. Let dry.
The Whirl Girl insisted that the panda should have a necklace just like her llama, so we took out some ribbon and glued that on as well.
A new friend!