When two of our favorite peeps get together to raise awareness of two of our favorite animals with fun, free DIY kids crafts, the results are four times the fun.
Our pals at Moomah and Tea Collection have joined together to work with the Global Fund for Children to provide a safe place for migrant children in China to play while their parents work. Now, inspired by pieces from Tea Collection’s China-inspired clothing collection, Moomah hopes to raise awareness of two of China’s threatened species and popular kid favorites, tigers and pandas.
Each craft includes free printable templates and thorough photographic instructions. You probably have all the supplies on hand already, and the finished products look great.
I will say, speaking as an art instructor, that you could easily do the tiger project with scissors and glue instead of X-acto knives and spray adhesive. Just cut the tiger out of the template, trace it onto the cardstock, poke a hole in the middle, and then cut the negative space out. And you don’t need a fancy needle tool to poke holes in the panda’s eyes, either; a toothpick would work fine. There’s always a hack to eliminate sharp knives from crafts with little kids… or fumblefingers like myself.
Either way, what a great opportunity to talk about vanishing wildlife and conservation.
Other good news: pandas are pretty quiet. Once the kids have their masks tied up, your afternoon should be a cinch.-Delilah