Pom Pom Panda Lantern

Celebrate Chinese New Year by making your very own Pom Pom Panda Lantern. Not only is this an easy craft to make, but it’s the perfect activity to introduce the little ones to Chinese New year! Ideal for home crafts, group activities or getting crafty in the classroom

Skill Level


Time to Make

30 minutes

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

  1. Insert the frame for the paper lantern. You can balance your lantern while you’re crafting on a small cup.
  2. Draw eyes, a nose and tongue onto self-adhesive felt with pencil, then cut out with scissors.
  3. Carefully apply your felt eye, nose and tongue to your paper lantern, then apply wiggle eyes to the centre of the felt eyes.
  4. Add 2 black pom poms to the top of your lantern, 1 each side for your panda's ears.
  5. Affix some green ribbon, string or wool then hang your lantern with care.
  6. Lastly, draw some leaves onto green paper then cut out and stick to your green ribbon.

Top Tip

Why not make a few and dot them around the room to join in the festivities!

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