As you all know, it is very tricky finding an original way to make a panda, almost impossible.
So, when in doubt, consult a professional!
So here is my third way to make a panda from things you have around your house! (Thank you very much Lavender Laine for illustrating this beautiful book!
The third way to make a panda is by using a white towel or flannel, and some black fabric, perhaps from an old pair of socks (ask a grown up before destroying towels and socks) and buttons for eyes! And if you want to give her some grass to eat, you can make that out of yarn! But she doesn’t like grass, so you don’t really need to do that.
I hope you enjoyed this post, I’m sorry it took me so long, and I do hope Lavender doesn’t mind me stealing her homework.
If you follow those links they will lead you to see for yourself the inspiration for this project. I have challenged myself to create this series because this story is illustrated with so many different innovative collages, it really opens your eyes to all the ways you can make pictures.
My challenge is to try to make some myself! I am not artistic, so I will try my best, but do have a look at Laine’s book on Violet’s website, because it is very inspiring and motivating.
I hope you enjoy this series, and Lavender’s book, and I hope you will want to try collage too, because art is fun.
My first panda is made out of newspaper cuttings. I looked through an old newspaper and cut out the parts which were coloured black, in photos, and I also cut out sky and leaves and trees, from photos. I didn’t need to find white for this picture, because I worked on a white piece of paper, which is a good idea.
If I wanted, I could keep looking and find lots more green and blue to fill all the white spaces around the panda, but I am pleased with this, so I didn’t.