Earlier on this year, we were invited to preview the latest China inspired collection by Tea Collection. Though the room was filled with so many of the most adorable new looks for kids, the first item that caught our eye was the sweetest long sleeve-T with a timid looking panda in front, sporting a pretty pink bow behind her ear. Though that was adorable enough, we were encouraged to turn the shirt around, only to see that it was double sided. How much cuter can a child’s panda shirt be then one with both a panda’s front and behind on show.
We were inspired. Tea’s Back To School delivery reflects a Chinese Eastern Pop theme – their street style, pop culture, kitch icons, and modernized versions of traditional crafts. The prints on Tea’s outfits encourage bold stripes and geometric shapes, and of course, pandas. Paper cuttings are a traditional Chinese craft, and we came up with a way to modernize the idea. The result? This adorable Panda Mask.
WHAT YOU NEED:
- Panda Piece Template
- Panda Face Template
- Cardstock- we used white, pink and black.
- Hole Punch