Easy Polar Bear Arctic Animal Craft for Kids
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This free printable polar bear craft for kids will give your family something fun to do on a rainy day or during summer break.
You can use this for a fun-filled day of creative arts and craft time or help educate your kids using the polar bear as a letter P recognition activity.
The options for how you can use this polar bear craft for kids are truly endless.
I love that there are so many fun and easy arctic animal craft ideas you can enjoy this summer break or even winter break!
Not only will your preschoolers simply adore this cute polar bear craft, but they’ll have fun creating a unique polar bear using the step-by-step tutorial and their own color combinations.
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Need more arctic animal fun? Check out all of our printable arctic animal craftsfor more arctic themed simple craft fun with your little ones.
Ideas for Preschool Polar Bear Craft For Kids
There are so many ideas I have for you to use this easy preschool printable polar bear craft! Below you’ll see a few of my ideas for incorporating this craft into your daily life with toddlers.
1. Arctic Animal Crafts
Have a day where your preschoolers enjoy hours of fun completing the various arctic animal crafts I’ve featured on this site.
They can create a fun “show” using each of the free printable templates. Just have your preschooler cut out the arctic animals and pretend to put on a show for the whole family to enjoy for a family fun night.
2. Winter Crafts
This polar bear craft for kids is a fun outline that can be used as a coloring page for crafts during the winter season.
Your kindergarten kids will have fun making arctic animal art in the classroom to keep their restless bodies still and engaged for learning before the winter break, too!
3. Polar Bear Story Time
Enjoy reading books aloud to your preschoolers while they complete this cut out polar bear craft!
You can purchase some polar bear children’s books online to prepare for this fun-filled day of preschooler paper crafts or borrow some from your local library.
Below are a few polar bear children book ideas to grab so that you can plan your polar bear printable art day for kids.
Children’s Storybooks for Polar Bear Story Time
Keep scrolling to get your very own polar bear craft today and start exploring the arctic with your little ones and their paper polar bear buddies!
Polar Bear Craft Supplies Needed:
Whether you opt to use this polar bear craft as a free printable coloring page, letter recognition activity, or simply something to keep your preschoolers’ hands busy during storytime, I know that you’ll simply love this cute and easy craft for kids!
Polar Bear Craft Instructions:
After you’ve printed your polar bear template on your favorite color cardstock paper or use the colors as instructed on the template, go ahead and cut out the body parts.
Another fun way to enjoy this arctic animal craft friend is to print the polar bear template on white paper and color him first. Then cut and glue him together.
Next, simply glue all the pieces together. This ocean craft is so easy and perfect for kids of any age. My toddler and 6-year-old alike loved making him.
Free Printable Polar Bear Template:
Don’t forget to share your ocean learning plans in the comments. Need more arctic fun? Check out our packed list of printable arctic animals for simple craft fun with your little ones.
When you have finished, be sure to share your creation on Simple Mom Project’s Facebook Page and follow me on Pinterest!
More Fun Arctic Animal Crafts:
Moving Polar Bear Cub Craft
This paper polar bear craft is really easy to make from just one sheet of thick paper or cardstock and there’s a FREE Printable Pattern too so you can download it and get crafting straight away.
These little polar bears are simple enough for preschoolers and cute enough to appeal to bigger kids too. Join us for some Winter crafting fun!
Polar bear crafts are great for Winter or if you’re studying the polar regions. You might like to download our free printable Polar Bear Puppets too they’d be great as mummy or daddy bears to these cute cubs!
Why not enjoy making a Winter landscape for your polar bears with 3D Snowflakes, Paper Icicles and Pop Up Penguins. If you fancy some Winter art, Sugar Painted Snowflakes are lots of fun and these Puffy Painted Polar Bears from Simply Kinder are adorable! There are so many gorgeous Winter crafts to try!
Moving Polar Bear Cub Craft Tutorial
Follow the instructions below or view the video to see how to make your polar bear cub.
Supplies To Make A Paper Polar Bear Cub:
How To Make A Moving Polar Bear Cub Craft
1 – Download your free Polar Bear Cub Craft Template and print it onto white cardstock.
2 – Cut out all the template pieces.
3 – Use your marker pen to draw pads onto the polar bear’s paws.
4 – Colour the middle of the ears in black and glue them onto the back of the smaller circle.
5 – Glue your small black pom pom onto the flat end of your split pin.
6 – Carefully (grown ups only) push the split pin nose through the middle of the small circle and through the top of the big circle to join the head and body together.
7 – Open the split pin at the back to hold it in place and allow the head to move.
8 – Glue on some wiggle eyes and draw on a smile.
9 – Glue your polar bear cub’s legs on or you could use split pins if you wanted them to move too.
10 – Now your polar bear cub craft is ready to be enjoyed. It looks adorable held in the palm of your hands and made to wiggle its head.
If you want to you could add a soft cotton pad tummy too!
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Print the Instructions To Make Your Moving Polar Bear Cub Craft Below:
Moving Polar Bear Cub Craft
- Free Printable Polar Bear Cub Craft Template
- White Printer Card
- Black Marker Pen
- Split Pin
- Small Black Pom Pom
- Wiggle eyes
- Download your free Polar Bear Cub Craft Template and print it onto white cardstock.
- Cut out all the template pieces.
- Use your marker pen to draw pads onto the polar bear’s paws.
- Colour the middle of the ears in black and glue them onto the back of the smaller circle.
- Glue your small black pom pom onto the flat end of your split pin.
- Carefully (grown ups only) push the split pin nose through the middle of the small circle and through the top of the big circle to join the head and body together.
- Open the split pin at the back to hold it in place and allow the head to move.
- Glue on some wiggle eyes and draw on a smile.
- Glue your polar bear cub’s legs on or you could use split pins if you wanted them to move too.
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Winter is nearly here and we’re getting a head start on fun activities for the kids!
Recently we made a cute polar bear puppet and today we’re sharing this easy polar bear handprint craft.
It’s super simple and comes with a free printable template, so it great for using at home or in the classroom.
The polar bear craft is well suited for preschoolers, kindergarten and elementary children, but can also be used with toddlers if they have some adult help. It’s a fun winter animal craft for kids!
Since polar bears are arctic animals, it also makes a great craft idea for an arctic animal themed study unit.
Read on below or watch our simple video tutorial to see how easy it is to make this handprint polar bear!
Handprint Polar Bear
We love handprint crafts for kids because they’re easy and cheap to make. We suggest using colored card stock, but if that’s not in the budget you can always use construction paper!
Besides paper, you’ll also need scissors and a glue stick! Can you believe how little you need to make this craft?!
In our example, we used foam snowflake stickers, but those are optional. If you don’t have any feel free to draw snowflakes on, use glue and salt to make snowflakes or skip the snowflake details altogether!
Download the polar bear template, print and cut out the pieces.
Trace your child’s hand on a piece of white paper. Cut out the handprint and set aside.
Glue the polar bear’s head onto the thumb.
Use the pink marker to draw in the polar bear’s inner ear and cheeks.
Use the black marker to draw the claws onto the bottom of the polar bear’s feet.
Glue the largest iceberg towards the bottom of the blue card stock. Glue the smaller icebergs higher on the paper.
Use the black marker to make water lines on the blue piece of card stock.
Place glue along the back of the polar bear handprint and glue it onto the large iceberg.
Place the foam snowflake stickers all around the paper for decoration.
This is such a fun and simple winter craft for kids to make. If your children enjoyed making it, they’ll also love making this wintery cardinal handprint craft!
Don’t forget to scroll to the bottom of the page to download the free printable template.
Did you realize that crafting with your kids (or students) is a fun way to teach them valuable skills?
Yeah, no joke!
It’s by far our favorite way to work on fine motor skills.
Since fine motor skills are necessary for learning how to write it’s important that we, as parents, help our kids work on them.
One great way to do that is to give kids an opportunity to practice cutting with scissors. If your child is older and able to use scissors already, they can do all the cutting in this craft from the icebergs to the handprint.
If however, your child is only beginning to learn to cut properly with scissors, then you’ll have to cut out the handprint for them.
You can have them assist you by cutting out the smaller icebergs. All they need to do is cut straight lines to make these.
Another easy way this polar bear craft helps kids with fine motor skills is with the snowflake stickers.
Being able to pull the foam stickers off the sticker backing and placing them exactly where they want them on the page will require patience and delicate hands.
Children will also get the added benefit of using the black marker to draw on the waves. This will help them practice holding a marker properly, which is essential to writing!
That’s just a few of the ways this easy winter craft helps your child develop their skills.
So the next time you make a craft with your kids, just remember it’s fun and educational!
More Winter Fun For Kids
Find tons of other fun winter activities for the kids to do at home or at school!
Start off with books! We all know how beneficial reading to kids is, so let’s get some more bedtime reading in. Grab these books from the local library or buy them from Amazon to add them to your home library.
The Biggest Snowman Ever – When the mayor of Mouseville announces the town snowman contest, Clayton and Desmond claim that they will each make the biggest snowman ever.
The Snowy Day – This story shows a child’s wonder at a new world and the hope of capturing and keeping that wonder forever.
Sneezy The Snowman– Sneezy is COLD! And he’s trying to warm up without success. But, the kids know exactly how to help him!
These winter activity coins will kick boredom to the curb! They’re cute and a fun way to discover new ideas.
Pull out this winter play dough kit to give the kids some fun hands-on sensory play!
If you want some educational and fun activities try out these winter do a dot printables.
Get All Our Favorite Handprint Animal Crafts
- Colored card stock (in blue and light blue)
- White card stock
- Black marker
- Pink marker
- Glue stick
- Foam sticker snowflakes
- Polar bear handprint template
- Download the polar bear template, print and cut out the pieces.
- Trace your child's hand on a piece of white paper. Cut out the handprint and set aside.
- Glue the polar bear's head onto the thumb.
- Use the pink marker to draw in the polar bear's inner ear and cheeks.
- Use the black marker to draw the claws onto the bottom of the polar bear's feet.
- Glue the largest iceberg towards the bottom of the blue card stock. Glue the smaller icebergs higher on the paper.
- Place glue along the back of the polar bear handprint and glue it onto the large iceberg.
- Use the black marker to make water lines on the blue piece of card stock.
- Place the foam snowflake stickers all around the paper for decoration.
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Polar Bear Template
Pattern Outlines for a Polar Bear
These are designed for teachers to use for a variety of projects. You can program them with any concept you are learning. You can print the large image and put math facts on them..then print the small version and put the answer on that image. Children can them play a matching game matching the large image with a small image.
You can write numbers on them and the children can put the images in numeric order.
They can also be used as decorations. Your imagination is the limit.
They come in three different sizes 1 per page, 2 per page and 4 per page.
1 per page
2 per page
4 per page
Follow this link for more pattern outlines.
Polar bear template free printable
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