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Paper polar bear craft

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Another winter day and another winter craft. Today we’ll be working on a paper polar bear craft. A plump cute little Arctic animal for kids to make. It’s a simple craft that only requires a couple more materials besides paper.

Easy paper polar bear craft for preschoolers, kindergartners and older kids. Great Arctic animal craft for the winter. #PolarBear #WinterCraft

I was obsessed with bears as a kid. The only real bears I saw back then were the ones at the ZOO. At home I had my own private bear ZOO made up of a rather big collection of stuffed animals. My favorite was a little fellow that was actually the first toy I had received as a baby from my godfather. My parents saved it for me and I still have it now. He’s 41 years old, his head had to be sewn back in place and he smells funny.

Arctic animal craft: polar bear

Our craft today is our first bear craft and with winter upon us, it had to be a polar bear. He is a nice addition to our winter crafts. I’m sure he’ll get along just fine with all the penguins and the snowmen.

Arctic animal craft for kids: polar bear

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Paper polar bear craft

Paper polar bear craft for kids

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How to make the paper polar bear craft

The polar bear template comes with two versions:

1. home template – print the template, cut out the patterns and trace them on appropriate colored paper.

2. classroom template – print the pattern directly on colored paper and cut them out.

This way you can easily craft with just one or two kids as well as with a classroom full of students.

STEP BY STEP DIRECTIONS FOR HOME CRAFTING

Print the home template. Cut out the patterns and trace them on construction paper.

Polar bear template

To make the polar bear craft, you will need 1 white body, 2 white paws, 2 white ears, 2 black ear details,  1 white muzzle and 1 black nose.

Polar bear paws

Start by gluing the 2 paws onto the body, one on each side of the body.

Polar bear ears

Glue the black ear details onto the ears, one detail on each ear and glue the ears at the top of the polar bear head. One ear on each side of the head.

Polar bear nose

Glue the black nose on the white muzzle and add the muzzle in the middle of the face.

Polar bear eyes

Add 2 googly eyes on top of the muzzle.

Polar bear mouth

Use a black marker to draw the polar bear’s mouth.

STEP BY STEP DIRECTIONS FOR CLASSROOM CRAFTING

Print the classroom template on corresponding  paper. Note: For the nose and ear details, which are black, you have the option to print them either on white or black paper.

To make  the polar bear, each student will need 1 white body, 2 white paws, 2 white ears, 2 black ear details,  1 white muzzle and 1 black nose.

Start by gluing the 2 paws onto the body, one on each side of the body.

Glue the black ear details onto the ears, one detail on each ear and glue the ears at the top of the polar bear head. One ear on each side of the head.

Glue the black nose on the white muzzle and add the muzzle in the middle of the face.

Add 2 googly eyes on top of the muzzle.

Use a black marker to draw the polar bear’s mouth.

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