With the cold weather starting to settle in I thought it would be good to share something a little seasonal to keep the kids occupied if you don’t fancy braving the outdoor weather. The arctic has got to be as cold as it gets and these arctic animal crafts for kids are all super cute! Arctic animals include reindeers, polar bears, arctic foxes, walruses, seals, mooses, orcas, and snowy owls – the last one being my daughter’s current animal of choice. Hopefully there’ll be some in here that you kids will love too.
Arctic Animal Crafts for Kids
This is actually an older post that I’ve updated as one of the crafts I previously linked to is from a site that no longer exists. It’s given me the opportunity though to add to this post with even more arctic animal crafts and I love all the great ideas in this post. If you like this post too then be certain to bookmark this page or pin an image so that you have all these ideas to hand when you need them, plus keep reading for some brilliant arctic animal books to share with your kids as well as more ideas for winter themed crafts.
We made this cute snowy owl craft
Cupcake liner moose from Glued To My Crafts
I am so much in love with this narwhal craft
We love crafts that use materials you already have so this cupcake liner walrus is a great idea.
Paper plate arctic fox from I Heart Crafty Things
I love this sweet yogurt pot polar bear craft
Paper plate walrus craft from Crafts on Sea
Make a simple snowy owl craft with tissue paper
This polar bear craft for toddlers is suitable for older kids too and is great for fine motor skills
Use up old newspaper to make this polar bear craft
Cotton wool polar bear from Fireflies and Mudpies
Lots of reindeer crafts have red shiny noses as Christmas crafts are so popular but of course you don’t have to make them that way! This paper bag reindeer is good for using as a DIY puppet too
We made a paper plate orca
Polar bear craft for kids from Crafts on Sea
Toilet roll polar bear from Sunshine Whispers
M is for moose craft from A Little Pinch of Perfect
Make a cute polar bear mask like this one from I Heart Crafty Things
Potato print polar bears from Frogs Snails and Puppy Dog Tails
Shaving cream polar bear from Parenting Chaos
Walrus handprints from Red Ted Art
Toilet roll reindeer from Arty Crafty Kids
Moose puppets from Mom Explores South West Florida
This arctic fox craft is a good way to teach kids about camouflage
This polar bear will be great for younger kids to make and you don’t need too many materials for it either.
Use the free template provided to make this walrus craft
Arctic Animal Books for Kids
As a family we love to share stories together and I think in colder weather there’s nothing nicer than snuggling up together over a book! Why not try out some of these kids books featuring arctic animals.
- Polar Bear, Polar Bear What Do You Hear by Bill Martin Jr and Eric Carle
- Look Closer: Into The Arctic
- There’s a Walrus In My Bed by Ciara Flood
More Winter Crafts for Kids:
We love paper plate crafts and this snowman paper plate twirler looks great spinning when you hang it up.
I love penguin crafts but obviously couldn’t include any in the round up above! If you love winter animal crafts too though then this movable penguin paper plate craft is a must.
Finally for tons of inspiration for easy ideas perfect for little hands be certain to check out this round up of winter crafts for toddlers