The weather has definitely turned this week which means that to my mind it’s perfectly acceptable to start sharing some arctic animal crafts. I’ve shared quite a few over the last couple of years (I love making winter crafts, does it show?!) and I had so much fun with this little project that I ended up making two different paper bag polar bear crafts with different designs. This would be a great polar bear craft for preschool as so you can choose the one that’s more suitable for your child’s age but it would also work for older kids too and of course it’s always important to go with your child’s interests – my daughter liked the simpler one more as she said it was cuter!
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What I also really love about this polar bear craft is that you can play with it afterwards! Of course there’s nothing wrong with arts and crafts that you make just to display afterwards (and we have these kind of picture frames at home for displaying the kids art*) but I do like stuff that you can use and these make super cute puppets!
Making this craft alongside a story – I love crafts that you can make to fit with a story you can share together! A book with a polar bear in it that my kids have read and enjoyed is There’s a Bear on my Chair* by Ross Collins or you could try Polar Bear, Polar Bear What Do You Hear* by Bill Martin Jr and Eric Carle.
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To make this paper bag polar bar craft you will of course need to start with a paper bag*! You can buy multipacks of these online (handy if your kids like to try out lots of ideas at once like my kids do.)
Next cut out some ear shapes from cardstock*. Card should work better than paper for this craft as paper ears might flop over, cutting out the ears is a good way for kids to practice their scissor skills too.
Glue the ears onto your paper bag and then draw on your bears features, I’ve added little pink cheeks as well because I thought they looked cute! With two separate designs the simpler one would be easier for younger children but as always it’s best to go with whatever interests your child the most.
More Arctic Animal Crafts for Kids
This snowy owl craft is one that my kids and I made together.
Got some spare paper plates? Why not try this easy walrus craft?
We love narwhals and this narwhal craft is both easy and cute!