This Polar Bear Head Mount Would Look Great In A Themed Nursery, Play Room, or Woodland Room! HERE IS WHAT WE USED TO MAKE IT:
- white baby lima beans
- small black beans
- 1 pizza box
- craft glue
I’ll show you how me and my grandson recycled a pizza box into this charming Polar Bear Head Mount! I love this craft project and I love polar bears! The best way to make it for you, as the adult, to do the prep work as it is too hard for kids to cut through a pizza box, and the cutting and glueing to make the polar bear 3D, is also too hard for children. So prep in advance for this fantastic afternoon craft. You get amazing results and your only supplies are glue, beans, and a used pizza box.
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First, take a pizza box and using a luncheon plate or small dinner plate trace a circle. Then using a small glass or plastic cup, trace 2 ears. Cut out the polar bear face and ears as one piece.
Next cut a slit from the bottom of the face to about up to where the center of the nose would be.
This part is a little tricky doing it with thick cardboard, but take the right part of the bottom of the face and bring it on top and over the bottom of the left face and glue in place. Use a strong clip to hold in place. I moved my right side overlapping the left side about 3/4″. Even just this little bit will give your polar bear head a nice shape. I let my glue dry over night. All of this preparation you definitely want to do yourself. This would be too hard for a younger child to do.
I drew in the nose, eyes, and black part of the polar bear’s ears. You can have your child/grandchild do this himself if they are old enough.
Now the fun part that all the kids love to do! Glue and add the beans in place. This part for was almost therapeutic, but the children really do love doing this part. You can add the beans in any order you want, we just happen to add the black beans first, and then last the white. I used a pretty good amount of glue as you can see in the pictures.
When the polar bear’s face is finished, I allowed the glue to dry to hold the beans in place, and then I went over the entire polar bear head mount with modge Podge. Our polar bear head mount is on the wall in our nursery. This was a very awesome craft to do with the grandkids and they stayed very focused adding those beans one by one!
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