With the weather outside becoming chilly it is the perfect time to make winter animals with your grandkids inside. This adorable little polar bear is fun to make and can be easily be made with things you have around the house! We had a blast creating our own polar bear friends. I’m not sure why, perhaps it’s how round, fluffy, and cute his body is, or perhaps it’s how charming his big face and little arms are, but this chubby little polar bear is one of my favorite winter animal crafts to make!
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Whenever I can, I like to find a book to read to my grandkids that coordinate’s with the craft I’m about to do with them. This helps introduce the art project and gets them settled down before we begin our Arts & Crafts Project together. Here are some books that would go great with this polar bear craft.
We absolutely love our little round fluffy polar bear, and you will too! Here is what we used to make him:
- paper plate
- styrofoam cup or paper cup
- cotton balls
- black construction paper
- 2 googly eyes
- Elmer’s craft glue
- basic craft supplies
Start by cutting off the ridged rim of the paper plate. Cut out a circle from the center of the plate to make your polar bear’s head.
Next cut out two arms from the remaining piece of the paper plate. Turn the styrofoam cup upside-down. Glue the circle head from the plate onto the cup. Tape the arms on so they sticks out on either side of the cup. Then cut out two smaller rounded ears from the piece of paper plate. Glue them onto the polar bear’s head.
Now cut a nose from the black construction paper. Glue it onto the cotton ball. Draw a mouth onto the cotton ball under the nose with a black marker.
Glue the nose cotton ball onto the polar bear’s face, and glue the googly eyes onto the face. Last, let’s fatten and fluff him up just like a real polar bear! Glue on cotton balls all around the polar bear’s body. Isn’t he so cute!
Your paper plate polar bear is now finished and ready for everyone to see!