Polar bears are one of the most overlooked animals, especially when it comes to moms teaching their toddlers about the common animals of the animal kingdom. If you agree (and the fact that they’re incredibly cute), here’s something for you.
Keep reading to discover a fun polar bear craft activity for toddlers with a super short supplies list and hardly any effort from your end.
Plus, I’ve also included some fun tips and tricks for you to take it all up a notch, and some other similar animal themed crafts for your little one. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get started mommas!
Supplies Needed For This Polar Bear Paper Craft
Ready to get started on this exciting craft activity for your little one? Here’s everything you’ll need.
Directions For the Paper Polar Bear Craft
Download and print out the template. You may print the template onto the suggested colors of paper or use the template as a stencil and trace onto paper. You can even print onto white paper and color the template in!
Cut the template out. Assemble the craft and secure with glue.
Cut 2 inch wide strips of paper.
Create an accordion fold in the paper going back and forth long ways.
Glue the accordion arms and legs onto your assembled character.
Your craft is finished! And here’s the link to download the template and get started on it!
Download Your Free Polar Bear Template Here!
These would make amazing bulletin board crafts. Just picture all of the cute characters hanging around together.
Have fun with these. Customize them with colors you’d like. The possibilities are limitless!
Tips & Tricks
From using marshmallows and toothpicks to build mini edible polar bears to pasting tiny cotton balls on a cutout- there are tons of different activities and ideas you can get started on, and to help you with just that, I’ve shortlisted some of my favorites right here.
These activities are perfect for growing kids- it helps them understand more about these animals, sharpens their motor skills and also keeps them busy and happy while you do your thing.
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- Polar Bear Fingerprint Homemade Decorations
- Christmas Doughnuts Polar Bear Style
- Polar Bear Sensory Bin For Kids
- Arctic Animals Learning Activity For Kids
You can also team up these activities with some fun facts about polar bears that I’ve jotted down here to make it an immersive and complete learning experience for your little one.
- Polar bears are the largest meat eaters (carnivores) that live on land.
- They live in the Arctic, and their diet is mostly seals.
- They weigh up to 680 kg.
- Female polar bears weigh around half of those of male polar bears.
- They have 42 teeth.
- Polar bear babies are called ‘cubs.’
- They have black skin under their coat of fur, which absorbs heat from the sun and keeps them warm even in freezing temperatures.
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About Angela Milnes
Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts, preschool music and reading with kids. Don’t forget to follow our fun crafts and creative ideas over on Facebook.