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Paint Scrape Polar Bear Craft

We had so much making this Paint Scrape Polar Bear Craft! And then, because I think every animal in colder seasons needs to be bundled up, we put scarves on them. Polar bears in scarves! It’s a perfect match.

Paint Scrape Polar Bear Craft

These polar bears are actually really easy, and obviously so cute, but there was a small learning curve. But now I can give you a few tips.

Paint Scrape Polar Bear Craft

First, and probably most importantly, make sure you apply pressure as evenly as possible when scraping the paint to avoid gaps. If there is a gap, you can go back in with a smaller piece of cardboard and scrape just that section, but there will be an obvious line on your polar bear. I’ll share more tips as we continue below!

Polar Bear Winter Paint Scrape Art Craft

For our paint scrape polar bears, you will need a piece of heavy shipping box cardboard close to the same size as the bears you’ll be creating. You don’t want the cardboard much larger, as it’ll be harder to apply pressure evenly. Too small, and it obviously won’t cover all the paint. Just like baby bear’s porridge, it needs to be just right.

You’ll also need white acrylic paint, blue cardstock, or the color of your choice, as well as assorted colors for scarves, a black sharpie, scissors, and a glue stick.

Polar Bear Paint Scrape Craft Supplies Needed

  • Cardboard
  • White acrylic paint
  • Cardstock – blue, assorted colors
  • Black sharpie
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick

Polar Bear Craft Step by Step Directions

Begin by choosing the background cardstock color for your polar bears. We went with shades of blue and purple. Black would be fun, too.

Heavy cardboard, paint, and cardstock.

Also, cut a piece of heavy cardboard. It should be about the same size as the polar bears you’ll be making.

Now, pour a line of paint on the cardstock. Also, add a drop of paint above the line at the edge of both sides. When all is said and done, it should resemble a sad face.

Position cardboard just above paint.

Then, position the cardboard above the paint lines.

Scrape the paint down the sheet of cardstock.

Applying pressure as evenly as possible through the length of the cardboard, begin scraping down the sheet.

Paint scrape polar bear on blue background.
Paint scrape polar bear on purple background.

Continue scraping down, in one motion, to the bottom of the sheet. At this point, let the paint dry completely.

Add eyes, nose, and mouth with black sharpie.

When the paint is completely dry, use a black sharpie to add eyes, a nose, and mouth.

Cut a strip to fit the polar bear and two smaller strips with notches.

Next, cut a strip to fit the polar bear from cardstock in your choice of colors for the scarf. Cut two smaller strips. Add a V notch in each smaller strip on one end.

Glue scarf across polar bear.

Glue the strip to the polar bear.

Glue smaller strips to scarf.

Lastly, add the two smaller strips toward the end of the strip for the tie in the scarf. Ready to make more? We couldn’t stop! This is such a super fun winter art project craft!

Paint Scrape Polar Bear Craft

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More Polar Bear Crafts for Kids

There are so many more great polar bear kids crafts, too, like our Paint Splat Polar Bear Craft, Paper Strip Polar Bear Craft, and our Paper Plate Polar Bear Craft. And be sure to check out even more of our many winter crafts for kids at Our Kid Things!

Paint Scrape Polar Bear Craft

Paint Scrape Polar Bear Craft

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Difficulty: Medium

Make this fun polar bear paint scrape craft with white paint and a piece of cardboard

Materials

  • Cardboard
  • White acrylic paint
  • Cardstock - blue, assorted colors
  • Black sharpie
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick

Instructions

  1. Begin by choosing the background cardstock color for your polar bears. We went with shades of blue and purple. Black would be fun, too.
  2. Also, cut a piece of heavy cardboard. It should be about the same size as the polar bears you’ll be making.
  3. Now, pour a line of paint on the cardstock. Also, add a drop of paint above the line at the edge of both sides. When all is said and done, it should resemble a sad face.
  4. Then, position the cardboard above the paint lines.
  5. Applying pressure as evenly as possible through the length of the cardboard, begin scraping down the sheet.
  6. Continue scraping down, in one motion, to the bottom of the sheet. At this point, let the paint dry completely.
  7. When the paint is completely dry, use a black sharpie to add eyes, a nose, and mouth.
  8. Next, cut a strip to fit the polar bear from cardstock in your choice of colors for the scarf. Cut two smaller strips. Add a V notch in each smaller strip on one end.
  9. Glue the strip to the polar bear.
  10. Lastly, add the two smaller strips toward the end of the strip for the tie in the scarf.

Notes

  • Tape the cardstock to the work surface so you can use both hands to hold the cardboard and apply even pressure for scraping.
  • If there is a gap in the paint, you can go back in with a smaller piece of cardboard and scrape just that section, but there will be an obvious line on your polar bear.

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