When all else fails, we break out the paint. And when we’re not sure what to make, we kind of throw some paint on the paper and see what happens. Which is exactly how this Paint Splat Polar Bear Craft is created.
This is such a fun process! Take a piece of paper. Swirl some white paint in a circle. Add another piece of paper, and smoosh the paint between the two. The result is the shape of your polar bear, with really great texture, too.
Need more arctic animal ideas to go with the arctic chill still in the air? Be sure to check out our Paper Strip Polar Bear Craft, this Handprint Arctic Fox Craft, Paper Circle Penguin Craft, our Craft Stick Yarn Wrapped Moose, and this darling Cotton Ball Snowy Owl Craft, to name just a few of our many ideas.
To make this Paint Splat Polar Bear Craft you will need cardstock, white acrylic paint, a 1.5” paper punch, googly eyes, a glue stick, as well as blue and white markers.
Use Paint Splat to Make a Winter Polar Bear Craft
- Cardstock – black, assorted colors
- White acrylic paint
- 1.5” circle paper punch
- Markers – blue, white
- Googly eyes, small-medium
- Glue stick
Begin with two full sheets of cardstock.
Pour white acrylic paint in a circle in the center of one of the sheets. You don’t want to use too much to make the paper soggy, and if you use too little then you may need to pour more and smoosh again. After a few attempts it will be easier to tell just how much you’ll need.
Now, place the other sheet of cardstock over the paint and smoosh in a circular pattern.
Peel the top sheet away from the bottom sheet to inspect your shapes. Again, if there are large bare spots, you can add more paint and smoosh again. For smaller bare areas, use your finger to move the paint in place. Also use your finger to move the paint in place for ears.
Then, punch a 1.5” black circle for the nose.
Position the nose in place.
Also adhere googly eyes.
Finally, use a blue or white marker to add snow falling around the polar bear.
How fun! This is such a fun art project even for the littlest ones. The more unique they turn out, the better!
Be sure to check out all of our winter crafts for kids at Our Kid Things!