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Paper Plate Moving Polar Bear Craft

I actually really like winter. Only if I can stay inside where it’s comfortably warm and watch it from my window, however. But do you know who really loves the cold? Polar bears, of course. And we’re celebrating polar bears with this adorable Paper Plate Moving Polar Bear Craft!

Moving Polar Bear Paper Plate Craft

What’s really fun about this paper plate winter craft is that you can make the polar bear move around the winter scene. It can hide behind the trees, play peek-a-boo out of the ice,  or pretend it’s sliding down the painted, snowy mountains.

Moving Polar Bear Paper Plate Craft

We’ve included a Free Printable Polar Bear Template to make the polar bear. The rest consists of paper plates and paint. You can paint your scene super simply for the younger set, or older kids can work on their fine artistry skills.

Moving Polar Bear Winter Paper Plate Craft

To make our paper plate polar bear craft, you will first want to print our polar bear template.

Paper Plate Moving Polar Bears

You’ll also need paper plates, a jumbo craft stick, acrylic paint in blue and white, white and green cardstock, a black marker, a glue stick, and scissors.

Winter Polar Bear Craft Supplies Needed

  • Polar Bear Template
  • Paper plate
  • Jumbo craft stick
  • Acrylic paint – blue, white
  • Cardstock – white, greens
  • Black marker
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick

Polar Bear Craft Step by Step Directions

You will need two paper plates for this craft.

Paint paper plate blue.

Paint a whole paper plate blue. Let it dry completely. 

Cut another paper plate in half with waved edges.

Cut another paper plate in half with a wavy edge.

Paint half paper plate blue.

Paint the back of this plate blue, as well, and let it dry completely.

Paint a snowy mountain scene.

Now, when the main paper plate is dry, mix a blend of white and blue to paint the snowy mountains. Paint two triangles to do this. You can paint simple triangles for younger kids, or older kids can get more detailed. Let it dry again. 

Paint around white splotches with a light blue paint.

On the half plate, paint stone-like splotches with white paint and let it dry. You can refer to the photo for this. Once it is dry, using the mix blend of white and blue, paint the outer part of the white. 

Cut two triangles from green cardstock for trees, paint tops white.

Next, cut two small triangles from the dark and light green cardstock for trees. Paint the tops of the trees with white paint. 

Glue trees to side of half plate.

Adhere the trees to the side of the half paper plate. 

Use a black marker to add details to polar bear template pieces.

Now, print the polar bear template and cut out the pieces. Draw details for the mouth and eyes using a black marker.

Glue polar bear together.

Put the pieces together to form a polar bear.

Glue polar bear to craft stick.

And attach a jumbo craft stick at the back of the polar bear.

Glue half paper plate to bottom of full plate.

Lastly, attach the paper plates together using a glue stick. If they don’t hold together well enough you can use a stapler. Just make sure you leave a space for the popsicle stick. 

Insert craft stick with polar bear.

Insert the polar bear into the winter scene and make it move. This is such a fun, darling winter craft for pretend play!

Share this Craft!

Love this craft? We’d love for you to save the image below to Pinterest! And let us know if you made this craft on Instagram!

Moving Polar Bear Paper Plate Craft pin image.

More Polar Bear Crafts for Kids

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

Moving Polar Bear Paper Plate Craft

Paper Plate Moving Polar Bear Craft

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Difficulty: Medium

Paint paper plates into a winter scene, insert a polar bear, then watch it move in this fun winter craft

Materials

  • Polar Bear Template
  • Paper plate
  • Jumbo craft stick
  • Acrylic paint - blue, white
  • Cardstock - white, greens
  • Black marker
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick

Instructions

  1. You will need two paper plates for this craft.
  2. Paint a whole paper plate blue. Let it dry completely. 
  3. Cut another paper plate in half with a wavy edge.
  4. Paint the back of this plate blue, as well, and let it dry completely.
  5. Now, when the main paper plate is dry, mix a blend of white and blue to paint the snowy mountains. Paint two triangles to do this. Let it dry again. 
  6. On the half plate, paint stone-like splotches with white paint and let it dry. You can refer to the photo for this.
  7. Once it is dry, using the mix blend of white and blue, paint the outer part of the white. 
  8. Next, cut two small triangles from the dark and light green cardstock for trees. Paint the tops of the trees with white paint. 
  9. Adhere the trees to the side of the half paper plate. 
  10. Now, print the polar bear template and cut out the pieces. Draw details for the mouth and eyes using a black marker.
  11. Put the pieces together to form a polar bear.
  12. Attach a jumbo craft stick at the back of the polar bear.
  13. Lastly, glue the paper plates together. If they don’t hold together well enough you can use a stapler. Just make sure you leave a space for the craft stick stick. 
  14. Insert the polar bear into the winter scene and make it move. This is such a fun, darling winter craft for pretend play!

Notes

  • You can paint the mountains super simply for the younger set, as just two white triangles, or older kids can work on their fine artistry skills.

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