We couldn’t let this winter go by without a cute polar bear craft. And there’s really nothing cuter than our Paper Plate Polar Bear Craft! Because polar bears might get cold, too.
We’re really fond of our Paper Strip Polar Bear Craft, too. They’re not wearing scarves like our Paper Plate Polar Bear Craft, but they’re still really cute, too.
For our Paper Plate Polar Bear Craft you will need paper plates, acrylic paint, chunky yarn, white paper, a 1” circle hole punch, black and metallic markers, small googly eyes, a glue stick, and scissors.
Paper Plate Polar Bear Craft
- Paper plates
- Acrylic paint – blue, purple, red, etc.
- Chunky yarn
- White paper
- 1” circle hole punch
- Black sharpie
- Metallic markers
- Googly eyes, small
- Glue stick
Begin by painting the paper plates.
We painted ours red, blue, and purple, but you can paint yours whatever colors you’d like. Let dry.
While the paint is drying, cut your shapes out of white paper. You will need a large circle, just to size to fit inside the paper plate, as well as a smaller circle for the head. You will also need 5 circles punched with the 1” circle hole punch.
Glue the large circle toward the bottom of the paper plate. Cut a straight edge on the smaller circle and glue that on top of the larger circle.
Now glue 4 of the circles in place for paws. Cut the 5th circle in half and the halves in place for ears.
Use a black marker to draw lines on the paws.
Adhere googly eyes to the face. Use the black marker to draw a circle nose and mouth.
Have an adult carefully insert the pointy end of the scissors on both sides of the bear, between the head and paws.
Snip a long strand of yarn. It makes it a lot easier to lace through the holes by wrapping tape around the ends.
Insert one end of the yarn through one hole and insert the other end through the other hole. Pass through each through about 3 times, meeting in the front.
Tie the ends together in a knot. Snip away any excess.
Decorate the rest of the paper plate with the metallic markers.
Such a fun winter craft! And we have a lot more great ideas for winter crafts at Our Kid Things!