When one envisions winter, there are few things that come to mind. Polar bears and penguins, ice and snow. Blue and white and a lot of grey. We’re bringing the color to winter, though, with these super fun and vibrant Paper Strip Polar Bears Craft!
If you’re a fan of bear books and bear crafts like we are, you might also want to check out our Paper Cone Brown Bear Craft. It’s a great accompaniment to the Brown Bear, Brown Bear or Bear Snores On books that my littlest is still so fond of.
For our Paper Strip Polar Bears, you will need pieces of cardstock in different colors Our base cardstock pieces were 4×4 inches and the other colors were about an inch larger. These were bought in a pack of scrap cardstock, but you could also cut regular sheets of cardstock into smaller pieces. Then, you’ll need a black marker, white marker or paint, 1” hole punch, scissors, glue, and medium googly eyes.
Paper Strip Polar Bears Craft
- Cardstock – blue, white, and assorted colors
- Black marker
- White marker or paint
- 1” hole punch
- Medium googly eyes
Start by gathering the colors of cardstock you would like to use.
Cut the cardstock into strips.
Decide your base paper color. Varying shades of blue or purple work well for winter. Then begin gluing the strips of colors across the base.
When the colors are set, poke a hole in the center of the cardstock and cut out a circular shape, making sure there is still plenty of paper left around the edges.
Take the 1” circle hole punch and, where you want the polar bear’s ear to be, slide halfway onto the paper. Flip over so you can see where the hole punch is located. Then do the same for the other side.
Cut a white sheet of cardstock just larger than the cutout. Glue in place on the back of the cutout.
With the black marker, color in the dark area of the ears, a nose, and mouth. Glue googly eyes in place.
Using a white marker or paint, apply dots for a snow effect.
Now who says there’s no color in winter? You just need to know where to look. And be sure to check out more of our winter craft ideas at Our Kid Things!