10 CUTE Polar Bear Crafts for Kids

Looking for some polar bear crafts for kids?

Bear crafts are fun to make, and they also are perfect for making alongside an animal-themed learning unit.

Let’s get started with my 10 polar bear crafts for kids!


Craft #1: Fork-Printed Bears

Have you ever tried fork printing? Once you try it, you’ll want to keep finding fun ideas to try it with!

This polar bear craft for kids is fun and easy to set up!

fork painted bear craft for kids

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • cardboard
  • paint
  • forks
  • cardstock paper
  • googly eyes
  • black marker

B.Set-up

Place a bowl down and trace a circle shape on cardboard. Then, draw the ears (sem-circles) on both sides of the bear’s face. Lastly, create the bear’s ears and nose out of cardstock paper.

To create the nose, draw a circle, and the ears are semi-circles! Thank goodness for easy crafts, right?

C. Activity

Have the kids dip the forks into the color paint (brown, black, or white). Then, they will make prints with the fork around the bear’s face that you drew with the pencil.

They can use a paintbrush to paint the bear’s ears instead of using forks!

You can wait until the bear is dry to add on the paper nose and ears, or you can glue them on right away.

Lastly, add on googly eyes! Check out how cute this bear craft for kids is!


Craft #2: Sponge Print Polar Bears

I love using sponges for crafts! They are simple and easy for the kid’s hands to make prints.

This polar bear craft is adorable and fun to make.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • sponges
  • white paint
  • cardstock
  • construction paper
  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • marker

B. Set-up

Draw a circle using a Sharpie onto the sponge and use scissors to cut it out.

C. Activity

The kids will paint the sponges white and make prints on blue paper. Leave enough space in between the circles so you can make the ears for each polar bear.

Use cardstock/construction paper to make semi-circles for the ears. Use a glue stick to attach them.

Then, cut out a grey oval for the mouth and draw on a nose and mouth. Paste it on!

Lastly, you can either use googly eyes or make your own eyes out of paper and paste them on to finish your polar bear craft.


Craft #3: Hand Print Bear Craft

Aren’t handprint crafts the cutest? I love keeping these crafts in a special place to look back at them.

This polar bear craft for kids is cute, easy, and the kids will love getting their hands a little messy.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • washable paint
  • paper
  • scissors
  • fork

B. Set-up

Trace your child’s hand on paper and cut it out! Then, create the bear’s head and tail using construction paper.

Paste the bear down towards the center of the paper!

C. Activity

Make a forest background on the paper around the handprint. This is a great way to talk about a bear’s habitat with your kiddo as well!

You can keep the cuteness up by having them fingerpaint the grass/trees! We decided to use forks for the trees.

This is a fun and simple bear craft for kids!


Craft #4: Winter Polar Bear Craft

Looking for a cute polar bear craft? This hot cocoa polar bear craft for kids is fun because they get to use the marshmallows to make prints!

Bear crafts are perfect for the wintertime. It’s a great way for kids to learn about arctic animals or hibernation.

polar bear crafts for kids

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • black paper
  • colored cardstock paper
  • glue stick
  • mini marshmallows
  • white paint
  • paintbrush
  • yarn
  • glue

B. Set-up

Create a polar bear out of white paper! Make a circle for the head, semi-circles or the ears, circles for the paws, and arms for the bear!

Make a square for the hot cocoa cup and a rectangle for the scarf.

C. Activity

The kids will use a glue stick to glue down all the pieces of the polar bear. Next, have them glue the hot cocoa cup in-between the two paws so the polar bear can be holding it! Next, they can glue on some mini marshmallows at the top of the cup.

Then, make the bear’s face by adding eyes, cheeks, a nose, and mouth! We used a marker for most of these parts, other than the cheeks (we used pink paper).

Glue the scarf on the polar bear around its neck. They can add little details like stickers, stripes, or polka dots on the scarf. We also add some yarn at the bottom of each scarf. If you want to add on this accessory, the kids can use school glue to do that!

The last step is to add snowflakes around the bear. Paint them on using a paintbrush or let the kids add mini marshmallow prints around the bears using white paint.


Craft #5: Rice Bear Craft 

Rice is one of my favorite sensory fillers for my kids to play with. This is a different way to use colored rice for a sensory activity.

This polar bear craft for kids is different, and it looks really cool once all the rice is glued down. The kids will love feeling the bears at the end.

rice bear craft for kids

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • cardboard
  • rice
  • acrylic paint
  • parchment paper
  • art tray
  • ziplock bags
  • googly eyes
  • glue
  • cardstock paper

B. Set-up

To color the rice, dump a cup of rice into a ziplock bag. Then, add a few squirts of the color acrylic paint you would like. Close the bag, and shake it until all the paint has gotten to the rice.

Grab a piece of parchment paper and lay it down on a baking sheet or art tray. Dump the rice onto the parchment paper and let it dry for 15 minutes.

While waiting for the rice to dry, draw the bear’s face and ears using a pencil on cardboard. You will be drawing a circle shape for the face and semi-circles for the ears. After that, paint the bears ( black, brown, or white ).

*TIP: We use acrylic paint for these projects because it dries quicker than washable paint).

C. Activity

Before the rice, attach the paper nose, ears, and googly eyes on the bears first. Once those are on, add a thin layer of glue onto the open spots of the bear.

Then, have the kids sprinkle on the rice! This part is so fun, and the kids will love it! Next, have them cover the bear as much as possible with the rice.

Let the bear dry, and then let the kids feel their bear craft. You can keep this craft and let the kids play with it for a sensory activity!


Craft #6: Polar Bear Winter Hat Craft

This may be the cutest bear craft ever! I love how colorful these bears turned out.

This is an excellent bear craft for kids to work on color-matching skills!

polar bear winter hat craft

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • paint
  • Q-tips
  • art tray
  • white cardstock
  • colored cardstock
  • googly eyes
  • poms
  • glue

B. Set-up

Create a circle shape for the bear’s face out of white cardstock. Then, create semi-circles for the ears and glue them on the face.

Draw different colored hats for each bear and paste them on using a glue stick.

C. Activity

The kids can create a cute face for each bear using googly eyes, markers, and paint! We used pink paint to make their cheeks and color in a little bit of their ears.

Then, your kids will use color-matching skills to glue poms to the correct colored hats! They can use regular school glue to do this activity.

Lastly, they can decorate the hats by using Q-tips and paint! They can make dots or stripes on the hats.


Craft #7: Paint Splat Bear Craft

Looking for the simplest polar bear craft for kids? This couldn’t be easier, and it turns out cool.

The kids will love the process of this craft! While doing this craft, you can also talk about symmetry.

bear splat painting craft

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • cardstock paper
  • acrylic paint
  • colored paper
  • glue stick
  • googly eyes

B. Set-up

Fold a piece of paper in half. Then, have the kids squirt some paint onto one side of the paper. A little bit will go a long way.

When doing this step, make sure they get a little in the middle of the page.

C. Activity

Open up the piece of paper to reveal the shape of the bear! They will LOVE seeing this part.

While waiting for the bear to dry, you can create the ears and nose.

Make some semi-circle shapes for the ears and a circle for the nose. Then, use a marker to make the nose and mouth.

Lastly, add on some googly eyes for the bear!


Craft #8: Ripped Paper Polar Bear

Looking for a simple and cute polar bear craft to try with the kids?

Ripped paper crafts are always a hit! The kids love ripping up the pieces of paper.

How to do this activity

Materials you need

  • cardstock paper
  • construction paper
  • marker
  • glue stick
  • white paint
  • poms
  • pipe cleaner
  • hot glue

B. Set-up

The kids will start ripping up pieces of white construction paper to do this craft.

You can draw the polar bear shape, so they know where they should place the paper.

C. Activity

The kids will use a glue stick to paste all the ripped pieces of paper that they made onto the polar bear shape.

I created paws for this craft, but you can keep it all ripped paper too!

Have the kids paint fingerprint snowflakes around the polar bear.

Lastly, you can add ear muffs onto the polar bear by hot gluing the poms and pipe cleaner next to the poms!


Craft #9: Puffy Paint Polar Bear

Making your own puffy paint is easy, fun, and honestly perfect for a polar bear craft.

You just need 2 simple ingredients for this one too.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • foam shaving cream
  • glue
  • bowl
  • spoon
  • paintbrush
  • paper plate
  • cardstock paper
  • scissors

B. Set-up

Mix equal parts of foam shaving cream and glue them together. If you want it to be extra fluffy, add some more shaving cream!

C. Activity

Make ears for the polar bear out of cardstock paper! Attach it to the back of the paper plate using a glue stick or hot glue.

Then, have the kids paint the puffy paint onto the paper plate all over!

Create a nose and eyes out of cardstock paper and place them on top of the paint. They will stick on once the paint dries.

You can add poms and a pipe cleaner for ear muffs for the polar bear, or you can leave it as is!

The puffy paint will dry within the day, feel how soft and fluffy it is!!


Craft #10: Polar Bear Paper Bag

Paper bag crafts are fun and simple for kids to make. These crafts take just a few minutes to make, and they turn out super cute.

This polar bear craft is great for toddlers and preschoolers because they can play with them afterward!

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • white paper bags
  • cardstock paper
  • glue stick
  • scissors
  • poms
  • pipe cleaner
  • hot glue
  • googly eyes
  • marker

B. Set-up

Create the pieces of the polar bear out of cardstock paper these include the ears, belly, arms, and legs.

You can draw them for the kids, and they can cut them out, or you can do both steps for them depending on their age.

C. Activity

The kids will use a glue stick to glue on each part of the polar bear! We glued the ears in front at the top of the bag, the arms behind the bag, the belly at the bottom, and the feet on top of the belly on each side.

Then, use a marker to draw on the details of the polar bear.

Lastly, you can choose to add on some poms and a pipe cleaner using hot glue, or you can leave it as is!


Final Thoughts and Conclusion

I hope you found some fun bear crafts for kids that you can try!

I’d love to hear what your favorite bear craft was in this article. If you try one out, let me know how it goes in the comments below!

Happy Crafting!

Deena

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