Polar Bear Craft

Who can resist the charm of a fluffy and adorable polar bear? Especially when it’s a cool polar bear craft that your kids can create with their own hands!

This awesome craft isn’t just about unleashing your child’s creativity, but also about learning more about these amazing creatures.

Engaging in polar bear activities is a fun way to spark curiosity and learn about wildlife and preservation.

Looking for fun and educational activities? Check out our polar bear craft tutorial. Perfect for teachers and parents!

So, let’s get ready, grab your craft supplies, and let’s dive into the world of polar bears!

polar bear craft

Crafting with preschoolers boosts creativity, fine motor skills and cognitive development, making it an ideal activity. Let’s get crafting!

Children can feel accomplished with our polar bear craft, as it is simple and age-appropriate, allowing them to create something unique and personal. It’s important to remember that the process of making the craft can be as valuable as the end product.

This is a time for exploration, imagination, and fun – there’s no right or wrong way! So, while guiding them through the steps, allow them to experiment with the materials.

Praise their efforts liberally to build their confidence and see their faces light up with joy and achievement. Crafting is not just about the fun and learning, it’s also a wonderful opportunity to make memories together.

Polar Bear Craft

Winter is a magical time, bringing with it a blanket of snow and a host of amazing animals that thrive in this chilly season. In the spirit of winter, we’re thrilled to introduce our polar bear arts and crafts for kids!

Let’s inspire your child’s creativity and admiration for arctic animals. Learn about their habitat and behavior in a wintery environment.

What You’ll Need

Preparing for our polar bear craft is an enjoyable process. Let’s collect all essential supplies to enhance our crafting experience.

How to Make a Polar Bear Craft

Now that we have our craft supplies ready, it’s time to put them to good use. Remember, the goal here is to enjoy the process and create something beautiful.

I’m going to guide you through each step, but feel free to make it your own and add your unique touch.

To start, download, print, and cut out the template pieces. Trace the inner ear (x2), eye (x2), nose and mouth on the black foam with a pencil, and then cut out all pieces.

Trace the head, ear (x2), and muzzle on the white washcloth with a black sharpie. Now, cut out all of the pieces.

Place the ear pieces behind the head piece where the polar bear’s ears would be.

Secure ears with hot glue behind the head overlap. Use caution while gluing and repeat on the other ear. This ensures a secure hold.

Place the muzzle in the lower middle part of the face, about ¼”- ½” above the bottom edge of the face.

Fold one half of the muzzle over, put a thin line of hot glue around the edge, fold it back down and press down. Repeat on the other half of the muzzle.

Hot glue the foam inner ear pieces, the eyes, the nose and then the mouth onto your washcloth polar bear. Trim the top line of the mouth if needed.

Using your fingertip like a stamp, color a thick layer of the light pink marker on it and then stamp it down on the cheek areas to give your polar bear rosy cheeks.

Repeat until your polar bear’s cheeks are perfectly rosy 🙂

Color a snowy background on some blue construction paper and mount your polar bear on it if you want to!

NOTE: If you’d prefer, you can use construction paper for this entire craft instead of a washcloth and craft foam. If you do, you won’t need the hot glue gun. You’ll want glue sticks on hand.


Reading is a great way to extend the learning and dive deeper into a topic. After you and your child have enjoyed creating your polar bear craft, why not continue the journey by exploring some of our favorite books about polar bears?

These books are not only rich in knowledge about these majestic animals of the Arctic, but they also offer fascinating tales that will capture your child’s imagination. Let’s embark on a literary adventure with these amazing polar bear books!

Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? (Brown Bear and Friends)Polar BearsLittle Polar Bear


Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? – What will you hear when you read this book to a preschool child? Lots of noise! Children will chant the rhythmic words. They’ll make the sounds the animals make. And they’ll pretend to be the zoo animals featured in the book– look at the last page!

Polar Bears – Here is information about how polar bears swim and hunt, how they keep warm and dry, and the many other ways they adapt to their environment.

Little Polar Bear – It’s a big day for the little polar bear Lars! His father takes him hunting for the very first time, and that night he is so tired from all his lessons that he falls fast asleep. He sleeps so soundly that he doesn’t hear the ice crack, doesn’t feel himself slowly drift away from his father and the North Pole – he doesn’t realize that his adventures have just begun.

Polar Bear Activities for Preschoolers

Looking for more polar bear related activities? You’re in luck! Here are some fun and educational activities that you can do with your preschooler to further explore the interesting world of polar bears.

Polar Bear Facts Flashcards: Create flashcards with interesting facts about polar bears. Children can learn about the size, diet, habitat, and unique features of these Arctic animals in a fun and engaging way.

Polar Bear Paw Walk: Trace out large polar bear paw prints on card paper and lay them out as a walking path. This activity can help kids understand the size and shape of a polar bear’s paw while promoting physical movement.

Polar Bear Role Play: Engage in pretend play where you and your child act out the daily life of a polar bear. This can include hunting for food, swimming in the ocean, or taking a long sleep in a snow den!

Polar Bear Coloring Pages: Print out coloring pages featuring polar bears and their icy habitat. This activity not only fosters creativity, but also provides an opportunity to discuss more about polar bears and their lives in the Arctic.

Remember, the goal is to make learning fun! These activities will not only fuel their curiosity about polar bears but will also lay the foundation for a lifelong love of learning. Enjoy these wonderful polar bear activities with your preschooler!

Immersing your child in fun and educational activities related to polar bears can be a great way to spark an early interest in wildlife and conservation. From flashcards to role play, these activities are designed to stimulate your preschooler’s curiosity while laying a solid foundation for future learning.

Polar Bear Craft

Polar Bear Craft

Kids will love making this adorable "fuzzy" polar bear craft this winter!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • white washcloth
  • thin black craft foam
  • blue construction paper


  • printer/paper
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • sharpie
  • hot glue gun/glue sticks
  • pink marker
  • white crayon


  1. Download the polar bear template, print, and cut out the pieces.
  2. Trace the inner ear (x2), eye (x2), nose and mouth on the black foam with a pencil; cut all pieces out.
  3. Trace the head, ear (x2), and muzzle on the white washcloth with a black sharpie; cut all pieces out.
  4. Glue the ears behind the head.
  5. Place the muzzle in the lower middle part of the face, about ¼”- ½” above the bottom edge of the face.
  6. Fold one half of the muzzle over, put a thin line of hot glue around the edge, fold it back down and press down. Repeat on the other half of the muzzle.
  7. Glue the foam inner ear pieces, the nose, the eyes, and the mouth onto the washcloth. Trim the top of the mouth piece if necessary.
  8. Color your fingertip with the pink marker, and stamp rosy cheeks on your polar bear face.
  9. Glue the polar bear on a sheet of blue construction paper and draw a snowy background with a white crayon.

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