While polar bears are certainly around all year long, we tend to talk about them more during the winter months because of their ability to live in arctic temperatures. This fun polar bear craft is easy to make and requires only a few supplies!
Paper Plate Polar Bear Craft
This activity helps work on your child's cutting skills, and keeps the mess at bay as there's no paint to worry about!
You will need:
- White paper plate
- Pink and black marker
- Scissors, tape, glue stick
- Polar bear pattern
Print off the free pattern and use it as a guide to cut the half circle from the bottom of the plate. From the half circle, cut out the head and the ear.
Tape the head to the back of the plate.
Use a glue stick to attach the ear to the head.
Use a pink marker to color the inside of the ear, and a black marker to add a nose and an eye.
If you like you can add a bow tie or a hair bow by cutting one from construction paper and glueing in place.
Fun Facts About Polar Bears
- Want something to talk about while making this project? Here's some fun things you can discuss with your kids while they create!
- A polar bear's skin is actually black, even though their fur appears to be white. Their fur is actually hollow and reflects light making it appear white.
- A male polar bear can weigh as much as 1,500 pounds.
- A female polar bear usually weighs in at only half of what males weigh.
- Polar bears have 42 teeth, 10 more than humans do.
- Polar bear cubs weigh only a little more than a pound when they are born, about 6 pounds lighter than the average human newborn.
- Polar bears have water repellant fur due to its oily nature, which allows them to quickly shake dry after swimming.
Can’t get enough of the polar bear? Try my cardboard tube polar bear craft too!