Adorable Preschool Polar Bear Craft with Printable Template

This preschool paper plate polar bear craft is so cute and requires just a few supplies along with our printable polar bear template.  Kids of all ages will have fun making this cuddly polar bear and it makes a great preschool polar bear craft at home or in the classroom.

preschool paper plate polar bear craft for kids - Kids Activities Blog - finished polar bear shown made from a paper plate with some suggested polar bear accessories
Let’s make a polar bear craft today!

Easy Polar Bear Craft

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 preschool polar bear craft is easy to make and requires only a few supplies.

Related: Print our polar bear coloring pages

Making a polar bear helps work on your child’s cutting skills, fine motor skills and sparks creative art skills. If you are working with younger crafters, you can cut the pieces out ahead of time.

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Supplies Needed for Paper Plate Polar Bear Craft

Directions to Make Polar Bear From Paper Plate

Step 1

Download the Polar bear craft template:

–> Print off the free pattern and use it as a guide to cut the half circle from the bottom of the plate. The easiest thing is to cut out the template and then use it as a guide to draw lines on your paper plate for cutting.

Polar Bear Craft from a Paper Plate - pieces cut from polar bear template
This is what the pieces look like if you follow the template!

Step 2

From the half circle, cut out the head and the ear. This is what your pieces will look like once they are cut out.

Polar Bear Craft from a Paper Plate - glue the head/neck on from the back
Let’s add the polar bear head and neck.

Step 3

Tape or glue the head to the back of the plate so the tape or glue won’t be seen from the front.

Polar Bear Craft from a Paper Plate - adding details like the polar bear ear eyes and nose
Let’s add details to make the polar bear cute!

Step 4

Use a glue stick to attach the ear to the head.

Step 5

Use a pink marker to color the inside of the ear, and a black marker to add a nose and an eye.

finished Polar Bear Craft from a Paper Plate
Isn’t our homemade polar bear adorable?

Finished Preschool Polar Bear Craft

If you like you can add a bow tie or a hair bow by cutting one from construction paper and gluing 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.

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Did your kids have fun making the paper plate polar bear craft? What other paper plate crafts do they love?

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