Aren’t polar bears cute? These playful polar bear crafts for kids are perfect to learn about these adorable animals, as well as about Arctic life.
Listen to anyone talking about climate change, and which is the first animal to pop up? Polar Bears!!
Yes, all kinds of creatures are affected by climate change, but polar bears are particularly vulnerable, because of the fast melting ice caps. Did you know that the polar ice caps have melted faster in the last 20 years than in the last 10,000 years?
If it’s so scary for us hearing about it, just think about the bears who’re losing their home, bit by bit. That’s why International Polar Bear Day is observed on 27 February, to raise awareness about the polar bears and their dwindling habitat. Let’s join in too, by learning more about polar bears with some playful polar bear crafts for kids!
10 Playful Polar Bear Crafts for Kids
Polar bears spend most of their time at sea, and not land. This is why they’re called marine mammals, a fact brought to life with this cute craft by Simple Everyday Mom, showing a bear on an ice berg!
Female polar bears weigh only half of what males weigh. Want a collection of polar bears? You can make them, thanks to this printable template from Krokotak!
We always think of polar bears as white, but in reality, their skin is black and their fur is transparent! Crafts on Sea uses a white paper bag to make a simple but fun polar bear puppet.
Polar bears spend 50% of their time hunting, but are successful only rarely. You can turn yourself into a polar bear with this paper crown, but your hunts might not turn out as well as you like!
Polar bears are excellent swimmers, using their front and back paws. Now you can make a polar bear with moving paws too, thanks to this project from Kids Craft Room!
Recycling things helps the environment, which also extends to polar bears. Check out this project from I Heart Crafty Things where old newspaper is used to make a cute bear.
Living in the Arctic circle isn’t easy, and the polar bear has a thick layer of fat called blubber to help it survive the cold. Recreate a polar ice cap with ice and a polar bear sitting atop it! Get the instructions over at Crafty Morning.
Polar bears smell really well – they can smell a seal from as far as 15 km! Get your own moving polar bears and act out an Arctic hunt scene with this craft from Kids Craft Room.
Polar bears are huge animals, with males weighing as much as 680 kg! Krokotak has a project that helps to give an illusion of bulk to your polar bear, by adding some cardboard in between.
Did you know that scientists can extract a polar bear’s DNA simply from its footprints? Well, while we’re not going to be that complex, we sure can learn about simple shapes using this craft from Non Toy Gifts.
Learning about polar bears is so much fun, isn’t it? Bet you didn’t know at least a few of these facts! If you’d like to try out more winter crafts, you may like our Eskimo craft or a winter themed nameplate. If you’d like to get arty, check out our winter art ideas – they’re truly gorgeous and frame worthy!