Are you doing a unit on Arctic animals or just looking for a creative winter craft? This Puffy Paint Polar Bear Craft is a easy-to-make and fun to create.
How To Make A Puffy Paint Polar Bear Craft:
- Small Paper Plate
- Shaving Cream
- White Glue
- Small Bowls
- Paint Brush
- White Craft Foam
- Black Marker
- Googly Eyes
One of my favorite things about this Winter craft is that you don’t need very many materials to make it. If you don’t already have the supplies at home or in your classroom, you can find everything you need at the dollar store.
This simple activity requires very little preparation too. To save time, you can make the puffy paint ahead of time but I like to have my students mix the ingredients together since it’s so easy to make.
To make the puffy paint, mix one part shaving cream and one part glue together in a small bowl.
To begin making their polar bears, your students will use the puffy paint to paint the small paper plate.
Next, they will draw and cut two small circles and one large circle out of the white craft foam for the polar bears ears and muzzle. You can create circle templates out of card stock or cardboard that your students can use to trace the shapes on the craft foam.
Your students will then glue a black pom pom onto the large circle for the bear’s nose. They will also use the black marker and draw lines down from the pom pom to create the bear’s mouth. I always tell my students to draw a “w” that has a very tall center point.
Next, your students will glue the small circles on the back of the paper plate for the bear’s ears. They will then glue the large circle on the bottom of the paper plate for the bear’s muzzle.
Finally, your students will glue two googly eyes above the muzzle. If you don’t have googly eyes, you can also create eyes out of white and black craft foam.
This Puffy Paint Polar Bear Craft is a fun and easy craft to create and the perfect addition to any winter or Arctic unit study.