This Paper Plate Polar Bear Twirler is so much fun! You can hang your cute polar bear craft from the ceiling or hold it up in your hand and then watch it spin round and round. It will go faster if you give it a blow!
Our Polar Bear Whirligig is decorated with little fish for the bear to catch for his dinner, or perhaps they’re friends for him to play with if you prefer?
Paper plate twirlers are really easy to make and lots of fun to play with. This polar bear twirler is great as a Winter craft or if you’re learning about the polar regions.
We were inspired to make this Paper Plate Polar Bear Twirler when we saw Red Ted Art’s Dragon Whirligig. What a great idea to turn a paper plate twirler into an animal! We’ve already made a pig twirler for Chinese New Year which we’ll write up for you soon and we’ve got more farm animals in the pipeline too so do check back regularly for updates.
If you love polar bear crafts then don’t miss our Polar Bear Puppets or our Moving Polar Bear Cubs. And why not make some fun Melting Snowmen or Pop Up Penguins to join in the Winter craft fun too? They all have Free Printable templates so are super easy to make!
Paper Plate Polar Bear Twirlers Tutorial
Material To Make Polar Bear Paper Plate Twirlers
- 2 Paper Plates
- Wiggle Eyes
- Small Black Pom Pom
- Blue Paper
- Blue Marker Pen
- Black Marker Pen
- Sticky Tape
How To Make Winter Polar Bear Twirlers
1 – Starting from the outside of your paper plate cut a spiral towards the middle. You might want to draw a pencil line first for children to follow.
2 – Cut the middle out of your second paper plate to make the head for your polar bear twirler.
3 – Use the rim of the paper plate to cut out two bear ears.
4 – Colour the middle of the polar bear ears black and glue them onto the back of the head.
5 – Glue on your wiggle eyes, black pom pom nose and draw on a happy smile.
6 – Use some more pieces of the second paper plate’s rim to cut two polar bear paws and colour the pads in black.
7 – Glue the paws onto the spiral of the polar bear twirler.
8 – Cut two or more fish shapes from your blue paper and decorate them with marker pens.
9 – Glue the fish onto the outer spiral of the paper plate twirler.
10 – turn your paper plate twirler over and glue or tape some ribbon onto the back of the polar bear’s head.
Now you can hold the ribbon and give your polar bear twirler a blow. It should spin round and round. Why not hang them from the ceiling for a fun Winter display too?
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