I love that this puppet polar bear craft is made from just one sheet of printer card and that we’ve created a FREE PRINTABLE PATTERN for you too. Now you can start to enjoy all the fun and games right away. All you need to do to make these adorable polar bear puppets is print the template and cut it out and then follow the instructions below.
Kids of all ages will have so much fun with this polar bear puppet craft, making it walk, run and jump about! It’s an easy puppet for little hands because it has a single handle at the back and no strings to tangle. The polar bear’s wibbly wobbly legs move around when you wiggle your wrist. So fun!
We think this polar bear puppet is such a lovely Winter craft for kids and a great activity to accompany a polar study unit or storybook. We’ve got lots of other fun Winter crafts you can look at too. We adore Paper Icicles, Snowman Wreath, Winter Sugar Painting and 3D Snowflakes! Everything you need to start your Winter crafting adventure today!
Printable Polar Bear Puppet Craft Tutorial
Supplies To Make Polar Bear Puppets:
- Free Polar Bear Puppet Printable Pattern (Get yours at the bottom of this tutorial.)
- White Printer Card
- Wiggle Eyes
- Black Pom Pom
- Jumbo Straw
- Black Marker Pen
How To Make A Polar Bear Puppet
1 – Print the free Polar Bear Puppet Printable Template. (Get yours at the bottom of this tutorial.)
2 – Cut out all the puppet pieces.
3 – Take the long body piece and fold it along the dotted lines. Glue it together to make a flat bottomed arch. This will be your polar bear puppet’s body.
4 – Accordion fold the four polar bear legs and use a marker pen to add detail to the paws.
5 – Glue the four legs onto the bottom of the body. Make sure the paws are all facing the same way.
6 – Glue the tail onto the back of the polar bear.
7 – Make some ears from the two small circles. Colour in the middle of them and glue them onto the back of the big circle.
9 – Glue the lower half of the polar bear’s head onto the body at the front.
10 – To move your polar bear puppet you need a handle at the back. Sticky tape your jumbo straw (or similar) onto the bottom of the polar bear’s body so that it sticks out at the back.
(We used a plastic jumbo straw as we have lots left in our craft supplies that we try to reuse again and again when we can. You could also tightly roll up a sheet of paper or use a wooden dowel, long paint stirrer or even a pencil. You just need something long enough to go under the bear and to poke out enough to hold.)
Now your polar bear craft is ready to be played with. I’m sure your bears will have lots of fun adventures!
Print the Instructions To Make Your Puppet Polar Bear Craft Below: