There is a printable polar bear pattern that comes in two sizes so you can make a family of polar bear puppets! We love that each polar bear craft is made from just one sheet of printer card!
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!
(Post updated 7/7/20 there is a small charge.)
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
Please note that the polar bear puppets in the photographs have been made using the larger of the two templates. They also have the addition of wiggle eyes and a pompom nose but paper eyes and noses are included in the template if you prefer.
Supplies To Make Polar Bear Puppets:
How To Make A Polar Bear Puppet
1 – Print the Polar Bear Puppet Printable Template.
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 at the corners. Make sure the paws are all facing the same way.
6 – Glue the tail onto the back of the polar bear.
7 – Colour in the middle of the ears and glue them onto the back of the head.
9 – Glue 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 a jumbo straw or craft stick 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!
Please note this post and template has been updated 7/7/20. It now comes in two sizes and there is a small charge. We thank you for your support. For the rest of 2020 if you really can’t afford this product please write to info@kidscraftroom. We will do our best to replay to you within 10 working days to try to help you.)
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