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Polar Bear Paper Bag Puppet [Free Template]

The arctic is an amazing and beautiful environment and wintertime is the perfect time of year to teach kids about the animals that live there.

One of the best animals to begin teaching kids about is the majestic polar bear!

Kids are naturally drawn to this massive animal, so it’s easy for them to learn all about the polar bear.

Today we’re sharing this easy polar bear paper bag puppet craft. It’s a simple winter animal craft for kids that comes with a free printable template.

Read below or watch our detail video tutorial to see how easy it is to make this arctic animal craft with your child or students.

Polar Bear Craft

Paper bag polar bear craft image collage with the words polar bear puppet craft in the middle

Love paper bag crafts? Be sure to check out all of our fun paper bag crafts for kids for tons more ideas!

Supplies

Directions

Download the polar bear paper bag template, print and cut out the pieces.

Hands holding paper bag polar bear craft template

Glue the face piece to the top of the paper bag flap.

Hands gluing polar bear face to paper bag

Place the gray muzzle in between the eyes and glue in place.

Hands gluing gray paper to polar bear craft

Glue the black nose in the middle of the gray muzzle, then use the black marker to draw the mouth.

Hands gluing nose to paper bag polar bear craft

Use the circle punch or scissors to cut out the cheeks from the pink card stock. Glue in place under the eyes. If you don’t have a circle punch you can also use a pink marker to draw on the cheeks.

Hands gluing cheeks to polar bear craft template

Glue the pink inner ears to the white outer ears.

Hands gluing inner ear to polar bear craft

Place the completed ears behind the top of the paper bag flap and glue to secure it.

Hands gluing ears to paper bag polar bear craft

Position the gray belly onto the main portion of the white paper bag and glue in place.

Hands gluing belly to paper bag polar bear craft

Line up each arm on either side of the paper bag and glue in place.

Hands gluing arms to paper bag polar bear craft

Use the black marker to draw the footpad onto the polar bear’s feet.

Hands drawing on polar bear footpads

Glue the finished feet onto the bottom of the paper bag.

Hands gluing polar bear feet to puppet craft

Isn’t that such a cute and simple paper bag puppet?

We love how it turned out! We’re betting if you like this craft, you’ll also want to add this paper plate penguin craft to your winter craft lineup!

Two polar bear paper bag puppets

Arctic Animal Unit Studies

Are you making this simple polar bear craft to go along with your arctic animal unit?

We think it’s a fun way to teach kids about some cute arctic animals!

Depending on the age of the kids you’re talking to, we have a few ideas.

Related: Walrus Arctic Animal Craft For Kids

polar bear puppet craft

First, we love introducing kids to new animals through related books.

If you want to teach the kids facts about polar bears, we love Nat Geo kids books. This book is a level one reader book so it’s simple for beginning readers. It’s also great to read to even younger children because the sentences are simple and easy to understand.

We also found this education polar bear book that has cute illustrations to go along with more info.

polar bear paper craft

If fact-based books won’t hold your child’s attention, we suggest a fun and entertaining polar bear book like this one.

Even though the story doesn’t talk about polar bear facts, you can still incorporate learning by asking your child questions like:

Do you think polar bears live in a hot or cold place?

Why do you think polar bears are white?

Who do you think is bigger – you or a polar bear?

All of these questions will get your child to start thinking, analyzing and learning about polar bears!

After you’ve read a polar bear book, you can ask if they have any questions you can answer, then dive right into this paper bag polar bear craft.

easy polar bear craft for kids
polar bear craft

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Polar Bear Paper Bag Puppet Craft

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This winter season, make this cute and easy polar bear paper bag puppet craft with the kids!

Materials

  • White paper bag
  • Colored card stock (in pink, black and gray)
  • Black marker
  • Glue stick
  • .25" circle punch
  • Polar bear puppet template

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Download the polar bear paper bag template, print and cut out the pieces.
  2. Glue the face piece to the top of the paper bag flap.
  3. Place the gray muzzle in between the eyes and glue in place.
  4. Glue the black nose in the middle of the gray muzzle, then use the black marker to draw the mouth.
  5. Use the circle punch or scissors to cut out the cheeks from the pink card stock. Glue in place under the eyes. If you don't have a circle punch you can also use a pink marker to draw on the cheeks.
  6. Glue the pink inner ears to the white outer ears.
  7. Place the completed ears behind the top of the paper bag flap and glue to secure it.
  8. Position the gray belly onto the main portion of the white paper bag and glue in place.
  9. Line up each arm on either side of the paper bag and glue in place.
  10. Use the black marker to draw the footpad onto the polar bear's feet.
  11. Glue the finished feet onto the bottom of the paper bag.

Polar Bear Puppet Template

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Cian

Monday 1st of March 2021

Thank you so much for these cute templates!

Sam T

Monday 1st of March 2021

You're very welcome!

sandra

Monday 6th of January 2020

these are just tooo cute the kids are going to love them. thank you Sandy

Sam T

Wednesday 8th of January 2020

Thanks so much, and you're welcome!

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