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Popsicle Stick Polar Bear Craft [Free Template]

Who’s ready to have some arctic animal fun?! This cute popsicle stick polar bear craft is a great way to spend indoor time with the kids when it’s too cold to be outside!

It’s one of our most recent additions to our winter animal crafts for kids and we love how it turned out.

This craft is great for kids who love combining art and crafting!

We’re giving you a free printable template to make this activity super simple. Just download, print, and get started.

Kids can even use their completed craft as a simple toy when they’re done.

Be sure to watch our quick video below to see exactly how we made this polar bear craft.

Easy Polar Bear Craft

popsicle stick polar bear craft image collage with the words popsicle stick polar bear in the middle

Supplies

Directions

Download the polar bear template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

hands holding popsicle stick polar bear template

Line up 4 popsicle sticks side by side. Take a 5th popsicle stick and cut it into thirds. Stretch one glue dot along each of the cut popsicle sticks.

Take the cut popsicle sticks and glue them across the top, middle, and bottom of the 4 popsicle sticks to hold them together. If you don’t want to use glue dots, you can also hot glue them together.

hands gluing popsicle stick together

Flip the popsicle sticks over and paint the front in 1-2 thin coats of white paint. Let dry completely before moving on.

hands painting popsicle stick white

Begin to make the polar bear by gluing the eyes just a little below the top of the popsicle sticks.

hands gluing eyes onto popsicle stick polar bear craft

Glue the nose/mouth slightly overtop the bottom and in between the eyes.

hands gluing mouth and nose onto popsicle stick polar bear craft

Place the belly towards the bottom of the body and glue to secure. Position the outer legs on the bottom corners of each side of the body.

hands gluing belly onto popsicle stick polar bear craft
hands gluing outer legs onto popsicle stick polar bear craft

Next, glue the inner legs along the outside of the body, slightly below the mouth.

hands gluing inner legs onto popsicle stick polar bear craft

Use the pink marker to draw on the inner ears on the outer ears, then glue them to the top corners of the polar bear.

hands drawing inner ear onto outer ear of popsicle stick polar bear craft

That’s all you need to do to make this cute polar bear craft!

hand holding popsicle stick polar bear craft

Winter Preschool Theme

Don’t stop here! We’re giving you lots of different activities and ideas to create a winter preschool themed your kids will love doing!

We’ve got loads more craft ideas that are perfect for winter. Below are some of our readers’ favorites:

2 popsicle stick polar bear crafts

These winter I spy printables are great fun to use at home or on the go! Download them, laminate them, then use them over and over again!

If your child enjoys sensory play, try this snow sensory bin. It can provide tons of exploratory playtime for kids.

popsicle stick polar bear craft

Grab some polar bear books from the library or buy them on Amazon to add to your home collection!

Break out the snow play dough and let your child’s imagination run wild!

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hand holding popsicle stick polar bear craft

Popsicle Stick Polar Bear Craft

See how to make this simple popsicle stick polar bear with the kids! It's a fun winter craft that comes with a printable template.

Materials

  • Popsicle sticks
  • White acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Glue dots (permanent) or hot glue
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Polar bear template

Instructions

  1. Download the polar bear template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Line up 4 popsicle sticks side by side. Take a 5th popsicle stick and cut it into thirds. Stretch one glue dot along each of the cut popsicle sticks.
  3. Take the cut popsicle sticks and glue them across the top, middle, and bottom of the 4 popsicle sticks to hold them together. If you don't want to use glue dots, you can also hot glue them together.
  4. Flip the popsicle sticks over and paint the front in 1-2 thin coats of white paint. Let dry completely before moving on.
  5. Begin to make the polar bear by gluing the eyes just a little below the top of the popsicle sticks.
  6. Glue the nose/mouth slightly overtop the bottom and in between the eyes.
  7. Place the belly towards the bottom of the body and glue to secure. Position the outer legs on the bottom corners of each side of the body.
  8. Next, glue the inner legs along the outside of the body, slightly below the mouth.
  9. Use the pink marker to draw on the inner ears on the outer ears, then glue them to the top corners of the polar bear.

Polar Bear Template

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jerusha

Thursday 19th of August 2021

Oops, I found it. Thanks so much for the craft! I'm sure my student will love this.

Sam

Thursday 19th of August 2021

No problem :)

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