Skip to Content

Toilet Paper Roll Polar Bear Craft [With Free Template]

Winter crafts might be some of our favorite projects we do this time of the year!

We especially love polar bears so we made this toilet paper roll polar bear craft. It’s a fun and easy winter animal craft for kids that they’re going to love.

This is a super simple project that kids of all ages can do. If your kids are on the younger side, they might require a little bit of help from an adult or older sibling. 

Check out our quick video to see exactly how to make this fun project!

Recycled Polar Bear Craft For Kids

toilet paper roll polar bear craft image collage with the words cardboard tube polar bear in the middle

Toilet paper roll crafts are a great way to use recycled materials and turn them into a fun project your child will enjoy..

In this freebie, there are 2 different versions to ensure there’s a project that everyone can do together. 

The first version is the craft template. This version will help your child create a polar bear craft using colored paper and a few other supplies to create the finished project. 

The second version is a simpler version that is great for younger children.

Just print it out in black and white version and let your child color with crayons, colored pencils, or even markers. Once it is colored, they can cut it out (or you can help them cut it out) and glue it onto the toilet paper roll.

It’s simple which allows even very young children to create a craft with the rest of the family!

Whatever option you choose your preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten children will love creating this craft. 

Supplies

Directions

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

hands holding toilet paper roll polar bear craft template

Begin by gluing the nose/mouth piece in between and slightly overlapping the bottom of the eyes.

hands gluing nose to toilet paper roll polar bear craft

Glue the belly just below the mouth.

hands gluing belly to toilet paper roll polar bear craft

Arrange the arms to line up on each side of the belly and glue to secure them.

hands gluing arms to toilet paper roll polar bear craft

Use a pink crayon or marker to draw on the polar bear’s cheeks.

hands drawing cheeks onto toilet paper roll polar bear craft

Tape one end of the polar bear to the toilet paper roll, wrap around the cardboard tube, then tape the other side down to secure it.

hands wrapping polar bear template around toilet paper roll

Color in the inner ears with the marker, then glue them on each side of the top of its head, above the eyes.

hands coloring inner ears of toilet paper roll polar bear craft

Finish up by gluing the feet at an angle on the bottom of the toilet paper roll.

hands gluing feet to toilet paper roll polar bear craft

Don’t these turn out so cute?!

two toilet paper roll polar bear crafts

Tips for Making this Polar Bear Craft with Young Children

Younger children always get so excited when you get out the craft supplies to make a project, but sometimes their fine motor skills are not quite where they need to be for the project.

To make it easier we have some tips to help make the crafting process easier. 

  • Pre-cut the black and white template. They can color it in and all you need to do is tape it to the toilet paper for a super quick project.
  • Pre-cut the pieces. If you’re planning to do the craft version of this project with younger kids, precut all the pieces. Younger kids can glue them onto the toilet paper roll and complete the project on their own!
hand holding toilet paper roll polar bear craft

More Winter Crafts for Kids

The winter months are the perfect time to craft, so we have put together a bunch of easy winter ideas that can keep you and your kids busy all season long! 

As moms, we love handprint crafts because we get to see our kid’s handprints grow throughout the years.

Kids love them too because they love tracing and cutting out their hands! This cardinal handprint craft and polar bear handprint craft are great ways for kids to practice fine motor skills while having fun.

Perhaps while you are tracing hands you will want to trace their feet as well and create this footprint penguin craft together too!  

toilet paper roll polar bear craft

If you have kids that love painting then this paper plate penguin craft is perfect as it combines both painting and paper crafting in this easy project. This snowman paper plate craft is another fun option. 

If you want to use puffy paint with the kids this winter then you will definitely want to try this puffy paint snow globe craft. This seriously requires no artistic skill and is fail-proof especially with our puffy paint recipe. You’ll find yourself creating these time and time again with the kids. 

We’re sure you’ll have a blast making any of these fun projects!

Share With Us

Did you make this craft with your kids or students? We’d love to feature them on our social media!

For a chance to have your child’s craft featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

Get Our Favorite Winter Crafts!

hand holding toilet paper roll polar bear craft

Toilet Paper Roll Polar Bear Craft

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

If you need an easy winter craft for the kids to make, try out this toilet paper roll polar bear craft!

Materials

  • Toilet paper roll cores or new cardboard tubes
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • White printer paper (if using the color in version)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Tape (optional)
  • Crayons or markers
  • Polar bear template

Instructions

  1. Download the template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Begin by gluing the nose/mouth piece in between and slightly overlapping the bottom of the eyes.
  3. Glue the belly just below the mouth.
  4. Arrange the arms to line up on each side of the belly and glue to secure them.
  5. Use a pink crayon or marker to draw on the polar bear's cheeks.
  6. Tape one end of the polar bear to the toilet paper roll, wrap around the cardboard tube, then tape the other side down to secure it.
  7. Color in the inner ears with the marker, then glue them on each side of the top of its head, above the eyes.
  8. Finish up by gluing the feet at an angle on the bottom of the toilet paper roll.

Free Polar Bear Template

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Skip to Instructions