Looking for a quick and fun winter craft for young kids to make?
This easy polar bear paper bag puppet is a perfect easy winter animal craft you can make with early learners!
It only takes a few basic craft supplies. Even better, it only takes a few minutes to assemble.
This would make a wonderful addition to an Arctic or winter theme in a preschool or kindergarten classroom!
Read on to see how to make this easy polar bear craft and to grab the free printable template.
And, for more snowy crafting fun, take a look at our list of 50 winter crafts for kids!
What Do You Need to Make a Polar Bear Paper Bag Puppet?
You’ll only need a few items to make this paper bag animal puppet.
And I’m pretty sure you already have most of them in your craft closet.
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- Colored craft paper
- Paper bag
- Glue stick
- Washable marker
- Printable polar bear paper bag puppet template
Once you’ve download the printable puppet template, print it and cut out the pieces.
You can either use the template pieces themselves to make the puppet or trace the pieces onto colored paper.
Then you’d just cut those out and get started.
How to Make a Polar Bear Paper Bag Puppet
To make this polar bear out of paper, start by assembling the pieces.
Use glue to attach the inner ears to the outer ears. Then glue the nose onto the center of the head.
Attach the feet at the bottom of the body and the tail on the lower left side of the body.
Now, glue the ears onto the top corners of the head.
Attach the grey belly by gluing it onto the lower third of the body piece.
Time to break out the paper bag!
Turn the bag upside down with the flap facing up. Flip the flap up and glue the body onto the paper bag.
The flap should come down over the top of the body.
Use markers and crayons to add eyes, a nose, and cheeks to the polar bear’s head, if you want.
Finally, glue the head onto the bag flap.
And that’s all!
Isn’t that a simply adorable polar bear puppet?
Try some of these other winter craft ideas for kids to make!
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