Polar bears are fascinating and are fun to learn about! They seem so cute and cuddly, but in reality, they are strong and just so amazing. My son made this ADORABLE polar bear art project at school. It is perfect for 1st graders or as part of a polar bear unit study. I love the way my son’s turned out. We hope you like it too!
How to make the Polar Bear Art Project
- white construction or craft paper
- colored construction paper
- black marker
It’s neat to see how each kid’s polar bear looked different than the rest of the class – whether in size, expression, and so on. The background colors can be changed as well or a different painting technique could be used.
Make the background by using watercolors or tempera paint. My son said they placed the paper face down on top of the paint and then lifted the paper up. This can easily be done with the use of a cookie sheet or crafting tray.
On a sheet of white paper, they drew the polar bear shapes: 2 ears, round face, and the body. Then he traced his outline with a permanent black marker.
When finished, he cut the polar bear shapes out and glued them to the painting.
The red bowtie and gray polar bear snout were cut from colored construction paper, then glued in place.
All that’s left is to draw on the ear and facial details as well as the bowtie.
Here are some more Winter art project ideas for 1st graders:
- Penguin Symmetry Art Project
- Polar Bear and Penguin Craft Ideas
- Winter Bubble Wrap Tree Kids Craft
- Snowman Collage Art