Cardboard Tube Polar Bear

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Cardboard Tube Polar Bear by Amanda Formaro for Spoonful.com
Total Time 30 minutes or less Ages school-age

International Polar Bear Day is February 27th, so this is the perfect time to craft with your kids and teach them about this majestic animal. Perfect for a zoo unit and homeschooling as well!

Download Cardboard Tube Polar Bear Template

What you'll need

  • 4-inch cardboard tube
  • 1 sheet white construction paper
  • Black marker
  • Pink crayon
  • 2 googly eyes
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • White craft glue
Helpful Tip:

You can use ordinary white copy/printer paper for this instead of construction paper. Construction paper is thicker and not as translucent, so it will cover the dark cardboard tube better.

How to make it

  1. Cardboard Tube Polar Bear by Amanda Formaro for Spoonful.com

    Trim the white construction paper to fit around the cardboard tube. Use a glue stick to cover the cardboard tube with white construction paper.

  2. Cardboard Tube Polar Bear by Amanda Formaro for Spoonful.com

    Using the pattern provided cut out paws from white construction paper and color in the paw pads with a black marker. 

  3. Cardboard Tube Polar Bear by Amanda Formaro for Spoonful.com

    Use glue stick to attach the paws to the front of the cardboard tube.

  4. Cardboard Tube Polar Bear by Amanda Formaro for Spoonful.com

    Color in the nose pattern with black marker and glue it to the cardboard tube. Use a pink crayon to add rosy cheeks. Glue the googly eyes to the bear and use a marker to add a smile and eyebrows. 

    Cut the ears from white construction paper and glue to the inside of the cardboard tube.

  5. If you enjoyed this project, you may also like my Soda Bottle Polar Bear craft!

  6. Need more fun winter ideas? Try my Cardboard Tube Penguins to go along with this cute polar bear!

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