Polar Bear Craft for Kids and Thrift Find

Hey guys!

Hope your day did not feel quite as long as mine. I can’t say today was the greatest. I checked my account at one point and had around $1.25 in my account. -_- I always get down to some change before I get paid. A goal of mine is to REALLY focus on what I am buying. I often get carried away and end up with too much. The problem is that I need so many different things. #LifeisHard

So I made a kids craft that I found on Pinterest! Actually the website Fireflies + Mudpies  posted the craft.  It may seem silly that I myself did the kid’s craft but I honestly wanted to figure out how easy it was and what is the best way to do it.

This is what my Polar Bear Craft ended up looking like :

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I feel like this craft could be really good for pre schoolers on up. Even younger could do this as long as they were assisted.  Below is a picture of the items you may want to get for this craft.

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Things you will definitely want: 

Cotton Balls

Polar Bear Silhouette which can be found here FREE

Glue or Glue Stick (Dollar Tree)

Construction Paper, Styrofoam Paper, and or scrapbook paper that can be used as a background  (scrapbook paper sheets are very cheap at Michaels)

Googly Eyes (bought at Walmart from craft section)

Scissors

Things you MAY want : 

Foam Paint Brush

Snow Flake Confetti

This craft is pretty simple. Print out the polar bear silhouette. Cut out the silhouette.

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You have two options here. You can go ahead and glue cotton balls onto the silhouette or use silhouette as a stencil to help guide you in cutting a polar bear out of a Styrofoam sheet (just to make craft more sturdy). Once you have your bear,  you can start tearing cotton balls in half and gluing them down onto the bear.

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Take your time with this. It does not have to be perfect. If it turns out looking like a cloud or rabbit that is ok! Once your bear is covered with cotton balls, glue your googly eye down.  I would recommend gluing it down where there are not cotton balls.  I just used my finger to create a small area where there was no cotton. Also, use black construction or Styrofoam paper to cut a small circle for the nose. Glue that on as well.

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I went to Michaels and looked at all the scrapbook paper for the background (you could use construction paper too!) . The blue sparkly one stood out to me the most.I also like that it felt durable. The thicker paper was next to the thin scrapbook paper. It is  a little more expensive but I feel it is worth it since this craft is heavier. My paper was $1.99 on sale for $1. Since it is a polar bear I am going for a wintery feel. I put glue on the back of my bear and glued him to the scrapbook paper.  I did add a few confetti sized snow flakes. Your child could just get very creative with the paper. They could even draw their own  background!

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I hope yall enjoyed this! It was fun and is a great sensory craft. Very cheap and inexpensive!

One of my last thrift store items is this candle holder. It is really pretty! I love all the different colors. I was just really drawn to it. I paid around $3.50 for it. I have started to really get into candles. Anything that promotes relaxation I am like YESSSSS.

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Have a good night!! I hope your child enjoys this craft and if you are an adult and want to do it, that is great! 🙂 Have fun and be a kid.

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