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Polar Bear Handprint

This adorable polar bear handprint craft is fun to make in the winter!  You can make this as a winter scene or turn the polar bear into a handprint card.

RELATED: Handprint Penguins


Polar Bear Handprint Craft


Polar Bear Handprint Craft

Turn any handprint animal into a card! See more winter animal handprints HERE.

I love this polar bear craft because you can make just the handprint or turn it into a winter scene!


Polar Bear Handprint Craft for Kids


You only need a few supplies to make this adorable polar bear! If you don’t have black paper or a black pom pom, you can draw these parts on with a black marker.

If you don’t have googly eyes you can draw on your own eyes too!


Watch the full tutorial video here before you get started!


Polar Bear Handprint Winter Craft



Supplies to Make a Polar Bear Handprint

  • Cardstock – white, black
  • 12×12 dark blue cardstock
  • Cotton Balls
  • Snowflake foam stickers
  • Small black pom pom
  • Googly eyes
  • Black marker

We like to use this glue for gluing on googly eyes and pom poms which tend to be a little harder to glue. You can also use hot glue (with adult supervision or help).


Polar Bear Winter Craft



Directions to Make a Polar Bear Handprint

1. Trace around a hand with a pencil on white cardstock and then cut out the handprint.

Trace around something that is circle shaped (like a small bowl or bottle lid)  for the polar bear head to make the head shape on white cardstock. Cut it out.

Draw one ear and use it as a template to cut out another one.

Cut out Handprint


2.  Draw an inner ear on black cardstock and use it as a template to draw another one. Glue to the white outer ear pieces.

Make Polar Bear Ears


3. Glue the ears to the back of the head.

Glue Ears to Polar Bear Head


4. Glue on the googly eyes.

Glue on Googly Eyes


5. Glue on the pom pom nose.

Glue Black Pom Pom for Nose


6. Draw on the mouth with a black marker.

Draw mouth on polar bear


7. Glue the polar bear head to the handprint body.

Glue Head to Handprint


8. Cut out 1 paw and use it as a template to cut out 3 more the same size.

Cut out the inner black pieces of the paws with black cardstock and glue on. You can also draw this part on with a black marker.

Make polar bear paws


9. Draw the dots on the paws with a black marker.

Glue the paws to the fingers.

Glue Paws to Handprint


10. Glue on cotton balls to the polar bear body.

Glue Cotton Balls to Polar Bear


11. Make the scenery by cutting out a slightly waved piece of 12×12 white cardstock and glue on top of the 12×12 blue cardstock. Or you can use a smaller paper and fit to that size.

Add cotton balls along the bottom and sides.

Glue Cotton Balls to Blue Paper


12. Glue the polar bear to the scenery.

Glue Polar Bear Handprint to Blue Paper


13. For a finishing touch, add foam snowflakes to the sky.

Polar Bear Handprint Winter Craft


More Winter Crafts


Another favorite winter handprint craft are these handprint penguins!

Penguin Handprint


See these other winter animal handprints!

Winter Animal Handprints



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