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Cardboard Tube Polar Bear

Cardboard Tube Polar Bear

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!

Puffy the Polar Bear

by Amanda Formaro

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

Cardboard Tube Polar Bear 1

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

Cardboard Tube Polar Bear 2

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

Cardboard Tube Polar Bear 3

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

Cardboard Tube Polar Bear 4

4. 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.