preschool craft, polar bear made of cotton balls with extra supplies in background

Polar Bear Craft For Preschool

If you are looking for and easy polar bear craft for preschooler kids I have you covered. Your kids will love this simple craft. The polar bear craft uses multiple forms of media which makes this activity perfect for working on a variety of fine motor skills.

That sound super fancy, but it really is just teacher talk for the fact that there are developmental benefits to art with preschoolers.

Polar Bear Craft Focus Skills


  • Use a variety of visual art materials (paint, markers, crayons, clay) with minimal adult assistance
  • Use visual arts to represent people, places, and things, with accuracy and detail

Fine Motor Skills

  • Coordinate the use of hands, wrists, and fingers to complete tasks that require more precise movements
  • Cutting
  • Glueing
  • Painting

Polar Bear Craft Supplies

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Polar Bear Template


*Cotton Balls



*Coffee Filter





The Background
  • Use watercolors to paint a blank piece of paper. Use various shades of blue and a little purple.
  • Sprinkle salt on the wet spots of your paper to create snow.

paper painted blue and green with watercolors

The Polar Bear
  • Glue cotton balls to cover the coffee filter giving the polar bear texture.
  • Cut and glue the smaller two circles from the template on top of the polar bear’s head as ears.
  • On the large circle on the template, draw an upside-down triangle for the nose and the curve of the mouth.
  • Cut and glue the larger circle to the middle of the head on top of the cotton balls.
  • Cut and glue the black circles as eyes.

polar bear face made of cotton balls and paper

Putting It Together
  • Glue the coffee filter to the bottom center of the paper you painted.
  • Glue the piece of art to a piece of construction paper to form a frame and give a more finished look. (Optional)

Teacher Tip

Add this polar bear craft for preschool to an arctic theme along with our Feed The Polar Bear Activity.

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