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Polar Bear Twirler

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An easy winter craft by creating a paper plate polar bear. Watch polar bear spin around and round as you hold it in your hand or give it a gentle blow.

Materials Needed:

  • 2 Paper Plates
  • Wiggle Eyes
  • Small Black Pom Pom
  • Blue Paper
  • Blue Marker Pen
  • Black Marker Pen
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon
  • Glue
  • Sticky Tape

What to do:

  • Starting from the outside of your paper plate cut a spiral towards the middle. You might want to draw a pencil line first for children to follow.
  • Cut the middle out of your second paper plate to make the head for your polar bear twirler.
  • Use the rim of the paper plate to cut out two bear ears.
  • Colour the middle of the polar bear ears black and glue them onto the back of the head.
  • Glue on your wiggle eyes, black pom pom nose and draw on a happy smile.
  • Use some more pieces of the second paper plate’s rim to cut two polar bear paws and colour the pads in black.
  • Glue the paws onto the spiral of the polar bear twirler.
  • Cut two or more fish shapes from your blue paper and decorate them with marker pens.
  • Glue the fish onto the outer spiral of the paper plate twirler.
  • Turn your paper plate twirler over and glue or tape some ribbon onto the back of the polar bear’s head.
  • Hold the ribbon and blow the polar bear and it will begin to twirl around.

Hints and Tips:

  • Hang them from the ceiling.
  • Draw the polar bear face for the children to decorate.
  • Have pieces pre-made/pre-cut for younger children.

Reference: 
Paper Plate Polar Bear Twirler, KidsCraftRoom

Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 3 year+
  • Number of Children: Individual (1), Couple (2), Few (3)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    follows directions
    established hand preference

     

  • Play Based Learning: Creative Play
  • Interest Areas: Art and Craft
  • Games Categories: Art and Craft
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 5
  • Sub Outcomes:

    5.4 Children begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work

Last modified on Saturday, July 13, 2019
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