Did you know the average Polar Bear is 9 feet tall and 1,400 pounds?  Yet, we still consider these beasts of the Arctic Circle cute and cuddly bears.  February 27th is National Polar Bear Day and what better way to celebrate winter than with a Polar Bear Ornament that you can easily craft at home with the kids.

Since scientists believe the polar ice cap will melt in the next 100 years, the 20,000 to 25,000 polar bears in the wild are soon to lose their natural habitat.  Imagine the citizens of Canada, Russia, Alaska, Greenland and Norway having some large, white, furry neighbors in the future!

a white DIY polar bear ornament made from a bauble ornament and hiding in a tree behind giant snowflakes. | OrnamentShop.com

How to Make A Polar Bear Christmas Craft Ornament On National Polar Bear Day

Cold outside?  Well, then we’ve got a fun project for you!  Make a warm, cuddly polar bear ornament with your kids.  They are quick and easy to make!

Supplies:

Polar Bear Ornament Supplies including white paint, white felt, a frosted glass ball, crystal glitter, and a pink marker. | OrnamentShop.com

Polar Bear Ornament Steps 1-4

Step 1: Remove the ornament top and then shake some of the glitter into the ornament.  It is important to swirl the glitter around and get it to stick to the sides a bit.  Note that the glitter is optional, but it gives the polar bear a slightly textured look.

Step 1 is to remove the top of the ornament and shake glitter inside. | OrnamentShop.com

Step 2: Pour white paint into the glass ball ornament.  Cover the hole with your finger and shake until the paint coats the entire inside of the glass ball.  Then let it dry.

Step 2 is to pour the white paint inside. | OrnamentShop.com

Step 3: Use the scissors to cut two ears out of the white felt, allowing an extra piece on the bottom in order to make gluing them to the glass ball easier.

Step 3 is to cut out white ears from the felt. | OrnamentShop.com

Step 4:  Take the marker and lightly color a little pink circle in the center of each felt ear.  As a result, this will look like the inner ear.

Step 4 is to use the market to color pink in the ear. | OrnamentShop.com

Polar Bear Ornament Steps 5-7

Step 5:  Now use the glue to secure the ears to the glass ball.  It is important to clue the pink sides of the ear facing down.

Step 5a is to secure the ears to the ball with glue. | OrnamentShop.com

Once they are secure, place a drop of glue on the bottom of the BACK SIDE of the ear and press lightly down.  Hold until glue sets and the ears stand out.

Step 5b is to add glue to the back side of the ear so that they prick backwards. | OrnamentShop.com

Step 6:  You’re almost finished!  Next, use the paint markers to draw a polar bear face onto the front of the glass ball.

Step 6 is to draw the face, just like we did. | OrnamentShop.com

Step 7:  In order to finish off your polar bear ornament, replace the ornament cap on the glass ball.  Use the scissors to cut a ribbon and tie to the top of the cap.

Step 7 is to add the cap back on the ball. | OrnamentShop.com

That’s it!  Your adorable polar bear ornament is ready!  Make one or more of these for National Polar Bear Day and hang on an ornament stand for a unique holiday display.  Great winter classroom project for kids because it is quick and simple to do.

An adorable DIY Polar Bear Ornament Christmas Craft. | OrnamentShop.com

Love polar bears? Check out our variety of personalized polar bear ornaments!  Choose from family ornaments, mom and cub, funky bear or a variety of gifts for a new baby!

Polar Bear Ornaments that can be found to represent families. | OrnamentShop.com

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