Polar Bear Masks

We’ve been learning about Polar Bears this week and to go along with all the books we’ve read we decided to make Polar Bear Masks. They turned out so cute and my boys just love them!

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Supplies you will need:

Directions:
1. The most difficult part about making our polar bear masks was making the holes in the paper plate for the eyes. I traced a small circle for the eyes and then used a craft knife to cut them out. This step must be done by an adult.

2. For the snout we used an empty plastic fruit cup. I also used it to make the ears by tracing it onto a piece of white card stock paper, cutting it out and then cutting the circle in half. This makes the two ears.

3. Paint the clear fruit cups with white acrylic paint and let them dry completely. They may require 2 coats of paint. 

4. While the snout was drying, we put school glue onto a section of our paper plate and then placed white crumpled tissue paper squares all over the glue. Do this on every section until the paper plate is covered. We opted to not put tissue paper where the snout was going to go, but I don’t think it matters which way you do it.

5. Next glue the ears to the back of the paper plate.

6. Once the snout is dry, draw a bear mouth on the bottom of the cup with a black permanent marker.

7. Use a glue gun to run glue around the bottom rim of the cup and glue it down onto the polar bear face. Also use the hot glue gun to glue on the black pom nose. (Adult supervision required with use of a hot glue gun.)

8. To finish the mask, simply punch holes onto the sides of the paper plate and tie a knot on each end with a piece of string or yarn. They turned out so cute and my boys gave them a thumbs up!

Another idea instead of using string would be to glue a large craft stick to the bottom and they could just hold the mask up to their face. Or I think they would be cute using large wiggly eyes for the eyes and not making them masks. So many possibilities. 

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