I’m so excited to launch a new series from Baby Loving Mama! I’ve been using Pinterest for just over a year now. Last year a friend introduced it to me while I was on bed rest as an easy way to kill some time and browse creative ideas. It quickly becomes an addiction! Although I do my best not to use it as a simple time killer these days (spending time with those I love is priceless), I do use it for sparking creative ideas whether it be for fun crafts to do with my daughter, ways to spruce up my home on a budget, or even cleaning tips and tricks. What are your favorite Pinterest ideas? Have you actually DONE them? Well that’s our goal here – to actually do what we see on those boards and bring you our experiences, tips and tricks with creative pinned ideas.
I fell in love with this adorable little polar bear and instantly added him to my “Fun with Kids” board. The original pin lead to a dead link so I’ve linked to another well done tutorial here as well. I’ve made a few variations to my little friend.
Paper Plate Polar Bear Craft
- White paper plate (I used the back of one with pattern)
- Shaving cream
- White school glue
- Container to mix shaving cream puff paint (I used disposable paper cup)
- Round cosmetic pads
- Googly eyes
- Black construction paper (see alternative ideas below)
- Paint brush (see alternative ideas below)
- Cotton balls (optional)
- Mix equal parts shaving cream and white school glue into a cup and stir
- Apply the puff paint mixture over entire plate. We used a cheap paint brush but you could easily use a popsicle stick or even fingers for a great tactile experience.
- Add googly eyes and round make-up pads for ears.
- Cut circle from black construction paper and add for nose. You could of course use any black, round object for a nose. You could use egg cartons cut and painted, paper colored with marker, pom poms, or even an oreo cookie!
- I’ve seen most of these finished at this step but I thought it would be more fun to have a fuzzy polar bear so we pulled apart cotton balls and added some fur to our new friend.
Of course it takes some time for this to dry. I hope you and your little ones have as much fun making this as we did!