Winter Animal Art


Polar Bear Art

Material Needed: White Construction Paper, pastel colored chalk, white paint, old toothbrush

Children begin by rubbing white paper with colored chalk (rub, not draw) fill the entire page. After the page is filled with color, take a tissue/paper towel and smear the colors so it is a very soft effect. Then have child glue on a polar bear shape. It should be just white with no added decorations. Then have child dip toothbrush in white paint and use fingers to splatter paint on to the colored paper and polar bear. The children might need help with this part depending on their age or motor skill development. This is a fun and simple art activity that ends up looking very beautiful.


Animal Tracks in the Snow: Have children make a fist. Paint child’s fist at the bottom. Child then makes prints on white paper (snow). Next, children dips finger tips in paint to add to top of fist prints. It will look like paw prints or tracks in the snow.


I cut out 4 or 5 winter animal shapes (polar bear, arctic fox, snow bunny etc.) placed the cutouts on blue construction paper and had the children splatter paint white paint over the cutouts. This left the outlines of the winter animals, surrounded by snow. My 2’s and 3’s loved this activity.


Art project

Cut out large polar bears and provide the children with white cotton balls and glue. Have them glue the cotton balls onto their bear and add a wiggly eye.


 

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  • Emily December 22, 2017 at 5:26 pm Reply

    I cut out Polars Bears, glue them onto light blue construction paper,then cut out again ~ leaving mid.size trim around edges (it gives a cool effect), then I mix shaving cream and glue together (equal parts).Allow kids to use their hands and smear mixture on polar bears ~ when it dries it’s like a puff paint. This is a great science,sensory project and I use the shaving cream/glue mixture on various other projects too….even adding food coloring for more effects !!

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