The books we read:
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle and The Three Snow Bears by Jan Brett.
What you'll need:
White colored pencil
Black construction paper
4-6 Cotton balls
Sheet of star stickers
A circle cut from white paper (I used the paper from the polar bear outline)
Polar bear outline from Making Learning Fun
Here's what I did:
Using the white colored pencil I drew a line on the black construction paper where I wanted the ground to be. I then cut out the polar bear outline I got from the Making Learning Fun website and traced it onto the black construction paper, making sure to trace the polar bear with his feet on the ground. I got this part ready while Liam napped.
I cut apart the cotton balls, because I didn't want the polar bear to look overly bulky. We ended up using six cotton balls to make the polar bear.
When Liam woke up we did our craft. I helped by squeezing glue inside the outline of the polar bear and later onto the ground where we wanted our snow to be. I also ended up having to help shake the salt shaker because it was giving us trouble.
Here's what Liam did:
Liam placed the cotton balls inside the polar bear outline and I helped with placement. The rest he was able to do on his own. He put glue on the back of the moon and put it in the sky, then added on the stars. I had him just use silver stars, but using a variety of colors might be a cool effect as well.
Then he shook salt onto the ground to represent the snow. I ended up having to help with this, because our salt shaker didn't want to let the salt out very well for some reason. Even I had trouble getting it to come out. Some very vigorous shaking occurred, which Liam thought was quite funny.
Our finished craft:
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