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November 17, 2023

How to make a paper polar bear and a wintery snowman decoration for your Christmas Tree.

At Goldfinch we are constantly playing with paper, cutting and folding to create simple tutorials for you to do at home. 

In this tutorial, developed by Goldfinch for the Barbican Christmas Family Club Video Series, learn how to make a wintery snowman and polar bear, inspired the books of Raymond Briggs, in our festive December workshop. Created by Goldfinch Create and Play.

This is a simple craft activity that the whole family can get involved in and all you’ll need is a plate, white card, scissors, glue stick and a pencil. 

Watch the video below and follow the step by step instructions to make your own polar bear Christmas tree decoration.

What you will need and step by step instructions.

Watch the video or follow these step by step instructions: 

You will need.

  • 2 round household objects to draw circles, one large and one smaller. We used masking tape and washi tape; you could use a bowl and a plate.
  • Black marker
  • Eraser
  • Black Crayon
  • A4 white card
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • String
 
 

 

 

Step 1  – BEAR TEMPLATE

We’ll begin by drawing our bear template. To do this you need to draw two circles, one large and one small. Space them so that you can join a neck between the two. Then add a triangle to the small circle and round off to make your nose shape.  

Step 2  – CIRCLES

So not it’s time to build the 3D paper body. To do this, you’ll need to draw eight circles with your large circle and cut them out

Next you’ll need to draw eight heads (use your bear template to trace) and cut them out. Add a black mark on all eight heads to indicate the nose, and shade with a black crayon.

Step 3 – FOLD

Fold all eight large circles in half and then fold all eight heads in half.

Step 4 – GLUE

Glue 4 large circles together and then glue the other 4 circles together. Glue 4 heads together and then glue the other 4 heads together.

Step 5 – ASSEMBLE

To assemble your polar bear, simply glue the large circles to either side of the template. Do the same with the head. Finally add legs, tail, and ears by cutting these shapes from your white card. Use your black marker to draw eyes.

Step 6 – HANG

Pop a hole through the top and hang your polar bear Christmas decoration onto your tree!

Watch the video below and follow the step by step instructions to make your own festive snowman Christmas tree decoration.

What you will need and step by step instructions.

Watch the video or follow these step by step instructions: 

You will need.

  • 2 round household objects to draw circles, one large and one smaller. We used masking tape and washi tape; you could use a bowl and a plate.
  • Black marker
  • Eraser
  • Orange crayon
  • A4 white card
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • String
  • Green ribbon
 
 

 

Step 1  – SNOWMAN TEMPLATE

So let’s start by drawing your snowman’s body as a template. To do this you need to draw two circles, small at the top, large below. Then add your flying snowmans arms and legs. 

Step 2  – CIRCLES

Draw eight circles with your large circle and cut them out, then do the same, by drawing eight small circles for the head and cut them out. 

Step 3 – FOLD

Fold all eight large and small circles in half. 

Step 4 – GLUE

Glue 4 large circles together and then glue the other 4 circles together. Glue 4 small circles together and again,  glue the other 4 together.

Step 5 – ASSEMBLE

To finish your snowman, glue the large circles to either side of the template on the snowman’s body. Do the same with the head. Add black marker for eyes and smiling mouth. Use and orange crayon to draw his nose. 

Step 6 – HANG

Finally, pop a hole through the top and string the snowman to your Christmas tree! We’ve popped a green ribbon around his neck, just like the Raymond Briggs Snowman’s scarf.

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