Cardboard Tube Polar Bear

Cardboard Tube Polar Bear @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

As you already know from seeing most of my kid’s crafts here on the blog, I love to create with cardboard tubes. This little polar bear that I made for Spoonful is so cute and looks like he’s begging for a hug! I’ve made it easy by providing a printable pattern and by using paper instead of paint, less mess that way. International Polar Bear Day is coming up at the end of February, so be sure to add this to your crafting calendar!

Cardboard Tube Polar Bear @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

Download the free pattern here

cardboard tube polar bear steps

Cardboard Tube Polar Bear


  • 4-inch cardboard tube
  • 1 sheet white construction paper
  • Black marker
  • Pink crayon
  • 2 googly eyes
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • White craft glue
  1. Trim the white construction paper to fit around the cardboard tube. Use a glue stick to cover the cardboard tube with white construction paper.
  2. Using the pattern provided cut out paws from white construction paper and color in the paw pads with a black marker.
  3. Use glue stick to attach the paws to the front of the cardboard tube.
  4. Color in the nose pattern with black marker and glue it to the cardboard tube. Use a pink crayon to add rosy cheeks. Glue the googly eyes to the bear and use a marker to add a smile and eyebrows.
  5. Cut the ears from white construction paper and glue to the inside of the cardboard tube.
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You can use ordinary white copy/printer paper for this instead of construction paper. Construction paper is thicker and not as translucent, so it will cover the dark cardboard tube better.

I originally made this project for Spoonful. Spoonful has since closed and the instructions were taken down. I am putting the instructions here until such time that Spoonful projects are redirected to a new home. At that time I will remove the instructions and link directly to the project on their site. 


  1. Linda Ziepke says

    I do a in home christian day care and I will be doing a church story time. I like your ideas. Thank you for sharing. I can use all of them.
    Linda Ziepke


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