This stunning Arctic craft uses a bear paw print template. Children use watercolor, ink and oil pastel to create a beautiful winter scene of a polar bear and her cub. The second layer shows a seal hiding in it’s den, implying what the polar bear might be hunting for.
Ice Bear: The Arctic World of Polar Bears
This simple yet evocative book explores the polar bear s Arctic home and life cycle. Playful cubs, hungry boars, and intimidating sows Kazlowski’s photographs capture this fascinating species in all its beautiful and fearsome glory. More than 100 full-color images reveal the polar bear s world, as well as the entire Arctic landscape: rugged ice floes, magical aurora borealis, walruses, seals, Arctic foxes and rabbits, beluga whales, and a variety of birds including the snowy owl. Kazlowski also captures the Inuit people and their culture in which the polar bear plays a significant part.
Choose two oil pastels for the claws.and color them about half way up in a triangle shape
. Look at a seal online to see the markings. I imagined my seal was hiding out under the snow. Draw a seal pattern in the middle paws. Dots, circles etc
Color your seal. I used grey at the top, mustard yellow, white, then peach. A little bit of pink near his face.
Using watercolors add a little blue to your background.
Choose a variety of different blues, into purples, then light pink near the top.
While your watercolor is drying, take a black ink pen and color in the rest of your claws, leaving a small strip of white showing near the middle (This will make your claws pop out!)
You can decide to stop here if you like, it's really pretty as it is.
But it's absolutely stunning if you take the time to cut out and rearrange your shapes onto black construction paper.
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