Popsicle Stick Arctic Animal Crafts

Transform a bundle of popsicle sticks into these super cute arctic animal crafts. These easy popsicle stick craft instructions don't tell you how to make just one arctic animal, there are instructions for making a moose, a polar bear, a penguin and a walrus! Ok so penguins don't actually live in the arctic, but they were too cute not to include in this collection of winter animal crafts.

Popsicle Stick Arctic Animal Crafts

Whilst learning about winter animals young children might like to colour in one or two of our printable arctic colouring pages.

Despite not being from the arctic one of my favourite winter animals has to be a penguin, they always look SOOO cute! We have made several penguin crafts that you might like to take a look at as well as lots of penguin-themed activities. Here are a few of our favourite:

Popsicle Stick Winter Animal Crafts

Arctic Animal Popsicle Stick Crafts

Arctic animal craft supplies:

  • Popsicle sticks (craft sticks)
  • Craft Foam, Light Brown, Dark Brown, Orange, White and Black
  • Ribbon, Red Checkered
  • Wiggle Eyes
  • Pom Poms, Small Black and Large Brown
  • Toothpicks
  • Craft Paint – White, Black, Light Brown and Dark Brown
  • Cardstock
  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors 
  • Permanent Marker

You will also need the printable arctic animal pattern which can be found at the bottom of the page.

How to make arctic animal crafts from popsicle sticks

Use the instructions below as a guide. Of course you can add extra details or use different craft supplies if you choose. You may want to make one arctic animal craft or you might want to make the whole collection!

STEP 1: Gather your supplies

Gather all your supplies and print out the arctic animal pattern available at the bottom of the page.

Arctic Animal Popsicle Stick Craft Supplies

STEP 2: Prepare popsicle sticks

Measure and cut out four rectangles from card, three-inches wide by five-inches long and attach each one to the back of five wooden craft sticks. Using a glue gun is the easiest way to do this as it dries fast, but if you younger children want to do this step you could use craft glue and wait for it to dry.

How to Make Arctic Animal Popsicle Stick Craft

STEP 3: Paint the popsicle sticks

Base coat the penguin with black craft paint, the polar bear with white craft paint, the moose with light brown craft paint and the walrus with dark brown craft paint. Once you have fully coated each set of popsicle sticks with paint set them aside to dry.

Arctic Animal Popsicle Stick Craft

STEP 4: Trace arctic animal pattern

Use the arctic animal pattern to cut out all the pieces needed to make your set of winter animals. Trace the shapes onto craft foam and cut them out with scissors.

Arctic Animal Craft Pattern

STEP 4: Finalise arctic animal crafts

Now it's time to put the animals together. Attach the features that you have cut out of foam and use the other craft supplies you have to make your arctic animals. More detailed instructions for each of the arctic animals can be found below.

arctic animal crafts

How to make a popsicle stick walrus craft

To make your walrus take the popsicle sticks that you painted dark brown and glue two large pom poms to the centre.  Glue a toothpick into the centre of each of these pom poms. Attach a small pom pom nose and then add wiggle eyes to complete your walrus.

Arctic Animal Walrus Craft

How to make a popsicle stick polar bear craft

To make this cute polar bear craft glue a white craft foam muzzle to the centre of the craft sticks that your painted white. Glue a small black pom pom to the top centre of the craft foam muzzle and draw on a mouth and dots with a permanent marker. Attach ears to the top of the polar bear and add wiggle eyes just above the muzzle.

Arctic Animal Polar Bear Craft

How to make a popsicle stick penguin craft

For the penguin attach a white craft foam chest to the craft sticks that your painted black and then layer on the beak, wings and wiggle eyes. Glue webbed feet to the back of the penguin.

Arctic Animal Penguin Craft

How to make a popsicle stick moose craft

The moose is made using the craft sticks that you painted light brown. Attach antlers to the back of the popsicle sticks at the top of the mooses head. Then layer on ears and wiggle eyes and glue nostrils to the bottom right and left of the moose.

Arctic Animal Moose Craft

That's it! Your popsicle stick arctic animal craft is now complete.  For some additional fun look up each of these arctic animals on the internet and make a list of fun facts about them.


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popsicle stick arctic animal pattern

popsicle stick winter animal craft for kids

This is such a fun popsicle stick craft for kids of all ages to get involved with. Younger children will love painting their own winter and arctic animals and can add the facial features with a little help and older children can take full ownership of this cute animal craft.

Easy popsicle stick crafts for kids. Arctic animal crafts.

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