Looking for some cool Arctic animal craft ideas for your kids?
Look no further than the 30+ Arctic animal crafts below featuring polar bears, orcas, walruses, Arctic foxes, snowy owls, narwhals, puffins, caribou, harp seals and beluga whales.
These kid friendly Arctic animal crafts utilize a variety of craft supplies, so you are sure to find something your kids will love!
Polar Bear crafts
Polar bears are, perhaps, the most quintessential of the Arctic animals. These apex predators will eat just about anything it can catch. Due to increasing loss of sea ice in the Arctic, polar bears are considered vulnerable to endangerment.
Polar bear mask from I Heart Crafty Things
Polar bear on ice from Crafty Morning
Polar bear corner bookmark from Red Ted Art
Torn paper polar bear from Easy Peasy and Fun
Black and white polar bear from Gift of Curiosity
Newspaper polar bear from I Heart Crafty Things
Puffy paint polar bear from Easy Preschool
Polar bear bookmark from Creative Family Fun
Cotton ball polar bear from Fireflies and Mudpies
Paper plate and cotton ball polar bear from Crafts on Sea
Orcas are apex predators at the top of the marine food web. Humans are the only animal that hunts and kills orcas. These animals are sometimes known as killer whales.
Paper plate orca from Crafts on Sea
Handprint orca from Beadreaming Lampwork
Black paper orca from Tippytoe Crafts
Seedling container orca craft from The OT Toolbox
Orca papercraft from Papercraft Printable
Walruses are known for their long tusks, which are actually canine teeth that grow to 3 feet (1 meter) in length. Walruses use their tusks for many purposes, including poking breathing holes in the ice and pulling themselves up out of the water.
Paper plate walrus from Crafts on Sea
Handprint walrus from Red Ted Art
Paper plate walrus from My Mommy Style
Cupcake liner walrus from I Heart Crafty Things
Footprint walrus craft from The Pinterested Parent
Arctic fox crafts
Arctic foxes are found throughout the Arctic tundra, changing the color of their coats from white in the winter to bluish grey in the summer for year-round camouflage.
Paper plate Arctic fox from I Heart Crafty Things
Arctic fox camouflage craft from Creative Family Fun
Arctic fox paper fan from Mr. Printables
Snowy owl crafts
Snowy owls are active at all hours of the day and night. They fly low to the ground searching for rodents, rabbits, or smaller birds to feed on. Their excellent eyesight, keen sense of smell, and sharp talons help them to find and capture their prey.
Paper plate snowy owl from Simply Today Life
Foam cup snowy owl from I Heart Crafty Things
Painted snowy owls from Tippytoe Crafts
Snowy owl collage from Arty Crafty Kids
Narwhals are often called “unicorns of the sea,” for the long tusks protruding from their heads.
Clay narwhal from Buggy and Buddy
Egg carton narwhal from Schooling a Monkey
Narwhal scissor skills craft from The OT Toolbox
Puffins are known for their bright orange bills, but in wintertime their bills actually turn a dull grey color. Puffins are both fantastic flyers and great swimmers.
Printable puffin craft from Learn Create Love
Puffin masks from Creative Family Fun
Paper plate puffin from Danielle’s Place
Did you know that caribou and reindeer are actually the same species of animal? That’s right, both are Rangifer tarandus, with caribous found above the tree-line in Arctic North America and Greenland and reindeer coming from northern Eurasia.
Printable caribou craft from Learn Create Love
3D paper reindeer from Easy Peasy and Fun
Burlap reindeer ornament from The Resourceful Mama
Harp seal crafts
Harp seals live in colonies in the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans. They spend most of their lives at sea, but do spend some time on packed ice and land.
Origami harp seal from Happy Folding
Harp seal sock animals from Tippytoe Crafts
Beluga whale crafts
Beluga whales are characterized by their light skin color and the large bulge (called a “melon”) on their foreheads.
Printable beluga whale craft from Learn Create Love
More Arctic learning resources
More Arctic animals posts from Gift of Curiosity:
- 9 Arctic animals learning activities
- Arctic animal videos
- Arctic Animals Printables Pack
- Arctic animals camouflage activity
- Where Arctic animals live activity and printable
- Arctic ice sensory play
- Build an igloo
- Blubber experiment to show how animals stay warm
- Arctic animals do-a-dot printables
- Arctic animals Bingo