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A quick craft brought to you with the help of a Twinkl resource is this cotton wool polar bear we made on our 'polar bear day' I had intended to draw a polar bear, but as drawing is not one of my strengths I had a little look on Twinkl and look what I found!  This A4 polar bear printable was actually in the same download as the mini polar bears I used for our polar bear hunt.  This printable is free from Twinkl, you do need to register to download but you do not need to buy one of the membership packages for this activity.  There are lots of other free resources so have a look round while you are there!


Along with our polar bears I also printed off an artic matching game, which T and I did together, I read the word and T matched the picture.

Supplies needed for this project
Polar bear picture
Cotton wool balls
Glue


First we shredded the cotton wool, apologies for our 'designer' art mat, we cleaned the paint rollers on it and it actually looks kinda fab!  

TOP TIP!: these disposable paper table cloths are tesco value, they are really cheap and great for clean-up, we've started to use them all time time now!


TOP TIP!: Look out for things you can recycle as tools for your artwork, this brush is from a hair colour kit, we now use it for gluing, T finds it really easy to spread with a brush with this angle.



T soon got started and did a sterling job keeping within the lines, he also learned fast that he needed to glue the cotton wool on quickly before the glue dried and that he needed to do little patches at a time!  It really surprised me how much more precise he is now with a brush.

Twinkl have kindly given us a free Platinum membership to use in our activities, to find out more see this post or visit Twinkl.co.uk

This post is this weeks link for #toddlerapprovedtueaday 
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17 comments :

  1. great idea and i love playing with cotton wool #toddlerapprovedtuesday

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    1. ha ha me too! luckily T does too especially shredding it up :)

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  2. Great idea :) will have to try this one, maybe not for a few more months though xx

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    1. You could do woolly sheep maybe if you are having to wait a couple of months x

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  3. Ah this is such a great idea, and so cute, a great activity for a rainy day x

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    1. Thank you, yes it would be perfect and not special supplies needed :) x

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  4. I still keep meaning to post our disaster when we tried this activity! T's has turned out great :-)

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    1. Thank you, oh yes we'd love to see. We all know that sometimes these things don't turn out as expected x

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  5. Great idea...put as you know my irrational fear of cotton wool will definitely keep me away from this activity!

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    1. ha ha I think of you every time I see cotton wool ;) x

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  6. I love this & so simple!! What a great idea xx

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  7. we did exactly the same activity at playgroup this week - it's fab x

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    1. Aw did you, I expect it's a great activity for lots of children. thank you x

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  8. This looks great! We made snowmen at Christmas time but I like this idea too! Thanks for sharing and linking up with #sundaystars Jess x

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