10 Arctic Animal Crafts & Activities for Kids

Arctic animals are nothing short of remarkable. They have developed all kinds of marvelous adaptations to survive the frigid temperatures and harsh winds that the Arctic tundra is well known for. Some of these unique creatures have small extremities for heat efficiency, while others might have layers of body fat for insulation. Other adaptations include things like specialized winter coats to keep warm or an exceptional sense of smell to detect prey from far away. To help your kiddo learn more about this amazing group of wildlife, we’ve put together this DIY list of Arctic animal themed crafts, activities, and science experiments. We’ve got an Arctic sensory snow bin to dig through, an adorable Arctic fox made from a paper plate, a STEM experiment all about blubber, an easily upcycled egg carton penguin, and much more.

Arctic Animal Crafts and Activities

  • Visual aid of how to complete Egg Carton Penguin

    Who knew an egg carton could be turned into something so adorable? These Egg Carton penguins are a great indoor project for a chilly winter’s day. In addition to the egg cartoon, for this simple craft you’ll need some paint (white and black), paintbrushes, glue, wiggle eyes, and orange felt. Most eggcelent!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Shaving Cream Polar Bear

    This Shaving Cream Polar Bear is a sensory activity and an animal-inspired craft, so needless to say it’s totally awesome. Your kid will absolutely love making their fluffy new polar bear friend.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Pinecone Snow Owl

    These Pinecone Snow Owls are a real hoot. This adorable nature-themed DIY celebrates our snow owl friends and the great outdoors. What a great opportunity to bring a touch of the outdoors inside! They also make for a darling addition to your winter decor; they’re just perfect nestled up on your mantle or perched on the windowsill.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Paper Walrus by iHeartCraftyThings

    This homemade craft has different textures and an awesome dimensional effect. If your kiddo is interested in origami or learning how to make 3D art this is a great one to get curious with. We just love its yarn whiskers, popsicle stick tusks, and wiggle eyes!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Arctic Animal Yoga by Pink Oatmeal

    If you’re looking to get your kid off the couch and moving this one is for you. Introducing… Arctic Animal Yoga! There are many yoga poses already inspired by animals, so our friends at Pink Oatmeal got creative and put an arctic animal twist on some favorite yoga poses. Cobra Pose is now Walrus Pose, Downward Dog is Husky Pose, Lion Pose is now Lemming Pose, etc! 

  • Visual aid of how to complete Arctic Puffin Card by Simple Everyday Mom

    Another easy winter time art activity for the win! This puffin card craft is a fantastic indoor project to do with your child on a cold winter’s day or as a playdate activity when your little one has a friend over. When they’ve finished their masterpiece they can use it as a card or hang up this amazing seabird on the fridge!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Arctic Sensory Exploration by Fun with Mama

    Sensory play is an awesome way to encourage your kiddo’s natural inclination to engage with their senses as they explore, create, and investigate. It’s not only a fun way to play, but also a great opportunity to  develop language skills, grow fine motor skills, and start to learn how to regulate their emotions. This arctic snow exploration bin also inspires imaginative play as well, which is incredibly important as well!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Paper Plate Arctic Fox by iHeartCraftyThings

    If you have some white paper plates tucked away somewhere in this kitchen, get ready to pull them out! This is going to be a white Arctic fox for wintertime, but arctic foxes actually change color throughout the year.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Rocking Beluga Whale by The Joy of Sharing

    Don’t put those paper plates away just yet- we’ve got another paper plate craft for you! Rocking paper plate crafts are such a joyful way to set your art in motion. All you’ll need to make this creation is a paper plate, wiggle eyes, crayons, a black marker, and a pair of scissors. Cute and quick!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Blubber Experiment by Little Bins for Little Hands

    Here’s an ocean science experiment about blubber to wrap up this playful list of art crafts and activities about Arctic animals! Who knew fat molecules can be so much fun?!

Get inspired!