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Crafting with the Kiddos: Craft Stick Arctic Animals

I have to admit that I have become addicted to picking up craft supplies at the Dollar Tree, especially when I am crafting with the kiddos in my life.  There are always a ton of traditional materials and a great variety of holiday-themed supplies all at just one dollar each.  Plus there is always a Dollar Tree nearby.  Today we are making craft stick arctic animals, a Moose, a Polar Bear, a Penguin and a Walrus!

 

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How to Make Arctic Animals from Dollar Tree Craft Sticks

 

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Here’s what you will need to make Craft Stick Arctic Animals:

 

 

Here’s how to create Artic Animals from Craft Sticks:

 

STEP ONE

 

Gather all supplies and cover your work surface.

 

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Measure and cut four rectangles three-inches wide by five-inches long and attach each one to the back of five wooden craft sticks with the glue gun and glue sticks.  I always use a low temp glue gun when I’m crafting with the kiddos.

 

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STEP TWO

 

Basecoat Penguin with Lamp Black, Polar Bear with Titanium White, Moose with Raw Sienna, and Walrus with Dark Chocolate.  Set aside to dry and apply a second coat, if necessary.  I love using DecoArt® Americana Acrylics because they are richly pigmented, apply easily and rarely require a second coat.

 

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STEP THREE

 

Download, print and cut out CRAFT STICK ARCTIC ANIMALS PATTERNS.  Trace onto craft foam according to directions on the pattern sheet.  Cut out all patterns with scissors.

 

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STEP FOUR

 

For Walrus, glue a toothpick into the center of each large brown pom pom.  Attach pom pom nose and muzzle and then wiggle eyes to walrus with the glue gun and glue sticks.

 

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STEP FIVE

 

For Polar Bear, glue the small black pom pom to the top center of craft foam muzzle and draw mouth and dots with a permanent marker.  Attach ears to top right and left of polar bear and wiggle eyes just above muzzle.

 

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STEP SIX

 

For Penguin, attach craft foam chest and then layer on beak, wings and wiggle eyes.  Glue webbed feet to the back of the penguin.

 

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STEP SEVEN

 

For Moose, attach antlers to the back right and left and then layer on ears and wiggle eyes.  Glue nostrils to the bottom right and left of the moose.

 

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This is a fun activity to keep the kiddos busy with coloring, counting and motor skills.

 

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Make these super cute wooden craft stick arctic animals in just about 30 minutes!

 

 

For some additional fun (don’t tell the kids it’s educational) look up each animal on the internet and make a list of little known and/or strange facts!

 

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