With winter in full force, it’s a perfect time to celebrate polar animals! We’ve got a cozy ornament craft with a splash of learning too.
We’re excited to share two new printables we’ve designed for you: a polar animals reversible ornament PLUS a polar animals learning sheet!
It’s a great way to have some crafty fun while celebrating the animals of the North & South Poles! Plus, kids can learn which animals live in each pole — something that is often times mixed up.
The hand-drawn illustrations come from our near-and-dear children’s book Zale’s Tales: The Ocean Seeker, where Zale and his friends play hide-and-seek around the globe’s ocean, magically changing into real sea creatures.
(If you haven’t read it yet, you’re missing some epic fun and stellar sea animals. It would make a fabulous Christmas gift & family adventure to go along with this craft! Click here to purchase on Amazon.)
The ornament printable is incredibly versatile and simple: you can Mod Podge it to cardboard, wood, or metal. Or even a jar lid!
To make it:
- Print this file on cardstock or regular paper (we used cardstock)
- Cut out ornaments
- Brush on some Mod Podge (the back first to attach to ornament base, then the front)
- Once dry, decorate to your heart’s content with ribbon, sequins, glitter, or pom-poms
You can make it double sided, or two separate ornaments.
Tip: Use wax paper as a work surface to prevent sticking.
While you’re waiting for it to dry, it’s a great time to learn about these spectacular animals! We’ve made a fun learning sheet for kids to learn the animal names and where their homes are.
Click here or the image below for a pdf printable. To check the answers, just look at the ornament. (North Pole: polar bears, narwhal, harp seal; South Pole: leopard seal & penguins)
We hope you enjoy the cozy craft and celebration of polar animals!
P.S. – Want more ornament printables? We’ve also made a Winter Ocean Wonderland printable ornament! (Click here.)