Tools & Other Supplies Needed
Heavyweight Printer Paper (for printing pattern pieces)
White Acrylic Paint
Art Paintbrushes for applying paint and glue
White Marker or Crayon
Fine Point Black Marker
Rhinestone Applicator or Tweezers
Techniques to Know
Tracing & Gluing
1. Print and cut out patterns on heavyweight printing paper.
2. Trace the polar bear head, front body, and back body onto the back of a sheet of adhesive back white felt. Cut out the shapes. Set aside.
3. Trace the polar bear inside ears and nose onto the back of a sheet of adhesive back black felt. Cut out the shapes. Remove adhesive backing and press onto polar bear head. Use fine point black marker to complete drawing in the nose on the polar bear to head. Set aside.
4. Form the 3-D strips into loops. Tacky glue the overlapped ends together. Set aside.
5. Trace igloo onto back side of a piece of bubble wrap and cut out. Turn the bubble wrap over. Use a paintbrush to dab white paint onto each bubble of the igloo. Press the painted bubble wrap down near the bottom of the royal blue foam sheet to make an igloo print. Carefully lift the bubble wrap off the foam sheet. Touch up any missing bubble prints with the paint and paintbrush. Allow the paint to dry.
6. Place the igloo pattern over the painted igloo and trace around the pattern with white marker or crayon.
7. Cut a strip of white glitter foam snow to fit across the bottom of the royal blue foam sheet and the very bottom of the painted igloo. Use tacky glue to glue it onto the base of the blue foam sheet. Allow glue to dry.
8. Remove adhesive backing and press the back side of the polar bear body (from step 2) near the bottom of the back side of the igloo.
9. Position the front side of the polar bear body (from step 2) over the back side of the polar bear’s body. Tacky glue two loops (from step 4) onto the back side of the body. Tacky glue the top of those loops to the back of the front side of the polar bear’s body. (The front side of the polar bear will be slightly lifted off the back side.)
10. Position the head of the polar bear (from step 3) over the front side of the body. Tacky glue the last paper loop (from step 4) to the front side of the body. Tacky glue the top of that loop to the back side of the polar bear’s head. (The head will be slightly lifted off the body of the polar bear.)
11. Use paint brush to place dots of glue in the sky and on the snow strip. Use crystal applicator tool or tweezers to place sequins (snow) onto the dots of glue. Allow glue to dry.
Explore your creative impulses with these round sequins in a shimmering green color. Sequins allow you to dress up everything from costumes to invitations and everything in between. There are approximately 1,600 pieces per container.