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Pom-Pom Polar Bears

Pom-pom bears

What you'll need

3 white chenille stems, a marker (1/2" diameter), scissors, craft glue, white pom-poms in various sizes (2", 1", 1/2"), 1/2" sparkly white pom-pom, mini black pom-poms, black marker

Make it:

ADULT

1. Legs: Cut 2 white chenille stems in half. Coil each around a marker until 5 coils high, remove coil, and trim off the excess. Glue legs to 2" white pom-pom.

2. Head: Cut a chenille stem in half. Twist it around the back third of the 1" white pom-pom. Coil the 2 ends to form ears. Glue the head to the body.

3. Face: Glue sparkly white pom-pom to the front lower section of head. Glue mini black pom-poms as eyes and nose.

4. Tail: Glue 1/2" white pom-pom for tail.

BABY

1. Body: Glue 4 1/2" white pom-poms to a 1" white pom-pom as the legs.

2. Ears: Cut a 3" piece of chenille stem; form it into a heart. Glue it in between the body and a 1/2" sparkly pom-pom.

3. Face: Glue sparkly white pom-pom to the front lower section of head. Glue mini black pom-poms as eyes and nose.

4. Tail: Glue a 1/2" piece of white chenille stem to serve as the tail.

Originally published in the December 2012 issue of Parents magazine.