Take the Polar Plunge
During these chilly winter months, the urge to stay inside with a nice, cozy craft can be stronger than ever. With that in mind, we’re excited to introduce you to this month’s newest cuddly project: adorable Felt Polar Bear Cubs! These too-cute standing and sitting stuffies are sure to add a touch of winter magic to your DIY felt animal collection. You can either incorporate these little guys into your handmade winter decor or add a jaunty scarf and gift them to someone in need of a cuddly friend.
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This project is perfect for intermediate crafters, so having some construction know-how is highly recommended. However, if you’re a beginner looking to challenge yourself, or just want to try something new — we encourage you to give this craft a try. Before you dive in, make sure to gather your tools and materials from our list to the right. When you’re ready, follow our step-by-step instructions to bring these precious arctic babies into your home.
Polar Bears, being Earth’s largest land carnivores, are perfectly adapted to harsh winter environments thanks to a thick layer of blubber and dense fur. Though our felt polar bear cubs are nowhere near as mighty, what they lack in size, they more than make up for in cuteness. To create these fuzzy bear cubs, we used a subtle tone-on-tone approach with our white and antique colored felt. If you’re feeling extra creative, why not craft a mama bear to go along with them? Just check out our Winter Bear Stuffie project and use the same felt colors to create a matching family of bears. Now, how winter wonderful is that?
Once you’ve finished crafting your felt polar bear pack, remember to share your winter-inspired masterpiece with us in our crafters’ community or give us a shout-out on Instagram with the hashtag #MadeWithLia.
Stitches used: blanket, whip, straight, and ladder.
- Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo 4 (optional)
- Detail Scissors
- Embroidery Needle
- Clover Applique Sewing Pins
- Stuffing Tool or Chopstick
- Needle Threader (optional)
- Lia Griffith Wool Blend Felt — White, Antique, and Black
- Embroidery Floss — DMC Snow White (B5200) and Black (310)
- Black Safety Eyes — 5mm
- Fabric Pen — Dritz Disappearing Ink
- Tacky Glue
- Polyester Fiber Fill — Lia Griffith Stuffie Puff
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