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Bear Craft Activities

In the last blog article we listed some Fun Facts about bears.  We also had a free download of a bear coloring page for the kids (or you) to color.  In this blog we want to share some of our favorite craft activities that we found on the web that are simple and fun to do.  There was so much to choose from – it was hard to make a decision!

This Fuzzy Brown Bear Craft is so cute!  And as a bonus, What We Can Do With Paper and Glue gives the recipe on how to make the “puffy paint” for crafts that need texture.  There are quite a few materials involved but the end result is sure worth it!  The paint is made from white school glue, shaving cream and acrylic paints so it takes about an hour for the finished bear to dry.  She used white, yellow, red and blue paint to make the brown – a learning experience on how to mix and make colors.


We have a brown bear, now it’s time for a polar bear.  This Arctic Animal for Kids: Polar Bear Craft doesn’t require as much time and materials as the brown bear but is just as cute.  We found this easy craft at A Dab of Glue Will Do.   She gives the great idea of having little ones rip the tissue paper as a way to strengthen fingers for future writing.


This craft is perfect for toddlers!  Painting with a pom pom is perfect for developing fine motor skills and fun!  Adding a mouth and nose from black paper and then fun googly eyes completes the picture.  We found this Pom Pom Printed Polar Bear Craft at Crafts on Sea.


This Kids Bear Craft Using a Fork makes me smile every time I look at it.  What makes it so unique is that it is made painting with a fork!  Adding the ribbon bow is just too cute!  While you are at Crafty Morning check out her other fork painting ideas.


I thought this was such a good craft to add even though there aren’t any directions included.  I like the idea of having little ones tear paper into small squares and then glue them inside the shape of the bear.  What a great way to help develop all of those fine motor skills.  Found this at Lugezi.com


Have some spare paper lunch bags laying around? Then get ready to turn them into some bear puppets. Use our free bear paper bag puppet pattern designed by The Tucson Puppet Lady herself!  It’s a great activity for the kids to color, cut out, glue and then play with.

Need a puppet with a moving mouth and makes expressions?  We’ve got the pattern!

And if you are really bitten by the craft bug, you can use our Bear Puppet Sewing Pattern to make your own puppet. It is available as a digital download so you can start sewing immediately. We recommend using fleece and felt fabrics because they are inexpensive and readily available from craft stores. Customers tell us how easy our step by step patterns (with lots of pictures) are to follow especially after watching the video tutorials.  In fact you can watch our free video tutorial on how to sew the bear puppet right now!

What our customers are saying:

“I love her patterns.  Pattern well written and easy to follow.”

“I love how the puppet turned out.  Please keep the patterns coming!”

NEXT BLOG FEATURES BOOKS AND FREE PUPPET PATTERN

In our next blog, we’ll be sharing a few books which feature bears that preschoolers (and older kids) enjoy. The books range from fact to fiction. We’ll also have a free pattern download for a free bear hand puppet. You don’t even have to know how to sew, the whole puppet can be made using a hot glue gun. Stay tuned to our blog to get your free download.