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23 “Bear-y” Cute Bear Crafts for Kids of All Ages

Do your kids love bears? Do they have a teddy bear that they sleep with every night? If so, then they’ll love these 23 bear crafts and activities they can do for hours of fun!

The bear crafts below range from simple paintings to various paper crafts, and are organized from easiest to hardest.

23 Bear Crafts and Activities

1. Cute and Easy Paper Bear Craft

Difficulty Level: Toddler

This is a really easy paper bear craft for toddlers! Paper Crafts provides colored and black & white templates for this craft. Other materials needed are scissors, glue, a marker, and coloring materials (optional).

2. Handprint Bear Art

Handprint Bear Art

Photo credit: Learn Create Love

Difficulty Level: Toddler

With just their hands and some paint, kids can create this simple handprint bear art courtesy of Learn Create Love! Optional items include a black marker and a paintbrush, or kids can use their fingers to add additional features.

3. Footprint Bear Art

Footprint Bear Art

Photo credit: Fun Handprint Art

Difficulty Level: Toddler

Fun Handprint Art turns a kid’s footprint into a cute bear! What they’ll need is paint, a paintbrush, and markers. Optional materials include craft foam for the heart and glue to stick it on.

4. Paint Splat Bear Art

 Paint Splat Bear Art

Photo credit: Glued to My Craft

Difficulty Level: Toddler

Teach your kids symmetrical splat painting with this fun and easy bear art from Glued to My Craft. Grab cardstock, paint, scissors, glue, a black marker, and googly eyes for kids to make this paint splat bear art.

A grown up’s help may be needed when folding the paper in half!

5. Fuzzy Paper Plate Bear Craft

Fuzzy Paper Plate Bear Craft

Photo credit: What Can We Do with Paper and Glue

Difficulty Level: Toddler

Ellen from What Can We Do with Paper and Glue has an easy-to-do brown bear craft for toddlers.

To make this all kids need is paint, a plastic fork, a paintbrush, paper plates, glue, scissors, construction paper, and shaving cream.

6. Paper Plate Winnie the Pooh Craft

Paper Plate Winnie the Pooh Craft

Photo credit: The Go-To List

Difficulty Level: Preschooler

Winnie the Pooh is a well known bear from Disney, and kids can make him at home with this tutorial by The Go-To List.

The materials they’ll need are paper plates, colored construction paper, scissors, a black marker, paint, a paintbrush, glue, and a pencil.

7. Spoon Bear Craft

Spoon Bear Craft

Photo credit: Creative Family Fun

Difficulty Level: Preschooler

Have any spare plastic spoons from a recent birthday party? With a plastic spoon, glue, markers, a pipe cleaner, craft foam, googly eyes, and pom poms, kids can easily make this spoon bear craft from Creative Family Fun.

8. Paper Tearing Teddy Bear Craft

Paper Tearing Teddy Bear Craft

Photo credit: Crafty Morning

Difficulty Level: Preschooler

Forget the scissors and just let kids rip and tear through colored paper to make this really easy teddy bear craft. Additional materials are glue and a marker (for the facial features). It’s that easy!

9. Paper Bag Bear Mask

 Paper Bag Bear Mask

Photo credit: Toddler Approved

Difficulty Level: Preschooler

Kristina from Toddler Approved shows kids how to turn themselves into bears with this paper bag bear mask. All they need is a large paper bag, cardstock, paint, a paintbrush, and tape.

10. Paper Bag Puppet Bear Craft

Difficulty Level: Preschooler

Here’s another activity kids can do with paper bags. Logan’s Life shows kids how to make these paper bag bear puppets with your toddler using different sized paper bags, coloring materials, glue or tape, and googly eyes.

They also provide a template for the bear parts, but it comes with a price tag ($2).

11. Toilet Paper Roll Bear Craft

Toilet Paper Roll Bear Craft

Photo credit: Creative Family Fun

Difficulty Level: Preschooler

Reuse those empty toilet paper rolls for this bear craft from Creative Family Fun. In addition to this, kids will also need paint, construction paper, scissors, glue, googly eyes, and a black marker.

12. Paddington Bear Craft

Difficulty Level: Preschooler

Continuing the use of empty toilet paper rolls, here’s a neat little Paddington Bear craft, a character by British author Michael Bond.

Kids can make Paddington courtesy of Red Ted Art by using empty toilet paper rolls, scissors, glue, colored paper or felt, a black marker, and beads.

She also teaches kids how to make a simple suitcase out of an empty matchbox. How cool is that?

13. Care Bear Craft

Care Bear Craft

Photo credit: Easy Craft for Kids

Difficulty Level: Preschooler

Don’t throw those empty toilet paper rolls out just yet! Here’s another toilet paper roll bear craft from Easy Craft for Kids. All they need is colored paper, scissors, glue, googly eyes, a pencil, markers, and a ruler.

The good thing is, Easy Craft for Kids also provides a template!

14. Accordion Paper Bear Craft

Difficulty Level: Preschooler

The aptly named 123 Easy Paper Crafts teaches kids how to make this really easy paper bear craft using cardstock, scissors, glue, googly eyes, and a marker.

15. Paper Weaving Bear Craft Activity

Difficulty Level: Kindergartener or older

KROKOTAK shares a bear craft for older kids that involves paper weaving. All kids need is colored paper, scissors, glue, coloring materials, and the printable templates for the bear and its arms.

16. Melted Crayon Bear Craft

Melted Crayon Bear Craft

Photo credit: My Little Me

Difficulty Level: Kindergartener or older

Here’s a unique bear arts and craft idea from My Little Me. In the tutorial, they show kids how to melt brown and black crayons with a hairdryer. Paired with the free bear parts template, glue, scissors, and googly eyes, kids can make this lovely piece of bear art!

17. Pom Pom Bear Craft

Pom Pom Bear Craft

Photo credit: Easy Peasy and Fun

Difficulty Level: Kindergartener or older

Pom poms usually come small in size, but Easy Peasy and Fun shows kids how to make bigger ones with yarn.

After making the pom poms, kids can start putting together this bear craft with scissors, a glue gun, felt, googly eyes, and a black marker.

18. Pom Pom Teddy Bear Craft

Pom Pom Teddy Bear Craft

Difficulty Level: Kindergartener or older

Let your kids make their own tiny teddy bear craft with this video tutorial by Merry Craft. All they will need is yarn, scissors, an empty toilet paper roll, and a glue gun.

19. Teddy Bear Clock Craft

Teddy Bear Clock Craft

Photo credit: First Palette

Difficulty Level: Kindergartener or older

Kids will learn how to tell the time in no time with this teddy bear clock from First Palette. They’ll just need construction paper, glue, a hole puncher, scissors, crayons or paint, a pencil, and a round head fastener.

20. Foam Ball Teddy Bear Craft

Foam Ball Teddy Bear Craft

Photo credit: Dolled Up Design

Difficulty Level: Kindergartener or older

Kids can make a cute teddy bear craft out of foam balls thanks to this tutorial by Dolled Up Design! Aside from different sized foam balls, kids will need a glue gun, paint, and a paintbrush.

Kids can also glam their bears up with googly eyes, a ribbon, and markers!

21. String Bear Craft

String Bear Craft

Photo credit: The OT Toolbox

Difficulty Level: Kindergartener or older

String crafts are great for improving a child’s fine motor skills. The OT Toolbox has a relatively simple string bear craft for kids to make using twine, cardboard, scissors, googly eyes, a pom pom, glue, and tape.

22. Bear Head Origami

Difficulty Level: Kindergartener or older

From a small piece of paper, Origami 4ik shows kids how to make a cute bear head. Kids can also use markers to add facial features such as eyes, nose, and a mouth!

A grown up’s help might be required for some of the folds, though.

23. 3D Origami Bear

Difficulty Level: Kindergartener or older

Here’s a video tutorial from John Montroll on how to make a full 3D bear! Some of the folds might be too complicated, so I suggest a grown up help with those parts.

Bear Crafts for Kids

These 23 bear crafts are sure to be enjoyed by kids of all ages! They can do many different types of bear arts and crafts projects to learn and keep busy, or even just to gain a new bear companion.

Did your kids make any of these bear crafts? Which one was their favorite? Let me know in the comments below!

If your kids want even more bear crafts, then check out this article for some cool polar bear crafts they can do!

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