Put brown paint on child's foot and make a footprint on a piece of paper.
facing down, have child glue precut black ear shapes on either side of the heel.
glue black nose shape in the arch area. Finally, have the child glue eyes above the
paper, glue, and water is all it takes to make this adorable teddy bear.
Mix one cup of white glue with one cup of water in a small bucket or
Let each child wet his/her hands in the mixture and roll a piece of
tissue paper into
a softball sized ball for the bear's body. Coat the ball lightly
with the glue mixture
to help it keep its rounded shape. Make a medium sized ball for the bear's
four small balls for legs, two smaller balls for ears, and a tiny ball for
The balls can then be glued together appropriately. Let the children's
dry for a day or two, then let them paint them and add features.
Corduroy's Lost Button
gets a button to glue on paper and draw a picture
of where he or she thinks Corduroy's lost button is.
shapes out of brown construction paper. Let the children paint with the puffy
paint by squeezing the paint out of bottles. The paint will harden in a
Recipe: Flour - salt - water - Tempera Paint
Mix equal amounts of flour, salt and water. Add liquid tempera paint for color.
Pour mixture into squeeze bottles.
Teddy Bear Masks
A chance to role-play teddy bears will surely delight each of your
youngsters. To make a
teddy bear mask, cut out the center portion of a
paper plate. Draw two half-circles on the
center portion to represent
ears, and then cut on the resulting lines. Staple or glue the ear
to the outer rim of the paper plate, and paint the mask. After the paint
dries, paint the
inner portion of each ear pink and glue a craft stick to
the bottom of the paper plate. Then,
using an eyebrow pencil, draw
whiskers on each child's face and a triangular shape on
his nose. Have
little ones hold up the masks to their faces for "bear-y" nice teddies!
Glue, Water, Coffee Grounds, and Construction Paper
Have the children make bears with watered down glue.
sprinkle coffee grounds on them. Now you have great brown bears.
Tissue Paper, Cloth
Samples, or Construction Paper,
Wiggly Eyes , Poster Board or Construction Paper
Have the kids put the different colored tissue paper
(or alternatives) on the bear shaped
poster board however they want. You'll end up with multicolored
Teddy Bear Playdoh
We make brown playdoh
from scratch, using brown tempera to colorize.
The children help make and cook the playdoh.
Then we use bear cookie cutters and stamps to make teddy bears!
Cookie Cutter Bear Prints
Cookie cutters come in all sizes of
teddy bear shapes. Provide the children with an
assortment of cutters. Cover a foam meat tray with a layer of
Instruct the children to dip the cutter's edge into the paint and print
the various shapes on
plain paper. Let the children print on plain paper bags that can
later be used for holding gifts.
I make a blackline
master of a bear and then run him on paper;
I then let the children use brown, white, or black paint to paint with.
They simply dip their marshmallow in paint and press away!!
Button Teddy Bears
Cut out Bear shapes from white
construction paper. Have your child paint brown.
When dry, let them glue on buttons for eyes and the nose.
Coloring Bear Balloons
brown or white (polar bear) balloons. Have the children
use markers to paint
eyes, nose, and mouth on each balloon to make a bear face. You may want to
where the eyes are and then point out how the eyes and mouth are
This activity will help illustrate a
real bear's need for a lot of sleep in the winter.
Each child will need a small plastic foam or paper bowl, a medium brown
paint, tissue, and markers. Have each child tear away or cut a half
circle shape from
the edge of the bowl. He/She should turn the bowl upside down to
represent the cave
and use paint, markers, or torn tissue to color the cave and add details.
The pom pom
can be glued inside, at the back of the bowl, to represent the bear tucked
in his cave.
Simple bear shape (pre-cut for
Mix sugar and cinnamon together. Have older children cut
out bear shape
The children can place glue anywhere on the bear and add
cinnamon and sugar mixture
Glue sandpaper to tag board and then
cut out bear shapes. Give the children cinnamon
sticks and let them rub the sticks on the sandpaper. The bears will smell
Brown and white construction paper
Black marker or crayon
Cut circles of brown construction paper. You will
need one large circle for the body,
two small circles for paws, a medium circle for the head, two half circles
and two smaller half circles for ears. Show your
child how to glue the circles onto
white construction paper to form a bear. Your child can use a black marker
crayon to draw a face. You can also cut out small white circles to
place on the paws, ears, and tummy.