DIY Valentine’s Day Craft – Tabletop Teddy Bear
There’s no denying how cute teddy bears can be. They come in all different shapes, sizes and colors. This craft tutorial will show you how to make a decorative Valentine teddy bear. This is a tabletop bear that can be made by anyone, including children as well as crafters. It involves upcycling an item found in everyone’s home, so it is a great reminder of how we can reuse products. The finished craft will make a great gift to your loved one, suitable for display in the home or office. Let’s get started!
These are the materials you will need for this craft.
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- empty toilet paper roll
- brown, red and beige construction paper
- lead pencil
- hot glue gun and glue sticks
- black pen
Step 1. Wrap the toilet paper roll with brown construction board.
Step 2. Draw a half-body bear on the remaining piece of brown construction board. This should include the head, the torso, and the big circular ears.
Step 3. Cut the brown bear figure.
Step 4. Cut a medium-sized oblong from the beige construction board. Glue the oblong on a landscape orientation at the lower middle part of the bear’s face. This is the bear’s snout.
Step 5. Cut a small heart shape. Glue this on the topmost area of the bear’s snout. This is the bear’s nose.
Step 6. Cut two small circles from the beige construction board and glue this on top of the bear’s snout. This will serve as the bear’s eyes.
Step 7. Add some details on the face of the bear. Use a black pen to draw the mouth, the eyeballs, and other details.
Step 8. Cut two medium-sized hearts from the red construction board and glue it on the middle body of the ears.
Step 9. Cut a medium-sized red bow and glue a small beige oblong in the middle of it. Hot glue the red bow on the neck of the bear, just below the bear’s head.
Step 10. Hot glue the bear on the toilet paper roll. Make sure that the toilet paper roll is placed on the middle body of the bear.
Step 11. Cut a big red heart from the board.
Step 12. Hot glue the heart in the front face of the toilet paper roll. This is opposite to the body of the bear.
Step 13. Cut a pair of arms with hands on the brown construction board.
Step 14. Glue the arms on the sides of the bear’s body hugging the toilet paper roll together with the red heart in front.
Step 15. Write your lovely message to your loved one on the big red heart.
You’re finished! This cute tabletop Valentine bear is now ready for gifting!