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Friday, January 22, 2010

Frugal Valentine Bear Craft for Toddler

This is a fun craft you can make with your toddler. It uses materials easily found in your home.

•Light-Weight Cardboard (Cereal Box)
•Sand, Saw Dust, Coffee Grounds (one or all)
•Craft Glue
•Large Wiggle Eyes
•Item for Nose a pom-pom, button, or oval cut out of construction paper

Using the cardboard, cut out a bear head shape - don't forget the ears. You can also cut out a shape that looks like the whole bear! Using a Pencil, draw a few details on the cardboard bear; for example, if you cut out only a head, draw a oval where the nose and mouth would go, and draw small circles in the ears. If you are using a full bear body, draw a large oval where the belly would be, and you can also draw the details on the face as above. Use your imagination!

Once you have the various bear parts sketched on, you can start adding the textures. Start by painting in your various bear part with glue. Decide which texture (sand, saw dust, coffee grounds) you want on each part, and sprinkle that texture onto the glue. Only add the glue for one texture at a time. Let your bear dry.

Once all your textures are dry, add the wiggle eyes and a nose (). If you like, you can then use the material, ribbon, buttons, etc to add more details!

There is a great site for toddlers as well found on the blog A Mommy's Adventures


  1. Cute craft! I bet my kids would enjoy this. We've been watching Lily the Black Bear:

    Thanks for sharing :D

  2. That's cute. I'll have to remember that when my grandson gets a bit older.

    Boy Meets Girl in 55

  3. That's cute. And add Love Bears All Things. Would be a perfect craft for the kiddos. Thanks!

    here via Frugal Fridays

  4. great idea, I am going to have to try it. thank you for posting it. I am now following you from friday follows. have a great friday.

  5. Thank you very much for linking up to me!! The bear is a really cute idea!

  6. You can put a little elastic on the back of it and it can stay with them all the time on their wrist :o)

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  11. What a fun idea. My kids would love making one of those.


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