Children will enjoy making a Father's Day paper craft instead of a card this year. They can print a message to dad on the back!
Tip 1: Glue the bear to the front of a folded over piece of construction paper or a doily to make a cute card.
Tip 2: Purchase fancy paper from the scrapbooking store and print the B&W version onto this for an extra fancy Bear.
Tip 3: Scotch tape a straw or popsicle stick to the bottom to make a puppet.
Tip 4: Glue a small piece of sandpaper on the back to make a felt board character
Tip 5: Add a little message like: I love
you 'bear-y' much, Dad!
- Print out the template of choice. You need both templates to make one bear.
- Color (if making the black and white craft).
- Cut out the template pieces. (The pieces on the template are at about the angle they will be on the finished craft.� That should help you sort out which pieces belong where).
- Glue pieces together:
- Glue the smaller oval (tummy) onto the large oval body.
- Add the arms and legs onto the body
- Glue on the head.
- Add the muzzle and eyes.
- Add the nose.
- Glue the necktie under the chin.
- Glue on the hat.
Option for mass-producing - young children: Print out the B&W template. Trace the pieces onto stiff cardboard (back of paper pads works well) or margarine/ice cream container lids. Cut out to make permanent templates. Allow the children to trace these permanent templates onto different colors of construction paper to make their bear.
- Close template window when done printing to return to this screen.
- Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).