© by Leanne Guenther
Care Bear - Cheer Bear
|Time Required:||3 hours|
|Materials Required:||Pink hooded sweatshirt and sweatpants. If you can't find a hooded sweatshirt, you can use a sweater and headband or cap.
White felt for tummy.
red, orange, yellow, green and blue fabric paint, felt or applique for rainbow
Small scrap of red felt for heart on backside.
pink craft foam or cardboard and felt for ears.
pink yarn for hair.
pink mittens or socks for hands
Face makeup (store bought or home made)
|Directions:||http://www.care-bears.com/about/cheer.html has images of the carebears so you know what Cheer Luck bear looks like (including the rainbow on his tummy and the shade of pink he is.
Cut white felt in a large circle and hot glue or hand stitch to the tummy of the sweatshirt (hand stitching can be removed easily so the sweatsuit can be used for regular wear)
Cut felt and glue or use fabric paint to design a rainbow across the center of the white felt.
Cut a small red heart from felt and glue or stitch it to the backside (like a little heart tattoo)
Cut rounded ear shapes (half circles) from felt or fabric foam. If using felt, you'll want to sandwich a piece of cardboard in between two pieces of felt for each ear so they're sturdy. Hot glue or stitch them to the hood part of the sweater (again, stitching can be removed easily so you can use the sweater for normal wear)
Make a small tuft of hair on top of the hood with some yarn (just stitch pieces through and tie... they'll be easy to snip off afterward if you wish to reuse the sweatsuit). (The same thing could be done with a hood or headband)
Wear socks or mittens on hands.
OPTIONAL: Paint face a slightly lighter color than the sweatsuit. Add some freckles and a heart on the nose.