DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Heart Bear Paper Plate Craft

heart bear paper craftContributed by Kaitlyn Guenther

This is a really fun and adorable paper plate teddy bear craft that preschoolers and kindergarten kids can make to suite a Valentine's day theme or just for fun!

The simple heart shapes are a great way to improve those scissor skills as well.

Tip 1:  Include the message "I love you bear-y much!"

Tip 2:  Purchase fancy paper from the scrapbooking store and print the B&W version onto this for an extra fancy teddy bear.

Tip 3:  Cut out holes instead of eyes and scotch tape a straw or popsicle stick to the bottom to make a teddy bear mask.


Craft Instructions:

teddy bear paper plate craft instructionsGlue the mouth of the bear onto the bottom of the paper plate.

teddy bear paper plate craft instructionsGlue the heart shaped nose onto the mouth, just above the line.

teddy bear paper plate craft instructionsGlue the eyes above the nose and mouth.

teddy bear paper plate craft instructionsGlue the two ears onto the top corners of the paper plate.

teddy bear paper plate craft instructionsteddy bear paper plate craft instructionsYou can choose to glue the bowtie onto the bottom of the plate, below the mouth, or onto the top of the plate, between the ears.


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 and then glue their special pieces onto the paper plate.

Option for mass-producing - older children:  Omit the templates.  Let the children cut out heart shapes in various sizes from colored construction paper (show them how to fold paper in half and then cut to make a perfectly symmetrical heart).  Let the children create their own animals by putting together hearts of different sizes (you can pre-make a few example animals to give them some inspiration). This allows them to use their creativity!

Craft Templates:

Heart Bear template 1    (color)   or    (B&W)

Heart Bear template 2    (color)   or    (B&W)


Printable version of these instructions