Bear Crafts and Activities


Lovable Teddy Bear Plaque
The lovable teddy bear plaque makes a special gift.
The lovable teddy bear plaque makes a special gift.

The lovable teddy bear plaque is not only a fun bear craft project, it makes a wonderful gift. This fuzzy teddy framed with lace carries a special message for your favorite friend. Download the lovable teddy bear plaque template as a PDF to get started.

What You'll Need:

  • Glue stick
  • 41/2-inch square of foam board (or wood)
  • Fine-tip markers: dark blue, medium blue, green, red, yellow
  • 4 light blue poms: One 1-inch pom, one 3/4-inch pom and, two 1/2-inch poms
  • 4 dark blue poms, 1/2 inch each
  • 2 blue wiggly eyes
  • 1 tiny red pom
  • 1/2 yard ruffled lace trim
  • 6 inches ribbon

Tools:

  • Tracing paper
  • Transfer paper
  • Tape
  • Pencil
  • Cool-temp glue gun

How to make a lovable teddy bear plaque:

Step 1: Download and print the plaque pattern. Place the pattern on the foam board or wood plaque over the transfer paper and tape the papers down so they won't wiggle.

Step 2: Trace over the pattern with a pencil to transfer the lines onto your plaque. Remove tape and papers.

Step 3: Use the medium blue marker to draw the letters of the message. Add dots at the corners of the letters with the dark blue marker.

Step 4: Draw the flower stems with the green marker. Add red and yellow dot flowers.

Step 5: Glue the poms onto the plaque to create the teddy bear. Start with the body using a 1-inch pom and the head using a 3/4-inch pom. Add the arms and legs using dark blue 1/2-inch poms, and ears using light blue 1/2-inch poms. Finally, glue 2 wiggly eyes and the tiny red pom nose onto the head pom.

Step 6: Ask for adult help here. To add ruffled lace, apply glue to 3-inch lengths along the back edge of the plaque. Press lace into glue. Be very careful, even a cool-temp glue gun gets very hot. Continue gluing 3-inch sections until the lace is attached all around the plaque. Overlap the ends 1/2 inch and tack the lace ends together with a dot of glue.

Step 7: Glue a loop of ribbon on the top back of the plaque to make a hanger. If you've used a wooden plaque, hammer a thumbtack through the ribbons to help secure them.

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