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
- Tracing paper
- Transfer paper
- 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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