Following on from our We’re Going on a Bear Hunt Tuff Tray last week my Little Tots did a fab job at creating these Paper Plate Bears today.
This simple bear craft also ties in with a fun blog hop hosted by Blue Bear Wood where bloggers are sharing animal crafts based on collective nouns throughout March.
The collective noun for bears is a sloth or sleuth which I definitely did not know so had to look it up using this list from Wikipedia.
You will need:
- Paper plates
- Brown tissue paper
- Googly eyes
- Brown card
- Black or brown pom poms
- Black or brown pipe cleaners
- Glue stick
Firstly the Little Tots helped to tear and cut up the tissue paper into rough square shapes, this was a great way to practice scissor skills as it cuts so easily.
Next I cut out some ear shapes from another plate and they stuck them on with the glue and then coverd the whole lot with more glue.
Working those fine motor skills they then covered the plates including the ears in the brown tissue paper until they were happy they had done enough.
I cut out a circle from the brown card which they then stuck on to the plate along with the pom pom and pipe cleaners (I had already folded over the sharp ends).
Finally they added the googly eyes and then waited for them to dry.
If you’ve ever tried to glue pom poms and pipe cleaners before you’ll know they don’t stay put with regular glue. So once they had deiced where they went I used my glue gun to secure them being careful not to correct their work.
I am so amazed at what an amazing job they did placing the nose and eyes in the right place. Once fully dried they ran round pretending to be bears and growling extremely loudly!
And because they love bears so much we’ve also made these cute Bear Paw Cookies which were a huge hit!
We also have lots more paper plate crafts that are suitable for toddlers and preschoolers.
Don’t forget to check out what my lovely co-hosts have come up and you might even learn a new creative noun you didn’t know (I certainly have). Yesterday Kids Craft Room shared this pride of lions Handprint and Paper Plate Lion and Look We’re Learning have created these fun Coffee Filter Turtles.