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Easy Bear Craft For Kids [FREE Template]

This bear craft for kids is one of the easiest projects to make!

If you have young kids at home (or work with little kids), we’re certain you’ve read the book, We’re Going On A Bear Hunt.

It’s a classic book and it’s so much fun for kids to listen to and reenact at home!

We’ve created this simple paper bear craft to go along with this or any other bear book. You can also use it for a B is for Bear craft, for forest animal units, or any other time you’d like.

We’ve made tons of animal crafts for kids and this one just might be our new favorite!

Whether you’re making it with your kids at home, at the library, or in the classroom, we’re trying to keep it easy.

To help with that we’ve also included a free printable template, so be sure to enter your email in the form at the end of this page to get your copy!

Read on below or watch our quick video tutorial to see how we made this paper bear craft.

Also, browse through all of our camping activities for kids.

closeup image of dark brown and light brown bear paper craft

Preschool Bear Craft

Supplies

  • Cardstock or construction paper
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • .75″ circle punch (optional)
  • Bear template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Directions

Download the printable bear template, print, and cut out the template.

hands holding bear craft template

Glue the bear’s muzzle to the middle of the head, then glue the nose to the top of the printed mouth.

hands gluing on muzzle area to bear head
hands gluing on nose to muzzle area of bear head

Place the bear’s eyes on either side of the muzzle area, near the top of the head.

hands gluing on eye to bear head

Use scissors or a 3/4″ circle punch to cut out two small circles for the bear’s cheeks. Glue these just below the eyes on both sides.

hands gluing on cheek to paper bear head

Glue the bear’s head to the top of the bear’s body.

hands gluing on paper bear head to bear body

Create the bear’s ears by gluing the inner ear to the center of the outer ears. Next, glue the completed ears to the back of the bear’s head.

hands gluing on inner ear to outer ear of bear
hands gluing on completed ear to back of paper bear head

Can you believe how simple this paper bear craft is?! It’s perfect for little kids who love to craft!

Camping Unit Study Ideas

If you want to take this bear craft and turn it into a fun little week-long forest animal camp, we’ve got some great ideas for you! Read on below for our favorite ideas.

Camping Children’s Books

Books are a great way to get even further into a theme! On top of that, reading to kids helps them develop a stronger vocabulary and helps them learn to focus. It’s a win-win situation!

Below are some of the top camping-themed books for kids.

The Little Book of Camping- Teach young kids all about what goes into camping with this cute and simple book!

Pete the Cat Goes Camping- This book is great for little readers who love Pete the Cat. Read it before going camping to get the kids excited for their trip!

A Campfire Tail- This sweet book is a great way to talk to kids about empathy and friendship. Kids love the fun illustrations and storyline.

Kids’ Camping Crafts

You know, we think crafts are great for kids because they help to develop fine motor skills, creative thinking, and problem-solving. And kids love them!

Fine motor skills are important for tasks like writing and using scissors. By doing crafts that require picking up small objects or using delicate movements, kids can help to strengthen their hand muscles and improve their coordination.

Crafts also give kids a chance to be creative and use their imaginations. Whether it’s coming up with a new design for a paper airplane or painting a picture, crafting is a great way for kids to express themselves.

Finally, crafting can also help kids learn to solve problems. If a project isn’t turning out the way they wanted, they’ll have to figure out how to fix it. This can be a great opportunity for them to learn how to think outside the box and come up with creative solutions.

Add in some more of these fun camping-themed crafts:

camping crafts for kids image collage

Squirrel Craft – We’re so excited to show you this cute little squirrel craft. It’s easy to make and only requires a few simple supplies. Plus, it’s really fun and would be perfect for any camping or woodland-themed party.

Handprint Campfire Craft – This campfire craft for kids is the best! Not only is it easy to make from paper, but you don’t need any paint either. Just follow the simple instructions and you’ll have a cool campfire in no time. Plus, it’s a great way to keep the kids busy during those long summer evenings.

Easy Fox Craft – Looking for a fun and easy paper craft for kids? Look no further than this adorable fox! This craft is perfect for kids of all ages, and it’s sure to put a smile on everyone’s face. Best of all, it’s inexpensive and only requires a few supplies that you likely already have around the house.

two completed paper bear crafts on marble background with orange fabric. Top bear is dark brown, bottom bear is light brown

Camping Activities For Kids

These color by sight word camping printables are the perfect way to help your little ones practice their sight words. Not only are they fun, but they’re educational too! Just print them out and let your kids go to town coloring the pictures. They’ll be so proud of themselves when they’re done!

Whether you’re looking for a fun activity for your kids to enjoy on a rainy day or you’re planning a camping trip and want to keep them entertained, these camping maze printables are a great option. Not only are they educational and help with problem-solving skills, but they’re also fun.

Is your kid always asking you to go camping? If so, they’ll love these camping I spy printables. I Spy is a classic game that kids of all ages can enjoy, and it’s the perfect no prep activity. But what’s even better is that I Spy can actually be good for your child’s development. The act of searching for hidden objects can help to improve visual-spatial awareness, attention span, and problem-solving skills. So not only will your child have a blast playing I Spy, but they’ll also be getting a brain boost!

More Camping Fun

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Easy Bear Craft For Kids

Easy Bear Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This easy bear craft for kids is fun for preschoolers and kindergarten children!

Materials

  • Cardstock or construction paper (in shades of brown, black and white)
  • Glue stick
  • Bear template

Tools

  • Scissors
  • .25" circle punch (optional)

Instructions

  1. Download the printable bear template, print, and cut out the template.
  2. Glue the bear's muzzle to the middle of the head, then glue the nose to the top of the printed mouth.
  3. Place the bear's eyes on either side of the muzzle area, near the top of the head.
  4. Use scissors or a 1/4" circle punch to cut out two small circles for the bear's cheeks. Glue these just below the eyes on both sides.
  5. Glue the bear's head to the top of the bear's body.
  6. Create the bear's ears by gluing the inner ear to the center of the outer ears. Next, glue the completed ears to the back of the bear's head.

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Free Bear Template

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Alexandria

Tuesday 17th of January 2023

May I have a copy of the template please?

Sam

Tuesday 17th of January 2023

Since you’re already an email subscriber, all you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of any post and it’ll automatically redirect you to the download page ?

Antonia

Monday 24th of October 2022

Thank you.

Sam

Wednesday 26th of October 2022

No problem!

kelley

Saturday 1st of October 2022

love this

Sam

Monday 3rd of October 2022

Thanks, Kelley!

Nicola

Friday 26th of August 2022

This is so pretty The kids in my class will love it

Sam

Saturday 27th of August 2022

Great!

Lisa lee

Saturday 24th of July 2021

Bear templet please

Sam

Tuesday 27th of July 2021

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of the post to have the link sent to you ?

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