Paper Plate Bear

28 Dec

My daughter would love the nursery rhyme 'Teddy bear, teddy bear turn around' and also her soft toy, Teddy. So we decided to make a bear from the paper plates.

My daughter would love the nursery rhyme ‘Teddy bear, teddy bear turn around’ and also her soft toy, Teddy. So we decided to make a bear from the paper plates in the ‘Letter of the week – B’.

Things required for 'Paper Plate Bear' craft are: 2 paper plates (obviously!), brown and orange foam (you can use papers instead too), brown and black paints, an empty egg carton section for the nose, goggly eyes, black marker pen, scissors, ice cream stick/wooden spatula (we used a wooden knife since we cudnt find sticks in the market then!), container for paints, glue and bowl with water.

Things required for ‘Paper Plate Bear’ craft are: 2 paper plates (obviously!), brown and orange foam (you can use papers instead too), brown and black paints, an empty egg carton section for the nose, goggly eyes, black marker pen, scissors, ice cream stick/wooden spatula (we used a wooden knife since we cudnt find sticks in the market then!), container for paints, glue and bowl with water.

Firstly, get your toddler/preschooler to color one of the paper plates half way brown

Firstly, get your toddler/preschooler to color one of the paper plates half way, brown

Then get your cuddly bear to paint the egg carton section black.

Then get your cuddly bear to paint the egg carton section black. Leave both to dry.

In the meanwhile, cut 2 large brown semi circles and 2 small orange semi circles with the foams.

In the meanwhile, cut 2 large brown semi circles and 2 small orange semi circles with the foams.

Stick them on the second paper plate to make 2 ears.

Stick them on the second paper plate to make 2 ears.

Glue the knife at the bottom center of the plate so that the handle part sticks out.

Glue the knife at the bottom center of the plate so that the handle part sticks out.

Once the first paper plate dries, stick it on top of the second plate.

Once the first paper plate dries, stick it on top of the second plate.

Then its just adding nose and eyes on the plate. Once s/he has done that, you may use the marker pen to draw the mouth.

Then its just adding nose and eyes on the plate. Once s/he has done that, you may use the marker pen to draw the mouth.

Teddy Bear, Teddy bear slide down all the way!

Teddy Bear, Teddy bear slide down all the way!

Early Learning goes a long way in your child’s education and upbringing. Amongst the very important things to learn for a toddler or preschooler are hand-eye coordination, 5 senses, practice fine and gross motor skills, balance, and muscle development. A lot of this can be practiced at home with crafts and activities under adult’s supervision. Playing with colors, pots and pans, brushes, sponges, glue; reading books, pretend play, all seem like child’s play to us but are actually helping your toddlers/preschoolers develop their minds and bodies.

Please make sure all the activities mentioned in this blog are done under adult supervision. If your children are still putting things in their mouths, then avoid activities with small particles that can cause chocking hazards. Also, all steps in the articles that involves a pencil, knife, pair of scissors or any sharp objects should be performed by an adult.

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