10 SIMPLE Bear Crafts for Preschoolers

Looking for some bear crafts for preschoolers?

 

Bear crafts are fun to make, and they also are perfect to make alongside an animal-themed learning unit.

 

Let’s get started with my 10 bear crafts for preschoolers!

 


Craft #1: Fork Printed Bears

 

Have you ever tried fork printing? Once you try it, you’ll want to keep finding fun ideas to try it with!

 

This bear craft for preschoolers is fun and easy to set up!

 

fork painted bear craft for kids

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • cardboard
  • paint
  • forks
  • cardstock paper
  • googly eyes
  • black marker

 

 

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B.Set-up

 

Place a bowl down and trace a circle shape on cardboard. Then, draw the ears (sem-circles) on both sides of the bear’s face. Lastly, create the bear’s ears and nose out of cardstock paper.

 

To create the nose, draw a circle, and the ears are semi-circles! Thank goodness for easy crafts, right?

 

C. Activity

 

Have the kids dip the forks into the color paint (brown, black, or white). Then, they will make prints with the fork around the bear’s face that you drew with the pencil.

 

They can use a paintbrush to paint the bear’s ears instead of using forks!

 

You can wait until the bear is dry to add on the paper nose and ears, or you can glue them on right away.

 

Lastly, add on googly eyes! Check out how cute this bear craft for kids is!

 

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Craft #2: Pom Painted Bears

Pom painting has become one of my favorite ways to create with kids.

 

This bear craft for preschoolers is simple and easy for kids to do. My kids love the easy crafts!

pom painted bear craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • paint
  • poms
  • clothespins
  • construction paper
  • glue stick
  • marker
  • hot glue
  • googly eyes

 

 

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B. Set-up

 

Place a clothespin on a craft pom. Have the kids dip the pom in paint (brown or black) and make prints on the plate. They will try to cover most of the paper plate with the prints!

 

Create ears with paper by making semi-circles! Lastly, make a nose by tracing a bowl and cutting it out. Then, the kids can make the nose and mouth on the circle.

 

C. Activity

 

Use a glue stick to glue the nose to the bottom of the paper plate. Then, the kids can use school glue to attach googly eyes towards the top of the plate.

 

At the end, you’ll hot glue the ears to the back of the plate on either side.

 

What a simple and fun bear craft!

 

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Craft #3: Simple Bear Mask

 

This bear craft for preschoolers is PERFECT because kids can play with it after creating.

 

I love when crafts can be played with. The kids are more interested in these crafts, and it’s just fun to use something they created!

 

paper plate bear mask for kids

 

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • paper plate
  • scissors
  • colored paper
  • glue stick
  • hot glue
  • marker
  • pencil
  • popsicle sticks

 

 

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B. Set-up

 

Cut a paper plate in half. Then, create circles for the eyes on the back of the paper plate. I like doing this on the back of the paper plate because it’s easier to cut.

 

Poke a hole using scissors in the circle and cut out the eyes.

 

mask bear craft for kids

 

C. Activity

 

Paint the paper plate black, brown, or you don’t have to paint it if you are making a polar bear!

 

While waiting for it to dry, create the ears and nose using construction/card stock paper.

 

Lastly, use hot glue to add on the ears and nose once everything is dry. You’ll also want to use the hot glue to paste on the popsicle stick so the kids can hold up their masks!

 

Add some hot glue to the popsicle stick and stick it to the back of the paper plate.

 

Then, let the kids play with their bear craft!

 


Craft #4: Hand Print Bear Craft

 

Aren’t handprint crafts the cutest? I love keeping these crafts in a special place to look back at them.

 

This bear craft for preschoolers is cute, easy and the kids will love getting their hands a little messy.

 

 

handprint bear craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • washable paint
  • paper
  • scissors
  • fork

 

B. Set-up

 

Trace your child’s hand on paper and cut it out! Then, create the bear’s head and tail using construction paper.

 

Paste the bear down towards the center of the paper!

 

C. Activity

 

Make a forest background on the paper around the handprint. This is a great way to talk about a bear’s habitat with your kiddo as well!

 

You can keep the cuteness up by having them fingerpaint the grass/trees! We decided to use forks for the trees.

 

This is a fun and simple bear craft for kids!

 


Craft #5: Winter Polar Bear Craft

 

Looking for a cute polar bear craft for preschoolers? This hot cocoa polar bear craft for kids is fun because they get to use the marshmallows to make prints!

 

Bear crafts are perfect for the wintertime. It’s a great way for preschoolers to learn about arctic animals or hibernation.

 

polar bear crafts for kids

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • black paper
  • colored cardstock paper
  • glue stick
  • mini marshmallows
  • white paint
  • paintbrush
  • yarn
  • glue

 

 

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B. Set-up

 

Create a polar bear out of white paper! Make a circle for the head, semi-circles or the ears, circles for the paws, and arms for the bear!

 

Make a square for the hot cocoa cup and a rectangle for the scarf.

 

C. Activity

 

The kids will use a glue stick to glue down all the pieces of the polar bear. Next, have them glue the hot cocoa cup in-between the two paws so the polar bear can be holding it! Next, they can glue on some mini marshmallows at the top of the cup.

 

Then, make the bear’s face by adding eyes, cheeks, a nose, and mouth! We used a marker for most of these parts, other than the cheeks (we used pink paper).

 

Glue the scarf on the polar bear around its neck. They can add little details like stickers, stripes, or polka dots on the scarf. We also add some yarn at the bottom of each scarf. If you want to add on this accessory, the kids can use school glue to do that!

 

The last step is to add snowflakes around the bear. Paint them on using a paintbrush or let the kids add mini marshmallow prints around the bears using white paint.

 

RELATED: Winter Crafts for Kids

 


Craft #6: Rice Bear Craft 

 

Rice is one of my favorite sensory fillers for my kids to play with. This is a different way to use colored rice for a sensory activity.

 

This bear craft for preschoolers is different, and it looks really cool once all the rice is glued down. The kids will love feeling the bears at the end.

 

rice bear craft for kids

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • cardboard
  • rice
  • acrylic paint
  • parchment paper
  • art tray
  • ziplock bags
  • googly eyes
  • glue
  • cardstock paper

 

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B. Set-up

 

To color the rice, dump a cup of rice into a ziplock bag. Then, add a few squirts of the color acrylic paint you would like. Close the bag, and shake it until all the paint has gotten to the rice.

 

Grab a piece of parchment paper and lay it down on a baking sheet or art tray. Dump the rice onto the parchment paper and let it dry for 15 minutes.

 

While waiting for the rice to dry, draw the bear’s face and ears using a pencil on cardboard. You will be drawing a circle shape for the face and semi-circles for the ears. After that, paint the bears ( black, brown, or white ).

 

*TIP: We use acrylic paint for these projects because it dries quicker than washable paint).

 

C. Activity

 

Before the rice, attach the paper nose, ears, and googly eyes on the bears first. Once those are on, add a thin layer of glue onto the open spots of the bear.

 

Then, have the kids sprinkle on the rice! This part is so fun, and the kids will love it! Next, have them cover the bear as much as possible with the rice.

 

Let the bear dry, and then let the kids feel their bear craft. You can keep this craft and let the kids play with it for a sensory activity!

 


Craft #7: Pasta Bear Craft

 

Here’s another fun sensory bear craft for preschoolers! This time we used bow tie pasta.

 

There’s just something about bow tie pasta that is awesome for crafting. The texture of the craft comes to life!

 

pasta bear craft for kids

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • bow tie pasta
  • acrylic paint
  • cardstock paper
  • googly eyes
  • parchment paper
  • art tray
  • ziplock bags

 

B. Set-up

 

To color the pasta noodles, dump a bunch into a ziplock bag. Then, add a few squirts of the color acrylic paint you would like.

 

Close the bag, and shake it up until all the paint had gotten it all over the noodles. There will be spots that you will miss just because of the shape of the noodle. You can hand paint these sections!

 

Grab a piece of parchment paper and lay it down on a baking sheet or art tray. Dump the pasta onto the parchment paper and let it dry for 20 minutes.

 

While waiting for the pasta to dry, draw the bear’s face and ears using a pencil on cardstock paper. You will be drawing a circle shape for the face and semi-circles for the ears. After that, paint the bears ( black, brown, or white ).

 

*TIP: We use acrylic paint for these projects because it dries quicker than washable paint).

 

C. Activity

 

Before the pasta, attach the paper nose, ears, and googly eyes on the bears first. Once those are on, add a thin layer of glue onto the open spots of the bear.

 

Then, have the kids add on the bow tie pasta! They can stack some of the pasta noodles on top of each other if they have to.

 

Let the bear dry, and then let the kids feel their bear craft. You can keep this craft and let the kids play with it for a sensory activity!

 

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Craft #8: Polar Bear Winter Hat Craft

 

This may be the cutest bear craft for preschoolers ever! I love how colorful these bears turned out.

 

This is an excellent bear craft for preschoolers to work on color matching skills!

 

polar bear winter hat craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • paint
  • Q-tips
  • art tray
  • white cardstock
  • colored cardstock
  • googly eyes
  • poms
  • glue

 

 

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B. Set-up

 

Create a circle shape for the bear’s face out of white cardstock. Then, create semi-circles for the ears and glue them on the face.

 

Draw different colored hats for each bear and paste them on using a glue stick.

 

C. Activity

 

The kids can create a cute face for each bear using googly eyes, markers, and paint! We used pink paint to make their cheeks and color in a little bit of their ears.

 

Then, your kids will use color matching skills to glue poms to the correct colored hats! They can just use regular school glue to do this activity.

 

Lastly, they can decorate the hats by using Q-tips and paint! They can make dots or stripes on the hats.

 

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Craft #9: Paint Splat Bear Craft

 

Looking for the simplest bear craft for preschoolers? This couldn’t be easier, and it turns out cool.

 

The kids will love the process of this craft! While doing this craft, you can also talk about symmetry.

 

bear splat painting craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • cardstock paper
  • acrylic paint
  • colored paper
  • glue stick
  • googly eyes

 

B. Set-up

 

Fold a piece of paper in half. Then, have the kids squirt some paint onto one side of the paper. A little bit will go a long way.

 

When doing this step, make sure they get a little in the middle of the page.

 

C. Activity

 

Open up the piece of paper to reveal the shape of the bear! They will LOVE seeing this part.

 

While waiting for the bear to dry, you can create the ears and nose.

 

Make some semi-circle shapes for the ears and a circle for the nose. Then, use a marker to make the nose and mouth.

 

Lastly, add on some googly eyes for the bear!

 


Craft #10: Letter B Collage

 

This bear craft for preschoolers will help your kids remember and learn the letter B!

 

Creating letter collages is a fun way to learn the alphabet. It makes it more memorable for the kids when they create something special.

 

bear letter collage

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • construction paper
  • pencil
  • marker
  • googly eyes
  • glue stick
  • scissors
  • FREE Letter B printable

 

Click HERE for your FREE Letter B Collage

 

B. Set-up

 

You can use my letter B bubble letter printout to craft this letter B. Along with the letter B is a handwriting line so your kids can work on writing the letter.

 

Or, if you are good at drawing bubble letters, don’t worry about using the printout!

 

C. Activity

 

Cut out the letter B and paste it to paper. Next, make ears, a nose, and paws for the bear by making circles and semi-circles.

 

Use a glue stick to paste on all the parts! Then, lastly, add some googly eyes.

 

You can have the kids practice writing the letter B on the lines provided in the FREE printable!

 

RELATED: Alphabet Activities for Preschoolers

 


Final Thoughts and Conclusion

 

I hope you found some fun bear crafts for preschoolers that you can try!

 

I’d love to hear what your favorite bear craft was in this article. If you try one out, let me know how it goes in the comments below!

 

Happy Crafting!

 

Deena

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