With the holiday gift giving season upon us I thought it would be fun to show you a fun and easy gift you can make and give to all your doll friends this holiday season using items you may already have on hand.
To create your own Holiday Bears you will need:
- Glue (or Hot glue gun used with parents help)
- tan felt
- brown felt
- black felt
- ribbon for the bear’s scarf
- stuffing such as fiber fill, cotton balls or tissue
- Pattern for the bear (click here to download bear pattern)
Step 1 -Print and cut out your pattern pieces. Cut out two bear shapes out of tan felt.
Step 2 – Cut out the face pieces from dark brown and black felt. Cut the ears and snout out of dark brown, the eyes and nose out of black. Glue the face pieces on and let dry.
Step 3 – Once the face is dry, turn over your bear piece and run a line of glue along the outline of the bear.
Step 4- Add a small amount of stuffing, about two cotton balls worth to the center of your felt. Lay the other bear piece on top and use your fingers to press the bear closed along the edges. Let it dry.
Step 5 – Use a ribbon or another color of felt to create a scarf for your bears. Glue it into place so the scarf stays put on your bear. Let it dry.
Step 6 – Present your dolls with their new holiday bears!
Today I used my :
- Australian Girl Doll Emily
- Springfield Doll Madison
- Maplelea Doll Saila
- Photographed in my American Doll Room
I look forward to sharing more crafts with you next week!