The teddy bear is one of the most common soft stuffed toys that are given during Valentine’s Day, usually accompanied by a box of chocolates and some flowers. It’s said that the name “Teddy” originated from the former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt.
This tutorial would teach us how to make a decorative Valentine teddy bear. This is a tabletop décor that can be made by kids too, with minimal supervision.
Upcycled Valentine’s Day Craft: Tabletop Teddy Bear
Gather all the materials needed for this tutorial:
- a piece of toilet paper roll
- brown, red and beige construction board
- a pencil
- a black pen
- a pair of scissors
- hot glue
Steps for this tutorial:
Wrap the toilet paper roll with brown construction board.
Draw a half-body bear on the remaining piece of brown construction board. This should include the head, the torso, and the big circular ears. (if you aren’t artistic, you can download this template)
Cut the brown bear figure.
Cut a medium-sized oblong from the beige construction board. Glue the oblong on a landscape orientation at the lower middle part of the bear’s face. This is the bear’s snout.
Cut a small heart shape. Glue this on the topmost area of the bear’s snout. This is the bear’s nose.
Cut two small circles from the beige construction board and glue this on top of the bear’s snout. This will serve as the bear’s eyes.
Add some details on the face of the bear. Use a black pen to draw the mouth, the eyeballs, and other details.
Cut two medium-sized hearts from the red construction board and glue it on the middle body of the ears.
Cut a medium-sized red bow and glue a small beige oblong in the middle of it. Hot glue the red bow on the neck of the bear, just below the bear’s head.
Hot glue the bear on the toilet paper roll. Make sure that the toilet paper roll is placed on the middle body of the bear.
Cut a big red heart from the board.
Hot glue the heart in the front face of the toilet paper roll. This is opposite to the body of the bear.
Cut a pair of arms with hands on the brown construction board.
Glue the arms on the sides of the bear’s body hugging the toilet paper roll together with the red heart in front.
Write your lovely message to your loved one on the big red heart.
Finally done! This cute tabletop Valentine bear is now ready for display!
If you want more fun Valentine’s ideas, be sure to check out this Pinterest board!