Love bears? We do too, which is why we’ve got this list of adorable Bear Crafts for Kids, just in time for World Bear Day on 23rd March!
If there’s one thing many of us treasure from our childhood possessions, it’s most likely a teddy bear! We’ve all had one at some point in time, whatever size or color it may have been. It was our friend and companion, especially when things got dark and lonely.
Even today, thinking of that special childhood friend of ours brings back fond memories, which is why bears will always have a corner of our hearts. But besides being represented as a stuffed toy, bears are pretty amazing animals too, not to mention pretty big ones!
Since 23rd March is World Bear Day, we thought we’d take this opportunity to learn a little more about what formed the base for our favorite childhood buddy – along with some fun bear crafts for kids! So get ready to make, learn and play – all at the same time!
10 Brilliant Bear Crafts for Kids
Simple Everyday Mom has an easy peasy bear craft that’s perfect for preschoolers. Baby bears are just adorable, and this cute little baby bear craft is easy enough for the young ones!
We often talk about the grand memory of elephants, but bears are quite good too! Grizzly bears can remember food hotspots as far as ten years later! They can also remember the faces of other bears. So if you’d like to get a strong memory like them, put on this printable bear paper crown and play some fun memory games!
This bear craft from Krokotak features a bear wearing a sweater, but in reality, bears don’t need them! Bears usually have a layer of short fur to stay warm and long fur to keep water away from their skin.
Are you wondering why this bear from Paper and Glue has an unusually large head? The thing is, bears are quite smart, and they need a large brain for it! Bears have the most complex brains among land mammals, and they have great navigation skills, good memories and can use all kinds of tools.
What we love about this craft from My Little Me is that it uses crayons in various shades to create a lovely bear based on the ‘Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?’ book. Did you know that the brown bear is Finland’s national animal? Yes, and California’s official state animal is the California grizzly bear!
Bear cubs are just like little kids – or is it the other way round? Baby bears like to play and jump around, much like this cute movable bear from Mivagyunk Lapunk. Mama bears keep a close watch on their playing cubs and stop them if they’re likely to get hurt. Now you know where the term ‘Mama bear’ comes from!
The OT Toolbox has a cute bear craft made of yarn, which reminds us of Asiatic bears who build nests in trees. Asiatic black bears also feature a lot in Asian mythology, and are referred to as ‘mountain man’ in Japanese culture.
The Soccer Mom Blog probably knows about how bears love their families, which is why they’ve come up with such a cute craft! Bears will do anything to protect their family members, even risking their lives. They also grieve when they lose a loved one, even mourning for weeks.
This fun paper cone craft from Our Kid Things may have tape on his mouth, but not real bears, who can up to 20,000 calories a day! Although most bears are considered omnivores, their diet varies a lot, with some bears eating seals and some eating bamboo.
Bears are seen in different colors, although they’re often combinations of white, black, grey and brown. Creative Family Fun shows us how we can make our own group of bears in different colors using cardboard tube rolls. By the way, a group of bears is called a sleuth, or a sloth!
These are just ten bear crafts, but there are eight entire different species of bears – North American black bears, brown bears, polar bears, Asiatic black bears, Andean bears, panda bears, sloth bears, and sun bears. And no, koalas aren’t bears! But that shouldn’t matter; not when you have so many other bear crafts to choose from!