So.. my kids and I recently were lucky enough to go and see the new Paddington Bear Movie. Oh and how much we enjoyed it. I was particularly impressed to hear The Englishman chuckling away. I could go on and on about what we thought about the Paddington Movie, but I will send you over to my Film Blog to read all about it! In the meantime, I rather fancied doing some little Paddington Bear Crafts. As a huge fan of TP Rolls, I thought a TP Roll Paddington Bear would be our best bet (though I have some more ideas up my sleeve **come back for more**).
Our TP Roll Paddington Bear was quick and easy to make using a TP Roll, Paper and felt, as well some wooden beads I found. I appreciate that not everyone has felt and beads that happen to be JUST perfect… you could easily PAINT on a blue coat or use blue paper too. But why not have a rummage around your craft stash and see what you have?!
TP Roll Padding Bear Craft -Materials
- TP Roll (plain, it is the perfect bear colour already)
- A5 sheet of red paper
- Some blue felt (or paper or paint)
- Some beads (or paint or, felt or pens… )
TP Roll Padding Bear Craft – How To
1) Begin by making a simple paper hat (follow these paper boat instructions – just do “half” and you will have your hat).
2) Then fold the tip of the hat back wards (to give it that square top) and the sides of the hat up, to give it that brim. It is a bit of a “fudge” and to be honest, I pretty much squished it all into shape. But think the end result is pretty effective, no?
3) Glue onto your TP Roll and draw a face.
4) Cut some felt – I measured the felt according to my TP Roll – making sure their was space for the feet to peep out.
5) Glue on – but leave the top bits “unstuck” – a bit like a collar.
6) Snip some little feet and add paw claw lines as details.
7) If you can find some beads that look “toggle” like, glue these on with LOTS of white glue or a hot glue gun. If you don’t have any, some black felt strips should look v nice too.
8) Let dry… in the meantime, we made a quick little Matchbox Paddington Bear Suitcase. Literally, I just wrapped a matchbox in brown paper. (We added two layers, so that the writing doesn’t shine through). Glued on a felt handle and with a black pen added the initials and details. Done. Ready for some Marmalade Sandwiches to go in.
**Cough** then I got carried away and decided to make some Marmalade Sandwiches too for Paddington Bear- in case of emergencies of course- just cut out some felt pieces and glue together and then with a brown pen, add some crust!
Watch the How to Make a Padding Bear video on YouTube:
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I love how my lovely reader Claudia, turned these Paddington Bears into little Party Bag Treat boxes!!!
Don’t they all look fabulous together!?