Ted Paper Puppet – Easy Teddy Bear for Kids

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Welcome back Ted! Yes, it is little Ted craft time again, with our printable Ted Paper Puppet!! Celebrating the new Red Ted Art mascot….

As our Paper Puppets are so very popular, I couldn’t resist creating this lovely little Teddy Bear Printable for you today. A perfect Paper Craft to celebrate Ted. Hooray for Ted!

Isn’t Ted simply the cutest?! So excited to share him with you!! And watch out for some Ted FRIENDS heading your way soon too!! But for now…. let’s welcome the gorgeous little Ted!

Such a cute little Teddy Bear Craft for Kids!

Materials need to make your Teddy Puppet:

  • Your Ted Puppet Printable (first 100 downlaods are free on my Teachers Pay  Teachers store)
  • Hole punch (single hole hole punches are super handy US / UK)
  • Brads/ split pins (US / UK)
  • Bakers Twine (oh how I LOVE bakers twine) (US/ UK)
  • Scissors
  • Needle
  • Light cardstock for printing on

How to make your Paper Ted Puppet

There is a black and white for you to print and colour in.. or you can use the “ready” coloured one.

Cut out all your Ted shapes. Make sure you keep the right arm on the right and left on the left.. as their “holes” have been position just so.

Using a hole punch, make the holes in Ted’s body, arms and legs.

Then connect together using your brads or split pins. Place the arms BEHIND the body for just the right look.

Make sure the split pins are secure “loosely” so your Ted Puppet can move.

If working with younger children, you can “finish” your Paper Ted Puppet at this point. Or…

Make your articulated paper puppet by:

Thread your Baker’s Twine and knot at end.

Push through the black dot and pull the thread through.

Find the black dot on the other arm and repeat. This time sewing from the inside out.

Make sure you arms are pointing down, before cutting the thread and knotting off.

Repeat for the legs (again make sure they point down before knotting off).

Once you have the two straight lines running across the body, you need to connect them with some more baker’s twine.

You want to great a “capital I” shape as neatly as possible to ensure your puppet moves.

And finsihed! Your Paper Ted Puppet is complete!

Look at him waving at you.. isn’t he the cutest?

More Ted Crafts just for you:

Easy Ted Bookmark Printable (with homemade tassels)

Check out the rest of our Paper Puppets here:

Lots of paper puppet designs to choose from, from our super popular Elf Puppets, to our Penguins and Easter bunnies!