Show Papa Bear how much he is loved with this kid-made Teddy Bear Card! This adorable 3D paper bear craft holds a child’s photo and opens to reveal a sweet message inside.
3D Teddy Bear Craft
I know Father’s Day is still a good month away, but I’m so so excited about this teddy bear card that I couldn’t wait any longer to share it with you all!
This is one of my favorite crafts ever — isn’t is so sweet how the teddy bear holds a child’s photo? And just look at the fingerprint nose — SQUEEEEE!! Cuteness overload! (Sorry I couldn’t help myself!)
I may be a little biased, but the kiddos are super cute too!
While we designed this teddy bear card with Father’s Day in mind, you could tailor it for any occasion simply by changing the message inside.
Mother’s Day, Grandparent’s Day, birthdays, teacher appreciation week — you can customize the message inside to make this bear craft just perfect for any special person.
Related: Be sure to check out our full collection of Kid-Made Father’s Day Cards too!
Teddy Bear Card Supply List
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- Printable bear craft pattern (see below)
- Colorful card stock
- Child’s photo
- Red stamp ink pad
- Glue stick
- Black marker
- Google eyes
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How to Make a Teddy Bear Card for Father’s Day
First, watch this quick tutorial video to see exactly how we made this cute teddy bear craft. Then keep reading for photo step-by-step directions.
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Teddy Bear Card Directions
Download and print our free teddy bear kids craft pattern from the resource library.
If using regular printer paper, cut out the pattern and trace onto your card stock. If your printer can handle thicker paper, you could also print directly onto the card stock and cut out the pieces.
Cut out circle pieces slightly smaller than those labeled as “ears” on the pattern, in a different color. Glue the smaller circles on top of the larger circles to make the ears.
Take the oval “feet” pieces you cut out and use a marker to draw paw prints on them.
Take child’s thumb and press into an ink pad, then press onto the middle of the bear’s face twice, in a heart shape, to make the bear’s nose.
Draw the bear’s mouth with marker and glue on the google eyes. (You can also draw on the eyes).
Glue on the bear’s ears and feet.
Write your message in the middle of the body piece of the card. Feel free to use one of our idea starters:
- “You’re the Bear-y Best Dad”
- “Bear Hugs for Daddy”
Line up the bear body on top of your message piece, so that the message piece is completely hidden. Glue together at the top, so that when the glue dries you will be able to open the card from the bottom to reveal the message inside.
Next, cut out your child’s photo in a square/rectangle shape and glue on top of the heart piece you cut out earlier.
Fold the bear’s arms forward and glue them to the heart, so that the bear is holding the heart in front of its chest.
Allow the glue to dry completely on your bear card – and it’s complete!