Here's a quick and easy Valentine's Day craft for kids to make. Betsy the Bear is made out of cardboard and fits nicely into her CD-holder hut.
Step 1: Step One: Gather Your Materials
For this project you will need:
An empty CD holder
A small square of cardboard
2 colors of duct tape (use colored paper as an alternative)
A teddy bear cookie cutter (use gingerbread cookie cutter as an alternative or draw a similar shape on paper and cut out...be sure it fits inside the CD holder)
Paint, glue, markers, wiggle eyes, etc. to embellish the bear
Step 2: Step Two: Cover CD Holder
Cover front and back of CD holder with main color of duct tape or glue on colored paper.
Step 3: Step Three: Make Heart
Cut out a 1" heart shape from paper for template and trace around it onto contrasting tape color. Cut heart from tape.
Step 4: Step Four: Finish Hut
Glue heart to front center of CD holder. As an alternative decorate with windows and doors to give the hut more of a dollhouse look.
Step 5: Step Five: Begin Making Bear
Trace around cookie cutter shape onto cardboard.
Step 6: Step Six: Cut Out Bear
Carefully cut out bear shape.
Step 7: Step Seven: Paint Bear
Paint bear. Let dry. I used three coats...you may need more or less paint.
Step 8: Step Eight: Embellish Bear
Glue wiggle eyes on bear. Draw smile. Decorate your bear however you want it to look!
Step 9: Step Nine: Place Bear in Home
Place Betsy in her love hut and enjoy. Love, twinkleshine.