How to Make Betsy Bear and Her Portable Love Hut

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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 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 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.



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    6 years ago on Introduction

    I don't know what it is about this 'ible that just makes me smile. I can't tell if it's the simplicity, the innocence or the funny titile, but thanks for this Cherie. It's not only fun and clever. It also brightened my day :-)

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