Have Fun with Kids!
Kids will have a ball making these playful teddy bear pals—it’s easy with hand towels and rubber bands!
What you’ll need for each
Brown hand towel Hair bands: 2 small 3 medium Tan and red felt scraps 12 mm wiggle eyes 1/2" black pompom 21" (5/8") gingham ribbon Crafter’s Pick ® fabric glue Plaid ® Fashion ® Dimensional Fabric Paint, Black Red chalk
1 Your child lays towel flat, vertically, right side down, folds about 1/3 of bottom up (so single and doubled sections are about equal). As tightly as he can, your child rolls left and right sides toward center and places rubber bands over ends.
2 Help your child hold bottom end and twist, then fold top end down to center, leaving about 2 1/2" of bottom end showing. He wraps a rubber band 3" from folded top end as shown.
3 Your child removes rubber band at the top end of towel and rolls “arms” to sides, smoothing top, which will be the face. Then he replaces the rubber band as shown.
4 Flip the bear over. Working from the back of the head, help your child pull up fabric at corners and use small rubber bands to form ears as shown. Your child cuts a 2"x1 1/2" oval tan felt muzzle, a 1" red felt heart. He chalks cheeks, glues on features, paints mouth. He ties ribbon around neck and removes rubber band from legs.