Pop up Ted in a bed.

My niece and nephew came to visit the other day, they call my house the making house. My niece came in the door dragging this massive teddy bear behind her and asked if we could make a picture or something of her bear. However, my nephew just wanted some paper plates to make a craft that moves or does something. I decided to combine the two and came up with this pop up ted In a bed. I loved how different each one turned out. My son decorated his with blocks of colour, my niece decorated hers with spots and my nephew drew a dinosaur quilt. They all look great! the best part is they’re really simple to make.

You will need

2 paper plates
2 popsicle sticks
Pens or paint
Googly eyes
1 sheet of Pink & Brown card
Black marker
Pva Glue

Take one of your paper plates and cut it in half, this will be the bears blanket. Using pens or paints, Decorate your blanket.

Once dry, turn your blanket over and apply glue as the above lines show, stick it down on your other paper plate so that the edges line up. Make sure to leave a gap at the bottom big enough for your popsicle stick!

Take your brown (or painted brown!) Card and cut out a bear shape

Add facial features to your bear. We cut out the inner ears and nose from pink paper, glued on two googly eyes and used a black marker for the mouth and arms.
Glue two popsicle sticks end to end and then glue the bear centrally on one end.

Thread your popsicle stick down inside the quilt and through the hole that you left in your paper plates.

you may find that the popsicle sticks are catching on the plate. If so turn your plates over and make a small slit in the bottom of the back paper plate where the popsicle stick is.

Your Pop up ted in a bed is finished and looks super sweet! My son loves using his for singing 10 in the bed, this would be great for nursery song time with multiple bears!

Looking for more paper plate crafts? Why not check out my paper plate elephant?

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