Teddy Bear Tea Party Crafts



PARTY CRAFTS:






Easy Handprint Magnets:


Materials:
  • Colored construction paper
  • Contact paper - clear and adhesive vinyl-paper
  • Scissors
  • Tempura poster paint
  • Polystyrene vegetable trays
  • Adhesive-backed magnets
  • Permanent markers in a variety of colors

Instructions:

  1. Spread newspaper to protect the work surface. Take out a sheet of colored construction paper.
  2. Pour poster paint into a polystyrene tray.
  3. Take a paintbrush and completely paint your right hand. Then make a handprint on the construction paper.
  4. Paint your left hand, as well, and make another handprint on the construction paper.
  5. Let your handprints dry.
  6. Cut out your dried handprints.
  7. Cover your cutout handprints, both front and back, with clear adhesive vinyl paper.
  8. Trim off the excess vinyl paper. This paper seals the handprints and makes them more durable.
  9. Put a piece of adhesive-backed magnet on the back of each hand.
  10. These handprint magnets are just perfect for holding all of your refrigerator art!

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Cork Teddy Bears:


Materials:
  • Recycled corks
  • Small, adhesive-backed, wiggly eyes
  • Tiny craft pom-poms
  • Brown construction paper
  • Brown and red permanent markers
  • Scissors
  • White glue
  • Newspaper

Instructions:

  1. Cut out small ears and bear claws with the brown construction paper scraps. You may want to spread newspaper to protect your work surface.
  2. Glue the cut-out ears, wiggle eyes and a pom-pom nose on to a cork.
  3. Glue a pom-pom tail onto the back of the cork.
  4. Draw a smiling red mouth on the cork.
  5. Finally, glue on cut-out bear claws.
  6. There you have it - a simple and quick craft the kids will love!

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Newspaper Tea Party Hats:


Materials:
  • Newspaper
  • Masking Tape
  • Scotch Tape
  • Stapler
  • Scissors
  • Colorful markers
  • Colorful yarn
  • Multi-colored feathers
  • Glitter
  • White glue

Instructions:

  1. Unfold 2 to 3 sheets of newpaper. Stack them together.
  2. Then place the newspaper stack on your head. Be sure to center the newspaper so that the front, back and sides of your head are evenly covered by newspaper.
  3. Hold the newspaper down over your head, so that the edges are hanging straight down. You may even want to gather the newspaper ends around your neck. This will allow the tape to go on easily.

  4. Have another person wrap masking tape or scotch tape around your newspaper-covered head just above your eyebrows.
  5. Remove your newspaper hat. Trim the "brim" of the hat as you see fit.
  6. Decorate the newspaper hat with feathers, glitter, tissue paper scraps, yarn, etc.
  7. You may even want to roll up and staple the brim of the hat.
  8. Turn this craft activity into a little contest. Awarded party prizes for the biggest, craziest, daintest, and most elaborate hats!

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