It’s soon to be the most wonderful time of the year. No, not Christmas. Though I like that time, too. I’m talking about fall. Hoodies and sweaters and hot chocolate and piles of leaves and this absolutely adorable Cardboard Roll Yarn Wrapped Bears Craft. These are just a few of my favorite things.
We do love yarn crafts around here. Especially when I don’t feel like breaking out the paints. Simply weave around some yarn and voila, instant color and texture and great hand/eye practice, too. A lot like our Cardboard Roll Yarn Wrapped Bears Craft, our Cardboard Roll Yarn Wrapped Bugs are super fun and easy. Then, this Apple Paper Plate Lacing Craft is a favorite this time of year, as is our Mummy Paper Plate Lacing Craft.
For our Cardboard Roll Yarn Wrapped Bears Craft, you will need clean toilet paper cardboard rolls and yarn. The yarn we used is a multicolor shades of blue and purple. Then, you’ll need 2 different shades of brown cardstock, a black marker, a 1” circle punch, scissors, and a glue stick.
Cardboard Roll Yarn Wrapped Bears Craft
- Cardboard rolls
- Multicolor yarn
- Brown cardstock, 2 shades
- Black fine-tip marker
- 1” circle punch
- Glue stick
Begin by making the bear’s face.
For this, you will need a larger circle for the main face shape out of a darker brown shade of cardstock. We traced around the rim of a jar or small cup for the larger circle shape.
Then the muzzle will be punched using the 1” circle paper punch from a shade of brown cardstock just a bit lighter.
Glue the small circle on the larger circle. Add detail, eyes, nose, and a mouth with the black marker.
Now cut two rectangles for paws from the darker brown cardstock just longer than the width of the cardboard roll. Draw lines for toes on the ends. Also, use the circle punch to punch a circle from the darker brown cardstock, too. Cut this circle in half for the ears.
Glue the face to one of the paw rectangles.
Take the cardboard roll and make 2 deeper snips on either side of the top of the roll. And make 2 not quite as deep snips on bottom.
Insert an end of the yarn into one of the snips and begin wrapping. Wrap until it’s covered to desired look. Finish wrapping by inserting the other end into another snip. You can use tape to secure on the inside.
In the same snips, insert rectangle paw pieces, one with face on top, the other on bottom.
And your absolutely adorable bear craft is now complete, all bundled up and ready for the colder weather! For another bear-y fun craft, be sure to check our Paper Cone Brown Bear Craft. We have lots more fall kid crafts at Our Kid Things, too!