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Handprint Bear Craft

This Handprint Bear Craft is so bear-y cute! See what I did there? OK, I’ll stop. But I’m just excited to share them with you. They’re such a simple fall craft and a great keepsake!

handprint bear craft main image on white background

We thought our bears needed some color, but you could definitely just make yours brown or black, as well. We then put our bears on a simple brown card, because we thought they needed somewhere to live, but that can be switched up, as well. The main idea is the handprint turned into a bear, the rest is up to you!

handprint bear craft styled image on white background

Looking for more bear-y goodness? Sorry, I can’t help myself. But you should really check out our Cardboard Roll Yarn Wrapped Bears, Paper Cone Brown Bear Craft, and our Paper Bag Love Bears.

handprint bear craft supplies needed

To make our Handprint Bear Craft as we have made them you will need cardstock in an assortment of colors plus brown, markers in brown and black, 2” and 1” circle punches, small googly eyes, scissors, and a glue stick.

Turn a Handprint into a Bear Craft

Supplies needed:

  • Cardstock – brown, orange, yellow, red, pale blue, etc.
  • Markers – brown, black
  • Googly eyes, small
  • 2″ and 1″ circle punches
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors

Begin with your color of cardstock for the bear. You can go crazy with blue, purple, or red, or stick with more traditional colors of brown, black, or even yellow.

handprint traced on purple cardstock

Trace your handprint on the cardstock.

cut out handprint

Cut out.

handprint rounded and trimmed at wrist

Then trim the wrist area of the handprint so that it’s more rounded and, if needed, shorter.

large and 2 smaller circle punches

Now punch a 2” circle and 2 1” circles from the same color cardstock.

brown marker drawn nose and mouth with inside ears colored

Make a nose and mouth with either a brown or black marker on the larger circle. Also color in the inside of the smaller circles for ears.

ears glued

Glue the ears to the larger circles. Apply googly eyes.

glued bear face to thumb of handprint

handprint bears

And glue the center of the head to the thumb of the handprint. We tried to leave the sides of the head shape unglued so that we could bend them up slightly for added dimension.

handprint bear glued to brown card

Finally, adhere to a card of brown cardstock.

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handprint bear craft styled image on white background

If you liked this craft bear-y much, then you should be sure to check out all of our fun fall crafts for kids at Our Kid Things!

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