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Adorable Miniature Teddy Bear – 5 Minute Crafts

I have this thing for teddy bears  It doesn’t matter if it’s Winnie the Pooh or Baloo, I love them all. LOL, that sounds like a song 😀 But there’s just something about them that always makes me feel safe and warm inside. I have to really hold myself back from adding more to my collection. Just recently, I had to make this miniature teddy bear for a fairy daybed and I thought I’d share the tutorial with you.

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This little warm and cuddly guy is only 1 1/4″ tall small (3.5 cm). Compared to the world’s smallest teddy it’s quite big, but my old eyes aren’t what they used to be 😀 The miniature teddy bear only takes a few minutes to put together and older kids will love making them. They’re perfect for a doll’s house, printers tray or a fairy garden.

What You Need to Make a Miniature Teddy Bear

  • Craft pom-poms 1 large, 1 medium and 6 small
  • 4 mm googly, wiggly eyes
  • Craft glue
  • Black pen
  • Toothpick

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How to Make a Miniature Teddy Bear

We’ll start off with the face since that’s what gives the miniature teddy bear all his character 😉 You’ll need the medium craft pom-pom and a 2 small ones. Using your black pen draw a small dot in the middle of the medium pom-pom to create a nose.

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Add a small amount of glue onto the back of the eyes using the toothpick and glue them on just above the nose. Because the googly eyes are so small you might want to check that the little black thingymabob inside moves around nicely, before gluing them down, else you’ll end up with a miniature teddy bear that looks squint or cross 😀 Glue the ears on either side of the head, just above the eyes. The placement of the eyes and ears is what gives the little teddy bear it’s personality so take your time.

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Once you’re happy with the face, glue the head onto the largest pom-pom.

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Time to add the arms and legs. Glue two small pom-poms on either side of the body, towards the top of the large pom-pom. Just like the eyes and ears, where you place the arms will help define who your little teddy bear is. If the arms are out towards the sides it looks like he’s ready to give you a big fat hug. If they’re placed closer together, in front of the body, he’ll be begging you to pick him up for a cuddle.

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Glue the last two small pom poms at the bottom of the miniature teddy bear. Since this little guys will be sitting on the fairy daybed, I placed his legs right next to each other for better balance.

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That’s it, the little teddy bear is all done. Add a bow tie

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Or give your teddy a pair of glasses. You can get the tutorial for making miniature glasses here.

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Not only is it easy but craft pom poms come in sooo many different colors, so you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to what color you want to make your teddy.

If you like the idea don’t forget to pin it for later

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P.S. Did you know a teddy bear collector is called an Arctophile. Ummmmm me neither. I had to look it up 😀 Oh and if you’re looking for some of the things we used, we’ve got you covered Disclosure: Clicking on the links below, means we may receive a commission from Amazon. But don’t worry it won’t come out of your pocket, and it helps us come up with more amazing craft ideas to share with you 😉

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Until next time, hope you have a beautiful, creative week.

Made with love by a Crafty Mix

Categories:   Craft Tutorials, Fairy Garden Crafts, Quick & Easy Crafts

Comments

  • Posted: February 3, 2019 23:18

    Debra

    How adorable. Yes, you are right we all love Teddy Bears no matter what size they are. The one with the glasses is so precious.
    • Posted: February 4, 2019 04:38

      acraftymix

      I love the little one with the glasses too 😉
  • Posted: February 3, 2019 16:43

    Linda at Mixed Kreations

    Awww he's adorable Michelle! I at first thought how in the heck did you sew a 1 1/4" bear then I got down to the pom poms. Lol. That looks much easier. 😉
    • Posted: February 4, 2019 04:41

      acraftymix

      😘 I've actually tried sewing a miniature teddy bear with moving arms and legs, but for the life of me just couldn't get it right. His poor little face came out so wonky and skew, he would frighten the fairies away 😀
  • Posted: January 20, 2019 12:50

    Debbie-Dabble

    Michelle, Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind words! Hugs, Debbie
    • Posted: January 21, 2019 10:52

      acraftymix

      Hello Debbie, it's a huge pleasure and I'm so happy to see that you're still blogging 💌
  • Posted: January 18, 2019 14:59

    Dorothy

    These are too cute. I want to be an Arctophile when I grow up. (Spell check says I wrote that wrong!) This is going on my "Crafting With My Glittles" board. Thanks for all your fun projects.
    • Posted: January 21, 2019 10:46

      acraftymix

      😀 LOL, silly spell checker, you spelt it right. I'm sure you and your glittles will love making these miniature teddies. They really quick and easy
  • Posted: January 15, 2019 17:06

    Christina Makri

    How adorable! You gave me the idea to make two of them for my grand children!!! PS: I love them too :)
  • Posted: January 15, 2019 12:35

    Raynette

    Oh he's just too adorable for words. My kids will love making a few of these. I'll have to help our youngest one though :D
    • Posted: January 15, 2019 12:40

      acraftymix

      😍 They really are easy to do, little people may struggle a bit with sticking the small eyes down, but that's what moms are there for 😉
  • Posted: January 15, 2019 12:24

    Debra

    He is so adorable and so precious. I pinned so I can make it.
  • Posted: January 15, 2019 05:53

    Katrin

    Aw this is the cutest little bear. My kindergarten kids would love to make one, we have bears actually as a topic and this would make a fun craft!
    • Posted: January 15, 2019 12:39

      acraftymix

      Oooooo they're going to really enjoy making these 😉 For kindergarten kids you may want to get the pom poms and eyes that are a little bit bigger so their little fingers don't struggle to stick the eyes on
  • Posted: January 14, 2019 14:37

    Mary

    Michelle this is adorable. I used to have a few of them saved from when the kids were small but I really have no idea what happened to them. I love your swing and maybe you can add this little fella on someone else's lap so he gets to sit on the swing too. As for the tiny teddy bears, I am not a fan. I like to be able to hold one not just put it on my fingertip. Yours is also the perfect size for a shelf.
    • Posted: January 15, 2019 12:42

      acraftymix

      Now there's an idea Mary. I think I'll make another little one to keep the teddy on the swing company. This one wants to stay on the fairy daybed 😉
  • Posted: January 14, 2019 13:34

    Debbie-Dabble

    This is absolutely adorable!! I understand how hosting a party can be very time consuming so I really do get your decision to bow out from hosting. Thanks so much for stopping by and for giving your opinion on my post about Blogging!! Hugs, Debbie
    • Posted: January 14, 2019 14:12

      acraftymix

      Oh Debbie, you're such a beautiful person and I'm so happy to have met you through the SI link party. I do hope you decide to carry on blogging. I will miss your Christmas posts so very much if you don't plus I love hearing about what you and your family have been up to. 💞

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