Circles Bear

Learn about circles, sizes and body parts with this easy bear craft.
Circles Bear craft


  • Colored paper, craft foam, or felt
  • Compass or any object to make a circle
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Black marker or crayon
  • Buttons or wiggle eyes (optional)

Safety Tips

  • Kids 8 years and younger should use child-safe scissors.
  • Watch out for this sign Ask for an adult's help.. It means adult help is needed for the particular step.


Step 1 Circles Bear Ask for an adult's help.1. Draw and cut out various-sized circles from paper, craft foam, or felt to make a bear's head. You may choose colors other than those suggested below:
  • 1 large brown circle for the head
  • 2 medium brown circles for the ears
  • 1 medium white circle for the muzzle
  • 2 small white circles for the inner ears
  • 1 small black circle for the nose
  • 2 tiny black circles for the eyes
Step 2 Circles Bear 2. Glue the inner ears on top of the ears.
Step 3 Circles Bear 3. Glue the pair of ears behind the largest circle.
Step 4 Circles Bear 4. Glue on the muzzle, nose, and eyes.
Step 5 Circles Bear 5. Draw the mouth with a marker or crayon.
Step 6 Circles Bear 6. As easy as that, you have just made a bear out of circles!

More Ideas

Panda Bear Some variations you can do with your bear include:
  • Do not include an inner ear and/or muzzle.
  • Add a round patch behind each eye for a panda bear.
  • Other materials for the eyes include: wiggle eyes, buttons, or beads.
  • Use a pompom to make a fluffy round nose.
  • Create three-dimensional texture for the mouth by drawing it with puffy paint.
Framed Circles Bear Learn more shapes by framing the bear with squares and/or rectangles.

Framing multiple bears can be a nice way of exhibiting the children's finished bear crafts. If you've got lots of kids in your class, you can even make a bear quilt!
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