Teddy Bear Tote

Reinforce the concept of shapes and sizes while making these cute spring tote bags.
Teddy Bear Tote craft


  • Paper bowl
  • Pipe cleaner
  • Construction paper
  • Compass or any object to make a circle
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • White glue or tacky glue
  • Black marker or crayon
  • Buttons or wiggle eyes (optional)
  • Ribbon (optional)

Safety Tips

  • Watch out for this sign Ask for an adult's help.. It means adult help is needed for the particular step.


Step 1 Teddy Bear Tote 1. Find a paper bowl to turn into your tote or basket. A smaller bowl makes a cute tote and is more manageable for little kids to work on.
Step 2a Teddy Bear Tote 2. Create a bear following either instructions below. In both options, take special note to define the size of the bear's head by tracing around the bowl's lip.

a.) Drawing and cutting various-sized circles from construction paper and gluing them together to make a bear's head. Step-by-step instructions are outlined in our Circles Bear craft.
Step 2b Teddy Bear Tote b.) Drawing a bear on construction paper, then coloring and cutting it out. These series of photos suggest an easy way of drawing a bear using circles.
Step 3 Teddy Bear Tote Ask for an adult's help.3. Trim off an inch or so from one side of the paper bowl.
Step 4 Teddy Bear Tote Ask for an adult's help.4. Punch a hole on each corner of the bowl's trimmed edge.
Step 5 Teddy Bear Tote 5. Glue the bowl at the back of the bear's head. The opening on the bowl should be facing up.
Step 6 Teddy Bear Tote 6. Make a pipe cleaner handle. Fasten the pipe cleaner ends around the pair of opposite holes on the bowl.
Step 7 Teddy Bear Tote 7. You may accent the handle with a ribbon. Once the glue dries, you can use your Teddy Bear Tote to collect candies or spring time blooms.