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Papercraft Bear

Written and Created by PaperCraftCentral Susan

A Papercraft bear can easily be created with a your paper punches, a marker and some cardstock. Why not make one for your next baby or toddler card or scrapbook layout?

"Teddy bears don't need hearts as they are already stuffed with love"

Making a papercraft bear out of circle and oval shapes may seem an unlikely quest at first, but it is really quite an easy thing to do! That's all the shapes I used to make mine. If you do not have paper punches, you can make the shapes with a compass and pencil, and by tracing around a stamped oval shape, for example. If you do have the correct punches or Big Shot dies/framelits it makes the process so easy and quick.

Papercraft bear

How to Make a Papercraft Bear

Here are the punches and tools I used:

Paper punches
Bear assembly pieces

I chose Stampin' Up!'s Chocolate Chip and Creamy Caramel (retired) cardstock and a Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write marker. I also used my two way glue pen. You will need these shapes:

  • One 1 3/8" circle in Chocolate Chip
  • One large oval in Creamy Caramel
  • One 1 3/8" circle in Chocolate Chip
  • One 1 1/4" circle in Creamy Caramel
  • Four 1" circles in Chocolate Chip
  • Seven 1/2" circles (not 1/4" as written on the picture!!) in Creamy Caramel


  1. First I used the 1 3/4" circle and the oval to make the body and tummy. I also used the 1 3/8" circle and the 1 1/4" circle to make the head and face. Place the two head circles so the edge of the inner circle touches the edge of the outer one. Use a little two-way glue pen to adhere the pieces together.

Assembling the punched animal

  • Next, glue two of the 1" circles to the lower half of the body to make the legs.
    Assembly of the bear legs

  • Then take four of the 1/2" circles and adhere them on the bear for the paws. Adhere another two 1/2" circles on two of the 1" circles to form the ears. Make sure the 1/2" circles touch the edges of the 1" circles as shown. Then attach the ears to the back of the head.
    Bear paws assembly
    Assembly of bear head.

  • Now take the remaining 1/2" circle and take a bite out of each side with your scissors. This shape is going to be the nose of your papercraft bear. You can draw in the bites first as shown. Then use your Stampin' Write marker (I used Chocolate Chip) to make the nose and mouth lines. Add some colour the the edges of the nose piece to make it stand out on the face.
    Cutting the paper muzzle shape
    Paper Muzzle completed
    Draw bear face

  • Now you can adhere the nose to the face and the head to the body:
    Assembling the paper punch bear

    I hope yours is starting to look like you want it to! There are only a few steps to go so click on the link below to see the rest of the instructions on the next page. Remember, you can decorate the finished design in your own style, colours, and for your own purposes.

    Go to page 2 of the instructions....

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