Cardboard Tube Bear Craft for Preschoolers (with template)

How cute is this cardboard tube bear craft! Use our printable bear template to turn a cardboard tube into an adorable little bear. This is the perfect bear craft for preschoolers (and older kids too!). They will be begging to make a whole family of bears!

Cardboard Tube Bear Craft for Preschoolers (with template)

Making a cardboard tube bear using our bear template is the perfect craft for little ones as it only requires a few supplies and it's lots of fun to make and play with.

If you are looking for more bear activities take a look this bear puppet craft or have a go at making and eating some teddy bear bread.

This cardboard tube bear craft for preschoolers is the one of a collection of 5 adorable cardboard tube animals that we will be sharing. Here is the cardboard tube unicorn craft and keep your eye out for the others coming soon!

Scroll down for your free bear template and for full instructions to make your bear craft

bear craft for preschoolers

Cardboard tube bear craft for preschoolers (with bear template)

Bear craft supplies

  • bear template (printed onto thin cardstock)
  • cardboard tube
  • pens
  • paint 
  • scissors
  • glue

Cardboard tube bear craft instructions

STEP 1: Get your supplies ready

Before getting started on your bear craft for preschoolers gather up all your supplies. You will need to print out the bear template (scroll to the bottom of the page) onto thin cardstock. There are two pages included in the download, one has all the pieces needed for the bear craft and the other is full of eyes.

bear craft

STEP 2: Paint cardboard tube

Paint a cardboard tube brown (or any other colour you would like your bear craft to be). Leave your cardboard tube to dry.

cardboard tube craft

STEP 3: Colour bear template

On the printable bear template you will find bear legs, arms, ears, facial features etc to colour, as well as a heart for your bear to hold. Use the images of the completed bear craft to see what each piece will become. Colour in all the pieces needed and cut them out.

bear template

STEP 4: Complete cardboard bear craft

Stick all the cut out pieces of the bear onto the painted cardboard tube. Look at the image below to see where to glue them. Your bear craft is complete!

bear activities for preschoolers


To download this bear template for free click on the link below and add the discount code: bearcraft. For personal or classroom use only. Not for redistribution. All images are copyrighted. Thank you.

printable bear template

We hope that you have enjoyed using our bear template to do this bear activity. This adorable bear craft for preschoolers is so much fun to make and play with (for big kids too!)

cardboard tube bear craft for preschoolers. Free printable bear template.

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