Spending more time crafting for myself has made me realise that since Little Miss C started full time school back in September I’m doing far less crafting with her, and I actually rather miss that. After a good pinning session on Pinterest last night I’m determined to change that too and so today whilst Mr C worked LMC and I sat down at the kitchen table with some paper plates and paint and set about making a Care Bear for her.
LMC is currently addicted to a new TV channel that has appeared on Freeview called Tiny Pop. There seem to be loads of shows on there that she loves and one of those is Care Bears. Now I remember Care Bears from my childhood – and strangely still recall being really jealous that my sister had a Care Bear cuddly toy and I didn’t. As soon as I came across a pin on how to make a Care Bear from paper plates I just knew it was perfect for her.
The original design came from I heart crafty things and I just modified it a bit to make our one.
All you really need for this are: two paper plates, card – white and the colour of your Care Bear, paint – the colour of your Care Bear, two googly eyes, scissors, glue, double sided sticky tape, felt pens
Start off by cutting one of your paper plates slightly to give it more of a Care Bear head shape. A triangle on each side should do this. Then paint the rear of both plates the colour you want your Care Bear to be – but leave the centre of the whole one blank as this is where the Care Bear’s tummy design will go.
Sketch a couple of arms and legs onto the coloured card and cut them out. You also need two circles (for the ears) in the coloured card, and one slightly smaller circle and one larger one in white card. Finally you need a small heart from the coloured card to form the Care Bear’s nose.
Once the paint on your plates is dry, use the felt pens to draw the Care Bear’s tummy design in. We went for the rainbow on Cheer Bear.
Attach the nose to the large white circle which forms the Care Bear’s face and draw on their mouth and freckles. Glue the face and googly eyes onto the head and attached to the body with double sided sticky tape.
Cut the smaller white circle in half and glue one half onto each of the coloured circles. Attach these ears to the Care Bear’s head with double sided sticky tape.
Use the double sided sticky tape to also attach the arms and legs to the Care Bear’s Body.
Ta-dah! One competed Cheer Bear. Both LMC and Master C are completely in love with her and to be honest I’m rather fond too. LMC is suggesting that we make all the Care Bears though now. Back in my day there were only about ten of them which would be a manageable number, but with there being about 30 now I’m not sure we’ll succeed!