Brown Bear, Brown Bear Craft for Kids

We experienced a couple of new things while creating this Brown Bear Craft.  I’ve been wanting to try the crayon melting craft for kids, but never had enough crayons around to do it.  Since I was buying several boxes for my daughter to make these Color by Number Valentines, I thought we might as well give it a try with the remaining crayons.

Brown Bear inspired Bear Craft for Kids My Little Me

Funny that we had also never read Brown Bear, Brown Bear.  It is such a cute book! (affl. link below)

After reading it, I thought it would be fun to try to make Brown Bear ourselves using different shades of brown crayons.  So, off we went to melt our crayons.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear Craft

The first step to creating Brown Bear is to melt all of your brown crayons.  To do that, you first need to remove all of the paper.  That could have been really frustrating for the kids and I had I not found this tip to easily peel crayons.

After all of our brown crayons were paper free, I took the easy way out and duct taped them to a piece of white construction paper.  I knew I’d be removing the crayons anyway. I just had the kids randomly place the crayons on the paper.  We used all of the brown variations plus black and white.  Then we used a blow dryer (you can use any  heated blower) to melt the crayons down the paper.  If you need more detailed instructions, try this tutorial on melting crayons.

melted crayon art for brown bear my little me

I couldn’t find any cute bear parts patterns online (sounds kind of disgusting) so I created my own.  Feel free to download it to  use for your Brown Bear.  You can download the pattern here –>  Brown Bear Pattern Pieces

brown bear pattern pieces

We placed the pattern pieces where we wanted them on the melted crayon page.  I wanted certain parts of the bear to be darker than others.  Then we (and I mean me) cut out around the pattern pieces.

brown bear pattern pieces my little me

After our pieces were cut out, I let my preschooler help me glue them in the right places.  And our Brown Bear was born.  And so adorable!

Brown Bear inspired Bear Craft for kids My Little Me

8 comments
Cynthia L - February 21, 2015

This is so cute. When I first saw it I thought it was wood. I know kids would love this! Thanks so much for linking to the This Is How We Roll Thursday link party! I can’t wait to see what you share next week!

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    Jennifer Dickison - February 22, 2015

    Thank you for visiting!

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Barbara Tremblay Cipak - February 21, 2015

What a terrific craft for kids! This is something my boys would have loved to do when they were little (which was a very long time ago!)

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    Jennifer Dickison - February 22, 2015

    It was fun for me to do! Thanks for visiting!

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Fliss Braham - February 22, 2015

Very cute and craft, one to try with the grandchildren. Thanks for sharing

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    Jennifer Dickison - February 22, 2015

    I hope your grandkids enjoy it!

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Dhiyana - March 18, 2015

Terrific idea Jenny!

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Melissa - October 16, 2016

Sorry if I missing something I’ve never done this kind of art before. So you are just sticking the bear pattern on top of the wax and peeling off. Would it work to just melt the crayons onto the template?

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