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