Bear with love is one of cute craft ideas for Valentine's day. It's easy to make this cute bear with our clay tutorial.
In fact, young kids can follow our tutorial to create their own toys.
Surely, they will proud of their own creation and parents will be happy too because it's so cheap to have family fun activity at home.
We are making bear clay figurine, aren't we? LOL
Alright, so first thing first prepare your clay. You can make your own clay following our recipe and tutorials. My recommendation would be as below:
But, if you prefer to buy the clay, check out our "what clay to buy page" before heading to your local craft store or buying them online.
Once you have your clay ready, knead it well until it's warm, soft and flexible.
Honestly, you can choose any color you like for the bear. For me, I chose light brown.
You will also need white, black and red clay color.
Make the shape like you see in the picture below.
I don't use mold for the heart. You can make that from a ball shape, flatten it then press the top part with your clay tool and reshape it with fingers.
Btw, use toothpick to hold the head.
In the picture, you'll see that I use translucent clay at the mouth area and inside of the ears. It's made of homemade glue which I've added lots of flour to make it hard and malleable.
Here is my homemade glue recipe:
Checkout our video tutorial to make the glue.
For the pants, use your rolling pin to make flat clay and then wrap it halfway to the bottom of the body which is like an oval shape. Then paste the upper legs to the side of the body.
Just to make it unique, I've created polka dot pants for the bear clay figurine :)
When you finish molding all the parts, let's assemble them:
Voila! Our bear with love figurine is done!
We've also done another cute bear clay tutorial for you. This time the bear is wearing red hat.
Our first bear with love looks soooo...cute sitting together with his friend :)
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