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by Lorine Mason

In 1902, President Teddy Roosevelt lent his name to a plush bear after a story evolved about him not shooting a bear cub, because it could not defend itself. The teddy bear is 100 years old in 2002.


You will need:

  • Shadow construction paper - brown, yellow
  • Four 1¼2 " metal brads
  • Polyester stuffing
  • Two 10mm Wiggle eyes
  • 7mm Brown pom pom
  • Scissors
  • Clothespins
  • 1¼8 " Hole punch
  • Pencil
  • Black permanent marker
  • Glue
  • Chop stick or pencil
  • Ribbon
  • 2 Buttons


1. Trace the vest pattern piece onto yellow shadow construction paper and the remaining pattern pieces onto brown. Cut out.
2. Glue the yellow vest onto one of the body sections. On the same body section, glue the small ear pieces onto each ear and the muzzle onto the face. Glue the pairs of body sections (body, arms, and legs) together leaving a small opening in each.
3. Push a small amount of stuffing into the body, arm and leg sections. Use a chop stick or pencil to carefully push the stuffing into corners.



4. Glue the openings together. Use clothespins to hold in place until dry. Remove clothespins.
5. Assemble the bear by punching a hole in shoulders of body and at the top of each arm. Punch a hole in the top of each leg section and at the base of the body. Attach legs and arms to the body with brads so the limbs can move.
6. Glue a ribbon bow and buttons to vest. Glue wiggle eyes and the pom pom nose in place.
7. Using the permanent marker, add a mouth and dots for whiskers.

Glue body, arm and leg
pieces together.


Push stuffing into body with
a pencil.

Attach arms and legs to body with brads.



Strathmore Kids™ Series Shadow Paper; Darice® Pom Pom, Wiggle Eyes; Fiskars® Scissors, Hole Punch

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