Learn how to make a pom pom DIY teddy bear with yarn.
This Teddy Bear craft makes an adorable handmade gift on Mother’s day, Grandparents’ day, Valentine’s day, and Birthdays. This also makes a cute room decor in kids’ rooms.
To make this teddy bear, we make several pom poms with woolen thread or yarn using our hands. This makes it a fun craft to do with kids and is also a great family project.
Choose your favorite color of yarn and get ready to make a mini teddy bear with our easy step-by-step tutorial.
Supplies you need for a DIY Teddy Bear Craft
1. Yarn or knitting wool (I used 3 colors of yarns; Red, White, and Black.)
2. Hot Glue Gun
3. Wiggle Eye Stickers
How to make a pom pom bear at home
You can either watch the video or follow the written steps below it!
First, we will make several pom-poms for this DIY Teddy Bear.
We need two white pom-poms for the teddy bear’s body and head. Then we need six red pom-poms for ears, hands and legs. And lastly, we need a tiny black pom-pom for the teddy bear’s little nose.
So, Let’s learn how to make a teddy bear out of yarn!
First, let’s make a pom-pom for the teddy bear’s body. Wrap the white yarn around your palm approximately 200 times. This may seem like a very big number at first. But once you start, you will find yourself doing it like a pro. 🙂
Carefully remove it from your palm without unwrapping it. Tie a knot using another yarn around its middle part and make sure it is really tight.
Cut open both the sides using scissors and gently fluff it up. Cut off any extra lengths of yarn projecting out. Voila! You have made the first pom-pom for this teddy bear. We will use it for the teddy bear’s body. You can cut this pom-pom to form a slightly oval shape if you prefer.
Make another pom-pom the same way. Make it a little smaller than our previous pom-pom by cutting some extra length from the tips. You have made a pom-pom for the head.
Now, we need to make six small pom-poms for the ears, hands, and legs.
Wrap the red yarn around two of your adjacent fingers approximately 150 times.
Carefully remove it from your palm without unwrapping it. Tie a knot using another red yarn around its middle part and make sure it is really tight. Fluff it up and cut any extra lengths of yarn projecting out.
Make 6 of them.
Lastly, make a black tiny pom-pom for the nose by wrapping the yarn approximately 50 times around one finger and following the same steps as we did for the previous pom-poms.
You have made all the pom-poms for this DIY Teddy Bear. Now, stick them together using a hot-glue gun.
Don’t forget to add the wiggle eye stickers for the teddy bear’s eyes! You may also use two tiny black pom-poms instead!
That’s it! You have made your own cute little Teddy-Bear 🙂 How easy was that?!!
With the above steps, you can make your own small teddy bear at home. Please note, if you are using hot glue, it needs to be handled by grown-ups. Also, this teddy bear may not sit steady unless it is supported at the back.
If you liked this pom-pom Teddy Bear craft, why not check out our tutorial on making a pom-pom rug?
Here is a beautiful DIY pom pom heart.