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Build a Bear Cave

Build a Bear Cave
Messiness: Low
Age Range: 3y - 7y
Estimated Time: <30 mins

Activity Designer

Ticia Messing
12 Projects

We've been studying bears and other forest animals. I've discovered my kids learn best with a visual aid...so we decided to make a home for "Snow Doggy," my son's favorite toy bear.

How We Did It

Build a Bear Cave

Tape down the wide flap of the box, leaving the other flap free. This is going to be the base of your cave.

Build a Bear Cave

Start tearing the paper bag into smaller pieces. If you're like my son, don't forget to act like the Hulk while tearing the bag into smaller bits and pieces!

Build a Bear Cave

Crumple up the torn pieces to give them extra texture. This is a great way to work on fine motor skills.

Build a Bear Cave

Start taping the paper down.

Build a Bear Cave

Slowly cover the box with tape. My son and I got into a nice routine: I'd cut small strips for him, and he'd happily tape and crumple to his heart's content while "Snow Doggy" tried out his new home.

Build a Bear Cave

For the front, we stapled the paper on because the staples would be less visible than the tape we were using.

Build a Bear Cave

My son then trimmed down loose bits of paper.

Build a Bear Cave

Start playing with your new bear cave. (Or in our case, wolf cave.)My son already made a request for us to build another  cave, so that will be a project for another day...

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