For the first option you need two small and one large paper plate. Cut one small paper plate in half. Paint all of them brown. After they have dried, assemble the project. The small halves are ears and the other small is the muzzle. Finish the bear by adding wiggly eyes, a pompom nose and a mouth made with a black marker.
To make the second option hot glue a paper bowl to a paper plate. Then have the children paint it brown. After it is dry, glue a pompom nose on. Cut ears by rounding the corners of two pieces of brown construction paper that are 2x3". Cut eyes by rounding the corners of black construction paper that is .75x.75".
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