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Spanglish Baby Valentine Craft

What can be cuter than pretend play with this osito de la amistad puppet?

My kids love their stuffed animals especially this old raggedy looking bear. I wanted them to express their love and friendship through pretend play.

I knew that creating my favorite childhood activity-a paper bag puppet- would encourage them to do so.

Here are the step-by-step directions to make one of your own.



  • Paper bag
  • glue
  • marker and pencil
  • scissors
  • 2 sheets of 8.5×11 colored paper
  • 1 sheet of glitter paper- Optional
  • Template shapes {Download here}


 Prep your craft

Print out your template and trace each shape on to the paper color of your choice.

Cut each shape out.




Step by Step Tutorial

Step 1- Measure the circle against the paper bag and with your pencil, draw a line to know where to cut.

Step 2- Cut where you drew your line.

Step 3- Glue your ears on to the bag. Make sure to adhere them to the flap of the bag this will be the head portion of your puppet.

Step 4- Glue the bigger half of your bear head. Make sure to line up the edges to each other.

Step 5- Glue the smaller half of the bear head directly under the flap to line up the edges to recreate the circle.


Step 6- Cut your nose circle in half. Glue them the same as you did on steps 4 and 5.

Step 7- Make sure your circles are aligned.

Step 8- Glue the eyes and the nose. Tip- the nose should be the upside down heart.

Step9- Draw the mouth for your bear with a maker.

All done. ¡A jugar! 

Enjoy these Friendship bears from our familia to yours.

 friendship bears

Happy Valentine’s Day!

¡Feliz día del amor y la amistad!

Check out all the Valentine’s goodies we have for you here and our Valentine’s Pinterest board is really cute too!

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