How To Draw a Christmas Teddy Bear

Teddy Bears come in all shapes, colours and sizes. But drawing a Christmas bear is a fun activity that can really get you in the festive mood. To sketch your teddy bear artwork follow the step-by-step video tutorial and drawing guide below. The guides are suitable for children aged 5 and above, but also extremely helpful for anyone trying illustration for the first time.

Art materials needed:

A plain sketchpad to draw on, a sharp pencil to draw with, an eraser to rub out messy lines, a black marker pen to go over pencil lines, and a bunch of colouring pencils or felt tip pens to add a splash of colour!

  • As with many of our pencil sketches, we start drawing our teddy bear with a circle. Thes circlular shape is going to be the teddy bear's head.

  • Then we move on to Teddy's body. From the middle of the head draw a very soft-looking triangle, a bit like the shape of a salt shaker on your dining table.

  • Our head and body is looking great. Rub away those inside pencil lines now so you can draw on the teddy bear's face.

    To do this, make a small circle. Inside this, mark out an upside down trinagle for the teddy's nose, and undereath this draw the letter W. Congrats - this is a friendly-looking smile!

  • Some more detail now. Sketch out a pair of teddy bear eyes above the mouth. And a round pair of ears, either side of the head. And just below Teddy's neck, a line for the collar.

  • We are drawing a Christmas Teddy Bear after all, so let's dress our furry friend in a floppy festive hat. Complete with a bobble.

  • The final part of our teddy drawing now... we need to gift our bear a big, fat pair of legs. Those small circles inside are it's paw marks. And a set of arms resting by the side. That's it, we are done with part one!

  • Time for the black marker. This part is so much fun.

    Trace over the main pencil outlines, all except the parts we drew for guidelines like inside the head and ears.

    Once you’re done you may want to let the ink dry for a minute of two before you pick up the eraser to rub out those pencil lines in case they smudge.

    Grab your eraser, and gently rub out the pencil. Take your time.

  • The final part of our teddy bear art is adding a layer of colour. Grab your felt tip pens or coloured pencils and take out a few shades of red for our bear's body and head, a bright red for the Christmas hat, and perhaps a light blue or green for the eyes.

    Take your time colouring in and have fun.

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