• Fifi Colston

Crafts with Fifi: Be the Best-Loved Bear!


The Best Loved-Bear by Diana Noonan, illustrated by Elizabeth Fuller is a Kiwi classic picture book. First released 23 years ago, this book, like the bear it is named after, has withstood the test of time and was re-released this month.

Keep your hands and brain busy with glue, tape and scissors – and have crafty fun with Fifi: make your child into a giant teddy-bear.

cover putangitangi walks

1. What you need

what you need teddy

2. Download and Print the Template

3. Trace the Template

4. Fancy folding

fancy folding

5. Snipping and Stapling

take him for a walk

6. Paint your Bear Mask!

7. Finishing touches

Find out more about The Best-Loved Bear, by Diana Noonan and Elizabeth Fuller (Scholastic NZ) here.

Download the PDF for this craft to take home.

Never be stuck for something to do! Keep your hands and brain busy with glue, tape and scissors – and have crafty fun with Fifi!

Fifi Colston

Fifi Colston

Fifi Colston is a freelancer with fingers in many creative pies. She is a published junior fiction novelist, children’s book illustrator of more than 30 titles, poet and a long standing television presenter of arts and crafts on firstly TVNZ’s What Now and then The Good Morning Show. Fifi is a veteran of Wearable Arts; a finalist and award winner over 21 years with 23 entries in show. She also works in the New Zealand film industry as a costumier, puppet maker and illustrator.

When she has a moment, Fifi visits schools and community groups, inspires budding artists and writers and runs workshops in creative process. You can find her at http://fificolston.blogspot.com.



Check out more of Fifi's crafts here!

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