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Corduroy the Bear Craft

The Captain and Baby D’s current favorite book is “Corduroy” by Don Freeman.  I loved this book as a child, so it makes it even more special that the boys love it so much!  My mother, the boys’ Grammy, was the one who introduced Corduroy to the boys, by reading them books when we have visits together.  

Corduroy the Bear

Corduroy is about a little stuff bear in a department store who has lost one of the buttons on his green corduroy overalls.  One night, he goes searching for the button and has many adventures!  The end  has a nice surprise, as well!  It really is a cute, fun, exciting book that all of my kids have loved, and I loved as a child.

We had some old wooden buttons and I thought it would be fun to make our own Corduroy craft.  I went online to see what I could find and as luck would have it, I found a plain Corduroy printable at Twisty Noodle.  The Captain wanted to paint and he, of course, didn’t want ANY help:

corduroy the bear

Baby D is just learning how water colors work.  Paint, water, paper?  Water, paint, water, paper?


After we finished, we glued the wooden buttons onto our bear.  This the Captain’s:


And this is Baby D’s, who got a little help from me because it was just fun to paint our favorite bear!

corduroy craft

There are many books in the “Corduroy” series, so check them out.  Did you love this book as a child?

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Monday 1st of January 2018

I LOVED Corduroy when I was little! This is such a cute activity-- I love that it ties together arts/crafts and reading. And the buttons are a great touch!

Beth P

Sunday 10th of March 2013

Corduroy the Bear was one of my favorites!  My daughter is not into it quite yet, but hopefully soon she will like them- he is not princess enough for her, lol!

Melanie Schemanski

Wednesday 6th of March 2013

Love it! We are going to be blogging through the ABC and wanted to use some of my books for it. This will be great for C!

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