Teddy Bear SWAPS

 

This year in addition to making all of my SWAPS, the camp director asked me to make some for her.  I agreed to make them, as long as they were easy SWAPS.  I knew I would not have time to crochet 200 Texas stars, sew tacos, or paint light sabers.

Just for her, I re-designed my Sock Monkey SWAP from a few years back.  I began with plastic teddy bear cupcake picks I found at the local dollar store.  Using a pair of scissors I was able to remove the pick and save the adorable teddy bear. The bears fit nicely into the 1.5×3 inch bags that she provided me.

If you would like to make some of these for your own use, here is the downloadable pdf SWAP tag…

Teddy Bear SWAP Tag

Happy SWAPPING

 

 

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