American Girl Doll Build a Bear Craft

Posted on Feb 27 2017 – 1:48pm
by Rudy

American Girl Doll Build a Bear Craft

A few years ago I made the printable for the American Girl Build a Bear box. However, I never did a full craft or video to go with it! With so many new requests for this craft, I thought it was a good time to finish what I started. Many people make these doll size build a bears at birthday parties. The boxes are a perfect addition to make it a party favor so it’s easy for the guests to take home. They can also color the box before assembly!

Be sure to check out Shelly’s Doll World where she made an entire Build a Bear Workshop! We might make one in future also!

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Watch and tell us your favorite animal from Build a Bear!

American Girl Doll Build a Bear Craft was last modified: February 27th, 2017 by Rudy

41 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. natalie v
    March 26, 2017 at 2:52 pm –

    can you make the flash comic book

  2. natalie v
    March 26, 2017 at 2:51 pm –

    can you make american girl doll flash t-shirts

  3. olaf49
    March 15, 2017 at 10:05 am –

    I made these for my friends b-days! We all love your site. Thanks sooooo much

  4. Kate
    March 10, 2017 at 2:22 pm –

    can you please please please make some build-a-bear clothes???? give a shout out to me..

  5. olaf49
    March 9, 2017 at 7:56 am –

    I am going to print everything out as soon as we get ink. My mom doesn’t let me use a lot of ink though ? I want to make all of you printable crafts but ink is expensive and my mom needs it. ?

  6. olaf49
    March 9, 2017 at 7:54 am –

    I made this, and it’s sooo cute!!! I made a white bear and i was thinking of doing a build a bear stop motion and have a stuffing machine. Can you make one? (Anyone can use this idea if they want to) I was thinking of have felt in bear shapes and boxes with pictures of the bears/animals and at the stuffing machine replace the felt with the pom pom bear. Thanks for making all of these crafts!!

  7. Loretta Houben
    March 6, 2017 at 2:46 pm –

    This was so cute, I immediately printed it out and made it, quite a feat for me! It was easy to do, and I also printed a tiny certificate. I have the perfect size bear which came from the $ store with a Valentine rose (chocolate) that I gave hubby. He said to use the bear for the dolls. LOL Thanks so much for the cute printable.

  8. Lillianna
    March 4, 2017 at 12:17 pm –

    Can you make a sleepover video and make like a bunch of sleepover related items. Thx!

  9. Bobbie F
    March 4, 2017 at 7:19 am –

    Will you make a Girl Scout cookies, a vest and a sash? Please give me a shoutout. I made a sparkly version of the build a bear.

  10. brianne
    March 4, 2017 at 7:14 am –

    can you please make gabrielas dance studio

  11. Nicole G
    March 4, 2017 at 5:19 am –

    You are so cool. can you make letters for the dolls please?

  12. Kate
    March 3, 2017 at 12:36 pm –

    hi, can you make clothes for the build-a-bear?? please

  13. Agfoxes39
    March 2, 2017 at 6:08 pm –

    hi! can you make a doll sized bible and girl scout cookies? that would be so cool!

  14. Svea Lawson
    March 2, 2017 at 5:35 pm –

    Could you please make a vending machine? By the way I love all of your stuff ?

  15. Doll lover 1121
    March 2, 2017 at 3:45 pm –

    Will you make Girl Scout cookies, vest, and paches? And if you do will you give me a shoutout?

  16. dollylover123
    March 2, 2017 at 2:21 pm –


  17. purple crayon
    March 1, 2017 at 5:38 pm –

    Liliana you have the same bear as me! and i was nine when i got my first build a bear. does she have a pink nose and purple eyes?

    February 28, 2017 at 7:36 pm –

    Liliana I think you have the same bear as my sister! my first build a bear was when I was ten. it was a pink bear with a heart nose.

  19. Liliana
    February 28, 2017 at 5:56 pm –

    I love this craft. I got my first Build-a-bear when I was about eight. She is a rainbow colored one with mostly blue. I still like her on my bed when I make my bed. And I TOTALLY agree with Puppyhamster about the bible. I just got one for Christmas and my dolls need one.

    Quick question, do you only do crafts that people request on You_Tube?

    And do you have be forever doll Rebecca? If so let me know. ASAP!

  20. dollylover123
    February 28, 2017 at 4:15 pm –

    I love this craft going to make it once I get pompoms I am going to also make the pompom rug

  21. Jewel
    February 28, 2017 at 3:53 pm –

    Also, definitely do a a Workshop!

  22. Jewel
    February 28, 2017 at 3:52 pm –

    Yes! A bible would be so cute and great!

  23. Purple crayon
    February 28, 2017 at 1:06 pm –

    Can you use hot glue?

    February 28, 2017 at 11:16 am –

    Could u plz make a DIY mac computer & 4 next Christmas a

    DIY nutcracker out of clay & wooden dowels to decorate the fireplace mantel? that would be a good decoration for it!!!


  25. The Doll Noook
    February 28, 2017 at 5:51 am –

    I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS CRAFT!!!! I LOVE IT!!!! At Walmart you can get a tiny build a bear blow up machine that stuffs your tiny build a bear and its perfectly doll sized!

  26. Lulu
    February 28, 2017 at 5:41 am –

    I think there might be something wrong with the printables link. Shouldnt it be the pages to make the box?


  27. purple crayon
    February 28, 2017 at 5:02 am –

    did you color the box with a marker or crayon? or do you have a colored box printable?

  28. purple crayon
    February 28, 2017 at 5:00 am –

    yeah make a bible please!

  29. Puppyhamster
    February 27, 2017 at 6:15 pm –

    please please please make a bible! i don’t care about a shout out just pleas make one!!!

  30. chocolate
    February 27, 2017 at 6:00 pm –

    I think a bible would be an awesome craft

    February 27, 2017 at 5:51 pm –

    can you give me the link to the box i cant find it. please i need help asap!

    • Rudy
      February 27, 2017 at 5:52 pm –

      Sorry about that! I updated it!

  32. Rgivens
    February 27, 2017 at 5:41 pm –

    Where is the printable for the box?

    • Rudy
      February 27, 2017 at 5:53 pm –

      Under materials needed. Bear Box Printable.

  33. purple crayon
    February 27, 2017 at 5:03 pm –

    adorable!! i’m going to get my mom to get me some pom poms and make this! and little yum yum she made the workshop on july 29th 2015, but not the bears.

  34. Ilovedolls
    February 27, 2017 at 4:06 pm –

    I can’t find the box printable?

    • Rudy
      February 27, 2017 at 5:54 pm –

      I updated the post. Try looking now.

  35. Haylee
    February 27, 2017 at 3:31 pm –

    Well she had made the boxes and certificates not the bears. Or a video. And please please please do a workshop!!!

  36. Puppyhamster
    February 27, 2017 at 3:28 pm –

    Are u still going to make a bible or not. Btw i love this craft sooo much! ?

  37. samantha
    February 27, 2017 at 2:57 pm –

    they did .the thing is i made the box already for my home made stuff animal that fit perfectly fits.

    February 27, 2017 at 2:47 pm –

    I thought you crafted this a couple years ago? Or did you not? Idk. But its still so cute! ?