I have loved Paddington Bear for as long as I can remember. I even have a stuffed Paddington that I take travelling with me.
First of all, he lived in England. I was always fascinated with British history and culture so the little bits I would read about in his books were enthralling to me. Secondly, he was an adorable bear. I mean, who can resist an adorable bear? When you add to it that he was an adorable bear who needed a home – well now that’s a story that will tug at my heartstrings and make me want to adopt him myself. Finally, I think it’s his ability to spread good cheer and his propensity for getting into mischief that really gets me. I have always been a fan of stories of unconditional love – Paddington, Curious George, and Pippi Longstocking were all childhood favourites because of that.
So, in honour of Paddington 2 being released, here is a roundup of my favourite Paddington Bear crafts, recipes, and more from around the internet. There are some incredibly cute ideas here – so much so that I want to throw a Paddington party and share these with my friends!
Paddington Cupcakes – Cutefetti – https://cutefetti.com/2018/01/paddington-bear-cupcakes.html
DIY Paddington Treat Bags, Straw Holders, and Other Party Ideas – Make and Takes – https://www.makeandtakes.com/paddington-bear-party-ideas
Paddington Headband and Free Printables – Dollar Store Crafts – http://dollarstorecrafts.com/2014/12/tutorial-paddington-ears-headband-free-printables/#printables
Marmalade Loaf Cake – Rainy Day Mum – https://rainydaymum.co.uk/marmalade-cake-for-paddington-bear-family-movie-time/
Paddington Pizza – Bento Monsters – http://www.bentomonsters.com/2013/08/bear-pizza.html?m=1
Paddington Cupcakes – Living Locurto – https://www.livinglocurto.com/paddington-bear-cupcakes-2/
Paddington Paper Plate Craft – JDaniel4’s Mom – https://jdaniel4smom.com/2015/01/paddington-bear-paper-plate-craft.html
Paper Origami Paddington – Red Ted Art – https://www.redtedart.com/paper-paddington-bear-craft/
TP Roll Paddington – Red Ted Art – https://www.redtedart.com/paddington-bear-craft-using-tp-rolls-of-course/
Paddington Donuts and Milk – Living Locurto – https://www.livinglocurto.com/paddington-bear-donuts-recipe/
Busy Bear suitcase inspired by Paddington – No Time for Flashcards – https://www.notimeforflashcards.com/2014/11/busy-bear-suitcase-inspired-paddington.html
Paddington’s Stacked Marmalade Cakes – Tonya Staab – http://www.tonyastaab.com/2018/01/paddingtons-orange-marmalade-mini-stacked-cakes.html
Marmalade Muffins – Mommy Snippets – https://mommysnippets.com/orange-marmalade-nut-muffins/
Paddington’s Marmalade – The Food Hussy – http://www.thefoodhussy.com/2017/12/recipe-giveaway-paddington-2-tickets.html
Marmalade Snack Mix – Rural Mom – http://www.ruralmom.com/2017/12/paddington-2-marmalade-mix.html