I've broken it down into 8 pictures and I'll explain along the way.
2. Make a smaller oval shape for the head.
3. For the legs, start with a tear drop shape and then using your thumb and forefinger, pinch the bottom part of the tear-drop to shape it into a foot. This is shown in Picture 3 (before and after).
4. Make longer tear-drop shapes for the arms.
Now that we have the main parts done, it's time to piece teddy together.
5. Gently stick a piece of spaghetti or a toothpick into the bear's body. If you're using a toothpick, then please let whoever it is you're giving the bear to know about it. Otherwise a spaghetti stick would be safer and edible. Attach the legs with a bit of water from a brush to the bottom of the body. Attach the arms around the top of the body with some water too. You can arrange how you want your arms to hang. Mine are going to hold a heart.
6. For the head, flatten a small ball of fondant for the snout. Use 2 tear-drop shapes for the ears. Attach the ears by poking a small hole into the sides of the head and inserting the ears with a bit of water. I usually like to flatten them out a bit more once they're attached and make them more oval. You can also use a ball tool to imprint a small dent into each ear if you like.
7. Run a stitching tool up the bear's front body, over the top and bottom front of the head and snout. If you don't have a stitching tool, use a knife to gently run a line or a toothpick to poke holes along like a stitch. Or you can leave this step out. I used the broader end of a piping tip as a curve to indent a smile on the snout. Now gently attach the head to the body with a bit of water, poking it into the toothpick (or spaghetti).
8. Add final details for the eyes and nose with a bit of black or brown fondant (or even blue, your choice!). For the nose, roll a piece of fondant in the shape of an oval (or triangle), and for the eyes, two tiny balls of black fondant. I made the heart by rolling a tear-drop shape then denting the broader part with a toothpick. Shape it to the way you like it. I used a couple of heart sprinkles for the bottom of the feet.
And that's it, your bear is complete! Add your own personality to it by changing colour or size. Have fun and do let me know how it turns out! :)
If you found this tutorial useful, I would appreciate some comments on it. Thanks!