Bears on nails - an option only for teenagers? Not at all. We will show nail art options that will suit any age category, because such a design evokes the kindest associations, and everyone needs them without exception

It is unlikely that in the modern world there will be people who have never seen Teddy bears. But to imagine them on the nails clearly did not occur to everyone. We decided to get creative and come up with some design ideas featuring these cute characters.

When is a teddy bear manicure appropriate?

Despite the fact that for many girls a manicure with Teddy bears may seem childish, it can look quite universal. The main thing is to choose a calm color scheme. A manicure made in coffee-beige tones is suitable for office work and for a romantic getaway. If desired, you can even create a wedding manicure with bears.

When going on vacation or to a party, you can prefer brighter shades to a restrained palette. For example, pink.


Ways to create a picture with bears

There are several ways to create a cute pattern with bears on your nails.

Hand painted

Hand painting is the most difficult option. It will take some artistic skills to beautifully draw bears on nails with a brush. This takes practice. Choose this option if you are ready to create and have time to practice.


With stickers, you can make a beautiful manicure with a teddy bear in a couple of minutes, but don't count on the fact that the design will turn out to be original. However, no one forbids combining several stickers at once to make nail art non-standard.


The stamping technique is another option for those who want to get results with minimal effort. It is enough to transfer the image to the nail using a special stamp.

Whatever option you choose, we advise you to look at our step-by-step instructions. In it you will find a lot of useful tips for creating a design with cubs.

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How to draw a teddy bear on nails: step by step photo instructions

To depict a Teddy bear on your nails, you will need:

  • Essie polish - Press Pause;

  • Essie nail polish - Gadget Free;

  • Essie lacquer - Licorice.

  1. 1

    Apply pastel shades on your nails. Wait for complete drying. Prepare in advance also gray varnishes in several shades.

  2. 2

    Create a kind of base by painting over the area where the bear will be placed with gray varnish. Here, accuracy is not required, so you can safely use the brush built into the lid of the lacquer bottle.

  3. 3

    Next, analyze the image you want to create in order to understand in advance which objects in the image overlap each other. For example, in this version, the heart overlaps part of the head, and paws are located on top of the heart. Therefore, first of all, you need to draw the head, then the heart, and only then the paws.

  4. 4

    Teddy Bear has a non-uniform gray color. Therefore, to make the drawing look more interesting and voluminous, mix several shades of varnish without trying to achieve uniformity. If you don't have different shades of gray polish, mix white and black in different proportions, or add black or white polish to the gray you have to get a new color.

  5. 5

    Place the dots where the paws should end. This way you get neat roundings, and you do not need to draw them out with a thin brush. For the front paws, one dots print is enough on top of the heart. For the lower ones, put two overlapping points - so that the heels "look into the lens." From the side of the thigh, you need to put a large dot to make it look more rounded.

  6. 6

    Connect the paws to the body. Due to the fact that you collected unevenly mixed varnish on the brush and dots, the parts of the body will not merge into one spot and the drawing will seem voluminous.

  7. 7

    Highlight the muzzle of the teddy bear with white varnish, and also shade the protruding parts: hips, paws and ears.

  8. 8

    Draw a nose with blue varnish. Use a thin brush to add the characteristic seams and patches of a Teddy bear.

  9. 9

    To make the lines thin, be sure to remove excess varnish on the palette, and also clean the brush from the remnants of dried varnish in a timely manner.

  10. 10

    Short strokes go around the outline of the bear to make it look fluffy.

  11. 11

    To simplify the task, design with the head of a Teddy bear. To do this, draw a contour with a corner of the brush with a minimum amount of varnish - so that the edges are uneven. Fill it with color.

  12. 12

    Dotsom highlight the white part of the face with light gray or white polish.

  13. 13

    Wipe the brush almost dry with a tissue and draw strokes on the ears with a corner.

  14. 14

    Use dots to draw a paw on top of the muzzle.

  15. 15

    Complete the design with strokes, as in steps 8-10. Wait for the polish to dry.

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    The best choice for this design would be a matte top. After all, the glare of light on a glossy coating will distort the fine details of the picture. Done!

fashion nail design ideas for short and long nails

There are several universal manicure options that are suitable for nails of any length. Here are some ideas.

With rhinestones or sequins

When using rhinestones and sparkles in manicure, do it in moderation. You don't want your nail art to be overloaded. A few stones will suffice.


For a French manicure, it is not necessary to use the traditional combination of a nude base and white varnish to decorate the free edges. You can experiment. For example, instead of white, use blue in a jacket. And beat the same color in the bear's hat on the ring finger.

Detailed instructions for creating a French manicure can be found in this video.

Bright decor

If you want to try an even brighter nail design, choose a manicure with red polish and decorate it with decor. Glue rhinestones, draw a bear on one of the nails, and add silver glitter to the free space.

" Knitted" manicure

For the cold season, a “knitted” manicure is perfect. Create a voluminous winter design on the nails of the ring finger with purple varnish. Decorate the middle ones with the image of a bear. And on the rest, draw snowflakes or just cover them with a shiny varnish with large sparkles.


Which design did you like the most? Would you like to try a Teddy bear manicure?