Yarn-Wrapped Egg Carton Bee Craft for Kids

Here is an egg carton bee craft for kids with a unique twist- yarn wrapped black stripes! Not only is this insect craft adorable, but it’s super fun to make too and perfect for preschool and kindergarten.

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Recently we made some super cute baby bees using single portions of an empty egg carton. This bug craft is similar, but uses three sections of an egg carton to make a bee rather than one. And it has the added fun factor or wrapping black yarn around it to make the black stripes providing fine motor practice for little hands!

 

yarn wrapped egg carton bee craft for kids

Yarn-Wrapped Egg Carton Bee Craft

 

Materials for Egg Carton Bee Craft

 

Directions for Egg Carton Bee Craft

1. Cut your egg carton into sections of three. (These craft scissors are great for cutting egg cartons- too sharp for young kids though. I use them all the time for my own crafts.)

 

2. Paint your egg carton with yellow paint and let dry.

 

3. Cut off a long piece of black yarn. Tie one end onto your egg carton. Wrap the entire piece of yarn around the egg carton to make a black stripe. Knot the end onto wrapped yarn. Do this again for another stripe. (Younger children might just want to wrap black yarn all over the egg carton rather than in stripes. That works too!)

 

wrap yarn around your egg carton bee

 

4. Glue googly eyes onto your egg carton and draw a black mouth.

 

5. Cut out two thin strips of black paper. Accordion fold them and glue them to the top of the bee’s head to make antennae. (I like to use quick drying glue or a hot glue gun, but regular school glue will work too.)

 

egg carton bee craft face

 

6. Cut out two white wings and glue them to the bee’s body.

 

 

 

7. Let the bee craft dry and use it for creative play, storytelling, or to decorate your home or classroom!

 



 

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Egg Carton Bee Craft for Kids with Yarn: Make a bumble bee art project and practice fine motor skills with yarn wrapping too! Great addition to a unit on bugs or insects and fun to do for Earth Day or in spring or summer! ~ BuggyandBuddy.com