Egg Carton Bee Craft for Kids

Make this cute, little bee craft using an egg carton and yarn! This easy insect activity is great for preschool and kindergarten and perfect to do in the spring, summer, or for Earth Day. Be sure to check out all kinds of creative insect crafts made from recycled materials at the end of the post!

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bee craft for kids using egg carton

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Today I’m teaming up with some of my favorite craft bloggers for a super fun challenge- making insects out of recycled materials! Be sure to check them all out at the bottom of this page!

With the weather warming up, we’ve been seeing all kinds of bugs and insects outside- especially bumblebees! We decided to use an egg carton as a base for our adorable baby bee craft for kids.

I love the simplicity of this art project and especially love the fine motor practice it provides little hands.


Egg Carton Bee Craft for Kids

Materials for Egg Carton Bee Craft



bee craft for kids using egg carton


Directions for Egg Carton Bee Craft

1. Cut your egg carton into sections. You’ll need one section per bee.


2. Paint your egg carton section with yellow paint and let dry. (If your egg carton is dark, you can paint it white first and let it dry. Then paint yellow over the white.)


3. Make a small snip in the bottom, front edge of your painted egg carton. Slip one end of a piece of black yarn into the slit.


4. Wrap the black yarn around your yellow bee body. Make another small slit on the opposite, back end of your bee body. Slip the end of your yarn into the slit to hold it in place. Cut off any extra yarn.


egg carton bee craft


5. Glue some googly eyes onto your bee’s face. (We like to use glue dots or quick drying glue.) Draw a mouth using a black marker.


6. Cut out some small wings from your white construction paper and glue on top of your bee.


Use your finished bees for creative play or to decorate your home or classroom for spring or summer. You can attach a string at the top and hang from the ceiling to make your bees fly!



egg carton bee craft for kids


More Insect Crafts from Recycled Materials


insect crafts made from recycled materials


Cardboard Tube Grasshopper  The Craft Train

Egg Carton Bee  Buggy and Buddy

Recycled Milk Jug Dragonfly from Kids Craft Room

Recycled Lid Caterpillar  Fireflies and Mud Pies

Recycled Bee Craft  I Heart Crafty Things

Butterfly Wall Hanging  Make It Your Own

Recycled CD Ladybug from I Heart Arts n Crafts


Egg Carton Baby Bee Craft for Kids: Turn an empty egg carton into a cute bumblebee. Easy art activity for preschool or kindergarten! (Great for insect or bug units and perfect for spring, summer, or Earth Day!) ~


  1. These baby bees are the cutest! What a charming idea Chelsey.


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