Grab a few basic art supplies to create this simple bumbles bee craft with your child or students. This insect craft is perfect for toddlers, preschoolers and on up!
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Spring is in the air which means it’s the perfect time to learn all about bugs and insects! We’ve been seeing all kinds of lively bees out in our yard and fairy garden busily pollinating, leading Theo to have all kinds of questions about bees (or ‘buzzle bees’ as he calls them). As a part of our learning we decided to make this bumble bee art project for kids! (This post contains affiliate links.)
Bumble Bee Art Project for Kids
Materials for Bumble Bee Art Project
- 12 x 18 inch piece of thick, white paper (like this construction paper)
- Scraps of white and black paper
- Black pipe cleaners
- Tempera paint in black and yellow (This is our favorite tempera paint.)
- Glue and/or tape
Directions for Making Bumble Bee Art Project
1. Start by painting black and yellow stripes across your large sheet of white paper with your tempera paint.
Theo loved that he was making a pattern and counted how many stripes we both made.
2. Once the paint dries, fold your paper in half horizontally to cut out your bee shape.
I drew a pencil line on the paper for Theo (age 3) to use as a guide for cutting, while Lucy (age 6) did it on her own.
3. Cut out two white circles for eyes. Color black dots in the center and glue them onto your bee. (I cut out the circles for Theo, and he drew the black circles in the center and glued them himself.)
4. Cut out a black stinger and glue it on your bee.
5. Take two pipe cleaners and round the tops to form antennae for your bee. Tape them in place.
6. You can even add some white wings if you want!
Hang your adorable bumble bees up for spring!