Here’s something to get you buzzing! Take a look at this Cute Popsicle Stick Bee Craft. These bumble bees are adorable, with vibrant yellow and black stripes and cleverly made translucent wings they look quite the buzziness!
These homemade bees are easy to make with supplies you’ve probably got lurking in your craft cupboard already. This is such a lovely bee craft for Spring and Summer and kids young and old.
Gather up your kids and let’s get buzzy crafting!
(This post was first published May 2018 and has been republished for your convenience.)
Now the weather’s getting warmer it’s great to get outside with the kids and give them opportunities to notice all the little creatures, plants and animals that are bursting into life around them. Here are some other cute Summer crafts you might like to try too. Just click on the photos to go straight to the instructions and scroll on down to see how easy it is to make this adorable popsicle stick bee craft.
Cute Popsicle Stick Bee Craft Tutorial
Bumble Bee Craft Supplies
- Mini Popsicle Sticks
- Plastic Milk Containers
- Black and Yellow Paint
- Black Pipe Cleaners
- Googly Eyes
- Black and Red Posca Paint Pens
- Paint Brush
How To Make A Cute Popsicle Stick Bumble Bee Craft
1 – Glue 7 mini popsicle sticks together by using an eighth stick across the back.
2 – Paint the popsicle sticks yellow and leave them to dry.
3 – To make your bumble bee’s stripes paint every other popsicle stick black. (If you are making this bee craft with very young children they might find it easier to paint the sticks yellow and black before glueing them together.)
4 – Wash and dry a plastic milk jug and cut out some flat areas. Draw out your wing shapes onto the plastic and cut them out. You can make a card template first to trace around if you prefer.
5 – Carefully cut out your wings making sure you have two pairs for each popsicle stick bee. We made one large pair and one small pair.
6 – To make the bee’s antennae cut a black pipe cleaner into 4 piece and curl over the ends.
7 – Glue the pipe cleaners onto the back of the bee and some fun googly eyes onto the front.
8 – Finish off your popsicle stick bee craft by glueing on the wings and using your Posca Paint Pens to draw an adorable smile.
This is such an adorable and simple bumble bee craft. Perfect for preschool or kindergarten this Summer. Buzz, buzz!
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