Bumblebee Art

For a fun art project, I gave my students an outline of a bee body printed on yellow construction paper. They had to cut out the body and then draw a face on their bee. I then gave them some strips of black paper that they tore into small pieces to make stripes. They also used the strips of paper to make antennae. After the glue was dry we used the extra film from the laminating machine and let the children trace their hands and cut out to make “wings”. The kids really enjoyed doing this activity and it’s a great way to utilize that extra film that is always coming out from the laminator!

Paper Plate Bee:

For each child you will need:

small paper plate
yellow construction paper circle (smaller than the plate) black pipe cleaner small coffee filter black & yellow paint

1-Paint paper plate yellow
2-staple or tape circle to the top of paper plate 3-finger paint black stripes onto bee, and add facial features 4-staple or tape coffee filters to each side of plate for wings.
5-tape pipe cleaner to the back of “head” for antennae.

Here is a cute idea to make a beehive. We had lots of fun making up the “beehive pokey” and dancing around with these!

Cut white construction paper into a beehive shape.

Paint bubble wrap using a piece of sponge (Yellow paint)

Press bubble wrap onto white construction paper.

Add thumbprint bees or bee stickers for a nice added touch.

Add a large craft stick to the back of the artwork, and now you have a “beehive puppet”!

I cut out a beehive from yellow construction paper and then I have the children put their index finger, or any finger, in an ink pad and stamp all over the beehive. Then they take a marker to make the wings and eyes. I actually made it when I was a preschooler and the kids seem to like it.

Honeycomb Hive

Need: Honeycomb cereal, bee stamp, or black and yellow construction paper

Directions: Honeycomb cereal makes a great hive. Glue a grouping of the cereal pieces next to each other on a sheet of paper. Add the active bees by stamping them around the hive with an ink stamp shaped like a bee or create bees with tiny scraps of black and yellow paper glued together.

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