Bumble Bee Art

Bumble Bee Art

Bumble Bee Art

Bumble Bee Art projects for preschoolers through second grade.

Footprint Bees

Have the children dip their feet in yellow paint and then step on a large piece of construction paper.  Let the footprints dry.  The next day, let the children draw black stripes on the body.  They can also glue on googly eyes and use pipe cleaners for antennae.

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 the 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.

Here is an easy idea for bumblebees using two craft stems (formerly known as pipe cleaners), a bit of yellow tissue paper and a pencil. Holding one end of the stems at one end of the pencil, twist the entire stems around and around the pencil. When done, squeeze the stems together like a spring and remove from the pencil. This is the bee’s body. Squeeze a small rectangle of yellow tissue between the sections of the body near the “head” end. These are the wings.
Easy, cute and just the right size!

I die rice with yellow food coloring. I cut out large ovals out of black posterboard or construction paper (posterboard holds the rice better) I cut a smaller circle out of the black paper. I cut wings out of vellum (white see-through paper) or wax paper. I let the kids glue the yellow rice in stripes on the oval shape which is the bee’s body. They glue the head on (the circle) and then add wiggle eyes, white pipe cleaners, and black pom-poms for the antennas….add the wings and have to be the cutest bee I have yet see created!

Honey Art

FIRST—-Make sure no children in your class is allergic to honey!

You need:
Food Coloring
Plastic Spoons
Small bowls
White Paper Plates (Not Styrofoam)

Pour the honey into several small bowls. Using the food coloring, make the honey in each bowl a different color. Have the children dip the plastic spoons into the honey and drizzle it onto the white paper plates. Yummy, sticky fun!!!!!

Give the kids a piece of paper and have them paint a tree with brown paint and a paintbrush. When they’re done with their tree, give them a shallow container of yellow paint and have them dip their fingertips into the paint. Then they can make bee prints onto and around the tree with their fingertips. Looks really neat when they’re finished.

Paper bag bees: For children three years old. All you need are paper lunch bags, yellow and black paint, newspaper to stuff them, yellow construction paper for wings and string to hang them. Let the children paint the bags yellow and black. The next day they can stuff them and add the wings. You can hang them from the ceiling.