How to make a bee craft

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How to make a bee craft
Kids of all ages can make easy bumblebee-inspired crafts. (humblebee bumblebee insect image by Pali A from Fotolia.com)

If you're hosting a garden or insect-themed birthday party for a child, create a whimsical bumblebee-inspired table centrepiece. You can also have kids make the crafts as an interactive birthday party project. Set up an arts and crafts table filled with basic craft items, such as paints and markers, along with paper plates. Guests can take their charming bee crafts home as favours at the end of the birthday bash.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Newspaper
  • Sturdy white paper plates
  • Bright yellow and black acrylic craft paints
  • Paintbrushes
  • 2 plastic googly eyes
  • Black marker
  • Waxed paper
  • Scissors
  • Tape

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Cover a work table with a protective layer of newspaper. Turn a sturdy white paper plate upside down and cover the entire surface with bright yellow acrylic craft paint. Allow the plate to dry thoroughly.

  2. 2

    Create 1-inch thick stripes horizontally across the yellow-painted plate using black acrylic craft paint. Allow a space at one end of the plate to create the bee's face.

  3. 3

    Dab craft glue on the backs of two plastic googly eyes and press them onto the end of the plate. Use a black marker to draw eyebrows and a smiling mouth, which will complete the bee's face design.

  4. 4

    Cut a triangle out of black construction paper and glue or tape it to the opposite end of the plate as the bee's stinger.

  5. 5

    Cut two "U" shapes out of waxed paper and tape them onto the top of the plate, slightly angled from each other, as the bee's wings.

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