How to Make Bee Antennae

Updated February 21, 2017

When your children are home on summer break, spend time making bumblebee-inspired crafts with them. Kids can learn about nature while creating whimsical toys or gifts for friends. The crafts also make ideal favours for bee-, insect- or garden-themed birthday parties. Kids can design simple bee antennae crafts using inexpensive plastic headbands and a few basic art supplies. If you hang onto the crafts until fall, use them as part of the child's Halloween bee costume.

Place a dab of hot glue on a black plastic headband just slightly left of centre. Wrap the end of a black, 12-inch pipe cleaner around the headband, pressing it into the glue.

Apply another dab of glue 2 inches to the right of the pipe cleaner. Wrap the end of another black, 12-inch pipe cleaner around the headband over the glue to form two bee antennae.

Bend the tops of the pipe cleaners into decorative curls.

Apply gold glitter glue to the top ends of the pipe cleaners to give the antennae a touch of sparkle. Allow the glue to dry before wearing the headband.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 black, 12-inch pipe cleaners
  • Black plastic headband
  • Hot glue gun
  • Gold glitter glue
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Elizabeth Arnold has written for a wide variety of publications and websites. Her experience includes writing travel features for "Recommend" magazine and packaging marketing copy for both Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Warner Bros. consumer products. Recently, Arnold was a staff writer for "Special Events" magazine. Arnold studied English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.