This bumblebee craft for kids is so fun and simple to make. Just start with some pompom painting and then add the texture of newspaper print for the stripes. Tearing the newspaper is a great way to practice bilateral coordination (aka-working the hands together), which is a precursor for learning to use scissors. Add whatever details make you happy to this adorable bee art.
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SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG
- Construction paper
- Yellow paint
- Glue stick
- Mini black pompoms (optional)
Making this bee craft doesn’t take much at all, but even if it did you wouldn’t need to run to the store if you’ve used our master list of craft supplies to fill your kids’ craft bag. We stick to this list when making every single creative project on this site (and in our SHOP). Trust me that using this approach will mean that you will have more times when crafting with your kids actually happens instead of looking back at missed opportunities.
Bumblebee Craft Instructions
Step 1: Paint
- Choose a color of construction paper for the bacckground of your bee craft for kids.
- Pinch a medium pompom with a clothespin to form a “paint brush”.
- Now squeeze out some yellow paint on a paper plate or a scrap of newspaper.
- Tap paint a large yellow oval right in the middle of your construction paper.
Step 2: Add the Newspaper Stripes
- Find a section of newspaper with some print.
- Tear 3 strips of newspaper that are about 1″ wide and adjusted to whatever length you need to fit your bee.
- Once the paint has dried, use the glue stick to attach the strips to your bee.
Step 3: Add Details to Your Bee Art
- Now let’s add some details to your bumblebee. Start by giving your bee some antennae. We added little black pompoms to the ends for a finishing touch.
- Then add whatever details you would like to your bee craft. We added a flower, but you can add whatever you like.
Now that you know how to make a bee, it’s time give your art some personality. Really make it your own. Who says that your bee even needs to be yellow. Maybe yours is rainbow striped or covered in plaid. Maybe your bee is hot pink or green. The only limit is your imagination.
One of the best ways to elevate crafting is to pair it with a good book. With this combination you get all of the benefits of crafts, like improving fine motor skills and scissor skills, and the benefits of reading together, like improving basic literacy skills and language skills.
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