What’s the buzz? Well, we are buzzing about this super fun and simple beehive craft made with pipe cleaners, pom poms, and bubble wrap! It is common for little ones to be afraid that bees might sting, but honeybees are actually the friendliest of bees. They also make delicious honey and are wonderful pollinators! That means they help plants grow! To learn more about bees and to see this craft in action, check out the Caitie’s Classroom episode Buzzing Bees! Now, let’s buzz to it!
Things You Need
- Bubble wrap
- Paint – yellow and orange
- Construction paper – brown, blue, yellow, and green
- Yellow pom poms
- Black pipe cleaner
- Craft glue
- Glue stick
- Paintbrush – we used a sponge paintbrush
- Crayon or marker
- Small piece of white paper
- Googly eyes
To make the honeycomb texture of the beehive, we use bubble wrap! Use your paintbrush to brush orange paint onto the bubble wrap and stamp the bubble wrap onto your yellow construction paper. Let it dry.
To make the branch and leaves your beehive will hang from, cut out a branch from brown construction paper and some leaves from green construction paper. Use your marker or crayon to add some details.
Once your honeycomb is dry, cut out a beehive shape.
Glue all your cutouts onto your blue construction paper to make your picture!
Now let’s make the bees!
Start by cutting your black pipe cleaners in half. Then wrap them around a yellow pompom. It is easiest to make an X shape on one side as you wrap them around.
Fold a small piece of white paper in half and cut out a half wing shape from the fold to make little wings for your bee.
Then using white glue, glue the wings and googly eyes onto the bee.
Now your bees can fly home to their hive!
These little bees are great for counting practice – count how many bees you have or have your little one place a certain number of them on the hive. You can also practice colors by having your little bees visit different colored flowers before returning to the hive! While you play with your beehive, here are some of our favorite songs about bees to have playing in the background! Buzz buzz!
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