Create Your Own Beehive

Make Your Own Beehive

It is common to be afraid that bees might sting you, but honeybees are the friendliest of bees. Try out this great craft to have a whole hive full of the most friendly bees that will never sting, because they are made of pom poms and pipe cleaners! Create a home for your bees with bubble wrap and paint, and you have a crafty honeybee colony! Now, buzz to it! 

Supplies for Make Your Own Beehive


  • Bubble wrap
  • yellow / orange paint
  • construction paper: brown, blue, yellow, green
  • yellow pom poms
  • black pipe cleaner
  • scissors
  • craft glue
  • glue stick
  • sponge paint brush
  • crayon marker
  • small piece of white paper
Make Your Own Honeycomb

Step 1: Honeycomb texture

Apply yellow /orange paint onto sponge brush and glide across bubble wrap bubble side up. Turn bubble wrap sheet over and press onto construction paper, peel away and let dry.

Make Your Own Beehive Steps

Step 2: Branch and leaves

Using a crayon or marker draw a branch onto brown construction paper and cut out.   Draw leaf shapes and cut out.

Step 3: Glue

Glue branch and leaves onto blue construction paper or color of your choice.

Step 4: Honeycomb

Draw a honeycomb shape onto the honeycomb textured construction paper.  Cut out and glue to connected to the branch.

Make Your Own Beehive Supplies

Step 5: Bee Assembly

Cut black pipe cleaners in half. Wrap half around a yellow pom pom making sure the crossover is at the bottom. Dip a small paintbrush in white glue and dab the backs of the eyeballs add the front of the bee.

Step 6- Bee wings

Fold a small  piece of white paper in half and cut a wing shape . Open the wings and dip in white glue add to the bee.    

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