Bees are important to our everyday lives. They help bring us flowers, fruits, vegetables, honey, and so much more. Learning about bees will help kids understand that these little creatures are more than just stinging and buzzing insects – they are helpful friends that we should love and appreciate.
Here are 20 fun bumble bee crafts for toddlers inspired by our bumblebee friends for your littles to enjoy.
Recycle your used egg cartons to make this Recycled Egg Carton Bee. To start, cut a portion of the egg carton and paint it a bright yellow color. Use a black yarn or string to create the bee stripes in black. Complete the look with a pair of googly eyes and cut out paper for the wings.
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This egg carton bee craft above also appears in our Animal Projects for Preschoolers blog.
This Bee Finger Puppet is one of the easiest bee crafts for kids on the list. Cut an oval from a sheet of paper and color it yellow. Use a black marker to draw the black stripes and mouth. Add a pair of googly eyes and a pair of fuzzy wires for the antennas. Make two holes at the bottom where you can insert your fingers to finish up the puppet.
Learn the step-by-step guide here.
There are a lot of kids’ crafts you can do with your old toilet paper rolls. Simply paint the carton roll yellow and use paper cutouts to form the bee stripes, antennas, and wings. Draw the bee’s eyes and mouth to complete the look. Check the craft kids tutorial here.
Paper Plate Bees is another easy bee craft. Paint or color your unused paper plate yellow. Use a marker and paper cutouts to form the bumble bee’s stripes, eyes, and mouth. Use blue paper cutouts to create the wings and finish with a pair of fuzzy wires for the antennas. Check it out here.
These planter bees are not only cute but also very useful in the garden. Paint your extra clay pots with black and yellow stripes to create the bumblebee look. Use yellow paper cutouts for the wings and a pair of black wires for the antenna. Finish the look by adding a black ball where the wings meet in the middle.
You can use this adorable bee headband for your bee-themed parties or even when just playing around with your siblings. Use a yellow paper cutout that will fit your head. Draw the bee stripes and mouth using markers. Add a pair of googly eyes and fuzzy wires to complete the bee headband.
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This Paper Weave Bee is so interesting and fun to make. Cut yellow and black paper strips and weave them together to form the bumblebee. Use circle and oblong paper cutouts to form the bee’s head, eyes, and wings. Glue the cutouts to make the Paper Weave Bee.
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You only need some paper cutouts in the colors yellow, white and black to make these cute and charming bumble bee bookmarks. Use a marker to outline the bee’s wings, cheeks, and lips to complete the smiling bumblebee look. Check it out via this link.
Another bee craft that is fun for kids to make is the Bee Popsicles! Glue yellow and black popsicles together in alternating colors to form the bumblebee. Draw the lips and add a pair of googly eyes and fuzzy wires for the antenna. Use cloth cutouts for the wings. Check out the full guide here.
You will surely have fun playing with these Bumble Bee Straw Puppets. Use a yellow paper strip and a black market to form the stripes. Fold the paper strip and punch a hole to insert the strip over the straw. Finish the Bumble Bee Straw Puppet with a pair of googly eyes.
Full tutorial here.
You can do so much with a rock you can find laying around. Just paint the rock with black and yellow stripes. Paint other details such as the eyes and wings and there you have your Bumble Bee Rocks!
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3D Bumble Bee Pop-Up Card
This 3D Bee Pop-Up Card is a creative way for kids to send DIY greeting cards. Cut out paper in colors black, yellow and white. Fold the cutouts and glue them on the card to create the 3D Bumble Bee. You can add 3D plants and flowers to your bumblebee pop-up card as well.
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You only need some unused paper cups to make these Paper Cup Bumble Bees. Paint the cup with yellow and black stripes. Create the bee’s head using paper cut-outs and googly eyes and attach it to the paper cup.
Check out the full guide here.
A simple black dress can be so much cuter when turned into this DIY Bumble Bee Costume that little girls can use at Halloween parties. Attach yellow stripes to the black dress to create the bumblebee look. Complete the look with a headband adorned with yellow and black fuzzy wires and a pair of bee wings.
Bottle Cap Bees is another craft you can make out of recycled materials! Just simply paint some used bottle caps black and yellow to create these cute little bees.
The full guide can be found here.
Do you have spare clothespins at home? Give some to your children for them to enjoy creating these cute bees!
This bee craft is the perfect bonding activity on a warm afternoon. Simply follow the steps here to get started.
Slime tends to be a favorite for kids to play with. When we come across some slime and start playing with it, we tend to get lost in thought as we marvel at how fun and squishy the slime feels on our hands. So, this DIY bee honey slime craft would be perfect to make with your kids!
Learn how to do it here.
We know that flowers are more than enough to spice up your garden’s colors and vibe. Little DIY decorations make it more interesting especially when they are made by your kids!
Learn how to create these bee spoons plant sticks and let your child decorate your garden with them!
For this pom pom pet bee craft, all you need are some pom pom, wool, pipe cleaners, and your trusted scissors. You may already have most of these crafts around your home. Once gathered, you can enjoy creating this craft with your kid, and soon, they’ll have a fluffy new friend to play with!
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There are just so many kids’ crafts you can make with paper bags including this paper bag bee kid’s craft. Gather some black and yellow paint, black markers, some pipe cleaners, and a pair of googly eyes and you and your child are set to create this colorful, adorable bee craft.
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