Make this cute little bee craft while learning about the different parts of insects!
This is a super quick fun craft and you need minimal materials. If you have a budding entomologist, you can also explore other insects and make a collection! This craft takes less than half an hour, super fun to make too!
You will need:
- A sturdy piece of cardboard (I used a 20x25cm piece)
- Coloured sheet of paper
- Yellow pom poms
- Felt in black and yellow (coloured paper will work just as well but my kids love the “touchy, feely”aspect of felt.)
- Black pipe cleaners
- Googly eyes
- Coloured tracing paper
What to do:
Cut a piece of coloured paper to size and cover the cardboard, you can paint the background if prefered. Using paper will be quicker though.
Cut a circle and oval shape out of the yellow felt. Glue a few black stripes out of the black felt onto the oval to make the abdomen.
Cut the larger pom pom in half, glue onto the background. Glue thorax and abdomen in place. Next cut six equal length pieces of pipe cleaner and glue the legs.
Cut smaller pieces of pipe cleaners for the mandible and antennae and glue into place.
Glue the smaller pom pom onto the thorax, cut the wings out of the coloured tracing paper and glue onto the pom pom.
Add eyes to the bee.
Lastly, cut and write (or print) the labels for all the different parts and let the kids glue it in the correct places. Draw lines to connect the labels to the various parts.
A fun craft activity- or craftivity, to learn about parts of an insect!