I have a pretty traumatic fear of bees. When it comes to things that I am personally afraid of, bees and those with stingers have to be right at the top. In fact, I’d rather come across a field of snakes or a gang of tarantulas than a swarm of bees. However, they do make for some really cute spring crafts. And while I’m not fond of real life bees, I quite adore our Garden Bees Interactive Craft.
If you need more fun with bees, and by fun with bees I mean bees that aren’t real, we also have this Cute Cork Bees Craft, Milk Jug Bumble Bees, and these bzzzing Pasta Bees Craft. So many great spring bee crafts to go along with our Garden Bees Interactive Craft.
For our Garden Bees Interactive Craft you will need a sturdy paper plate, a stapler, scissors, glue, a black sharpie, tape, flower stickers, and a wooden skewer to make the bee puppet. You will also need acrylic paint in blue as well as cardstock in green, yellow, and white.
Garden Bees Interactive Craft
- Paper plate
- Acrylic paint – 2 different shades of blue
- Cardstock – green, yellow, white
- Black sharpie
- Large flower stickers
- 1” hole punch
- Wooden Skewer
Start by painting a sturdy paper plate a sky blue color.
Swirl in another shade of blue for added texture and depth. Let paint dry.
Trace the paper plate on a sheet of green cardstock. Cut out. Cut the circle of green roughly in half in a jagged edge pattern.
Staple around the edges of the bottom of the paper plate, leaving the actual bottom of the paper and plate unstapled.
Cut strips from the green paper. Glue along the top of the green paper. Fold the points of the strips down in random patterns.
Apply flower stickers to the back of the paper plate, stems behind the green paper. If you don’t have large flower stickers, you can cut out your own flowers or draw them on.
Now punch out circles of yellow paper with the 1” hole punch. Draw stripes with the black sharpie, as well as a dot for the eye. Also, cut wing shapes from the white paper. Glue in place.
Attach the bee to a wooden skewer with tape. You can snip the point of the skewer to keep from poking anyone.
Insert bee into the opening left on the bottom of the paper plate. You can also make a few more bees to glue onto the paper plate.
Check out more of our fun spring craft ideas for kids at Our Kid Things!