This World Bee Day, gather whatever you can find and make these cute bee crafts for kids! Clay, egg cartons, toilet rolls or craft sticks – use them all!
“I am an insect
A hive is my home
I eat some pollen
To make honeycomb”
Who am I?
A bee, of course! Bees are insects that capture every child’s attention, in spite of the stinging! Which other insect has a queen lording over her workers, who tirelessly work to create one of the sweetest things known to man?
Yes, bees are amazing, and the bright black and yellow color scheme of bumble bees make them particularly interesting for kids. So for World Bee Day on 20th May, we’ve collected a bunch of bright and easy bee crafts for kids to make and have fun with.
These crafts range from the super simple to rather complicated projects like the clay tic tac toe. Let your kids choose the one that they want to make and then help them along whenever they buzz for help!
10 Bright and Bubbly Bee Crafts for Kids
Turn wooden clothespins into colorful bees with wings, antennae and all! The Craft Train shows us how the most mundane things can be used in crafts like this one.
This little bee from I Heart Crafty Things is perfect for preschoolers and early school goers to have some fun and be occupied for a while! Use thick card stock paper and the puppets will last several rounds of play.
If you’re ready to take your regular tic tac toe game a level up, try out this spring themed version of the popular game. This time bees play with flowers – whose team are you on?
This toilet roll craft from Easy Peasy and Fun is really easy. You can paint the roll or just cover it with craft paper for a mess free and faster option. The best part is this bee will stand upright as long as you let it!
Frugal Mom Eh gathers Popsicle sticks, googly eyes and other supplies to make a cute and friendly looking bumble bee with alternating stripes. And do check out those those lovely wings!
This project from Super Simple employs all kinds of art and craft techniques including printing, paper collage and gluing. This is also a great project when learning about bees and their habitat.
Want to keep track of your spring/summer reading? Red Ted Art has just what you need – DIY bumble bee corner bookmarks – look at how cute they are!
We love how the clothespin-pom pom combo is used in multiple ways in this project from Non Toy Gifts. They serve as the bee’s antennae, while also acting as brushes to paint on the black stripes.
Here is an excellent fine motor activity for young kids. One person can use the flower clothespins to catch the bee while the other can be the bee who tries to avoid getting caught!
I’m sure not many of us think of baby bees, but Buggy and Buddy sure have! With yarn wound around a painted egg carton, you get an absolutely adorable little bee-friend to keep on your desk!
These bee crafts for kids are perfect for spring, and go well with our collection of flower crafts. And if you’re in the mood for more, you may also like to check out our Popsicle stick dragon fly craft, paper butterfly craft and rainbow caterpillar craft. Go ahead and bee busy crafting!