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Easy Paper Plate Bee Craft for Kids

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Welcome to a buzz-worthy crafting adventure! Today, we’re diving into the world of creativity with an adorable paper plate bee craft that’s perfect for kids. Get ready to learn how to make a delightful bumblebee using a simple paper plate and a few basic craft supplies.

This paper plate bee craft is not only fun and easy but also a fantastic way to spark imagination and artistic flair in young minds. Let’s get buzzing with this exciting DIY bee art project!

bee craft made from a paper plate

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Supplies Needed for Your Bee Craft

The first step in your paper plate bee crafting adventure is gathering the right materials. You just need a few basic items you probably already have at home or can easily get your hands on.

Here’s what you’ll need for your bumble bee craft:

supplies for paper plate bee

How to Make a Bee With a Paper Plate

This bee paper plate craft is perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, and young kids who love to get creative in and out of the classroom! Not only is it a fun and easy craft, but it’s also a great way to teach kids about bees and their important role in our ecosystem.

So grab your supplies and make this fun bumble bee paper plate craft!

1. Paint Your Bumble Bee

Start by grabbing out your yellow paint and painting your paper plate. I use acrylic paint; however, depending on your child’s age, some fun options would be finger paint, watercolors, or kid-friendly washable paint. I also love using these silicone art mats when painting with my kiddos because it’s easy to clean up, and the paint doesn’t stick.

Once your paper plate is fully covered and has dried, set it to the side and let it dry.

painted yellow plate for bee craft

2. Cut Out Your Bees Stripes

Using black construction paper, cut three long strips of black paper. You want enough to cover the paper plate. Then, grab your glue stick and attach it horizontally to the paper plate. Use scissors to cut off any extra at the ends of the paper plate.

paper plate bee craft with stripes

3. Make the Bees Antennas

Now that your paper plate looks more like a bee, it’s time to make the antenna from black paper. Cut two rectangles and two circles, then put them together. Attach it to the top of the paper plate.

bees antenna's

4. Create the Bumble Bees Eyes

Lastly, make the eyes by cutting two circles from white cardstock. Then, shade the inner part using the marker. Then, attach them to the paper plate.

making bees eyes for paper plate craft

Finished Paper Plate Bee Craft

Isn’t he cute? Now is the time to add any additional accessories to your paper bee. You can use paint, glitter, ribbons, or anything else to make it unique and special. Your imagination is the limit!

finished paper plate bee craft

Bee Paper Plate Craft – Summary

Once your paper plate bee crafts are complete, let the imagination take flight! These cheerful bumblebees can be used as cute decorations for a child’s room, added to a nature-themed display, or even used as props for storytelling and imaginative play.

Encourage your kiddo to proudly display their buzzing creations and share their newfound crafting skills with friends and family. Crafting together fosters creativity and creates joyful memories that will be cherished for years to come. Enjoy the buzz of creativity with this delightful paper plate bee craft!

Let’s read about bees!

Let’s keep the fun going with these fun reads all about bees! There are so many benefits to reading aloud to kids. It’s even been found that reading books to toddlers can help build their empathy, aiding in social-emotional development.

Regardless of age, the advantages of instilling a love for reading early on are vast and should not be overlooked.

Must-read books all about bees:

Activities centered around bees!

Exploring the world of bees can be both educational and captivating for kids. Here are some engaging activities centered around learning about bees

  1. Bee Life Cycle Exploration – Teach kids about the life cycle of a bee (egg, larva, pupa, adult) and how bees develop from egg to adult.
  2. Bee-themed Art and Crafts -Create bee-themed artworks using various materials such as paper, paint, clay, and recycled materials. Better yet, use these fun insect crayons to add a touch of color and liveliness to your creations!

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final bee paper plate craft

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