Spring is finally here! The Sun has started shining, the flowers are beginning to grow and our garden has been abuzz with an abundance of big fuzzy bumblebees. After a few weeks of being ill a bit of spring is exactly what we needed and to celebrate we decided to make a spring themed craft idea. This threaded bumble bee craft is not only super cute, its super easy to make too!
Here’s what we used
Yellow, black and white card
Sticker eyes (optional)
How to make our threaded bumble bee craft!
Take the yellow card and cut out a oval shape. Use the hold punch to make an equal amount of holes in the top and bottom of the oval.
Cut off a length of yarn and glue one end to the back of the oval body. Thread the yarn through the holes in an up and down pattern and then once finished use tape to stick the loose end down on the back of the bee.
Cut out two wing shapes and a triangular stinger. Glue them onto the bee and then add an eye using stickers or markers.
use a marker to add a smiley mouth and your adorable threaded bumble bee craft is finished! These make a great addition to any spring themed display!
We’re back again with yet another toilet roll craft idea! This sweet and simple toilet roll bumble bee craft was perfect for some sunny day crafting. My little boy had so much fun making our old yarn wrapped bees but sadly they’re looking a little bit on the sad and sorry side so we decided it was time to make some more bumbles to play with. We just love how cute these turned out!
Here’s what we used
Empty toilet rolls
Black, white and yellow paper
How to make our toilet roll bumble bee craft
Take the black and yellow paper, cut out a few strips from each and glue them around the empty toilet roll in a repeating black and yellow pattern
Take your toilet roll and place it on the center of your pipe cleaner. twist the pipe cleaner around the head section of the bee and then roll up the two ends to make the antennae. Once the antennae is secure glue on two wiggly eyes.
Cut out two oval wings, Fold a small tab at the end of each and then use the tab to secure the wings to the bumble bee’s back. Cut out a small pointed stinger and glue it on the inside of the tail end of the bee. Once dry the toilet roll bumble bee is ready to play with or display!
How adorable is this bee my valentine card craft? Perfect for sharing the love this valentines day!
I love a good pun. When were making cards we always try and bring a little fun to them. Unfortunately though, we haven’t made much for Valentines day this year. Our grampy passed away unexpectedly a couple of weeks ago and we’ve all been trying to slowly come to terms with it, which really hasn’t been easy. One thing we have realised though is how important it is to pull together as a family. We can’t be there in the same way we usually would but we’re doing what we can for each other. With that in mind my son and I thought it would be nice to make some cute little valentines cards to post out. It was good for him to get back a little bit of normality and for me too! Plus, we just love these cute little bumble bee cards.
Here’s what we used
Card – yellow, black and white
Letter stickers (optional!)
How to make our bee my valentine card craft
Take a piece of yellow card and fold it in half to make your gift card shape. Line your small plate up so that it slightly overlaps the bottom of the card (this will give your bee a flat edge to stand on) and draw around the outside of the plate. Now use a pair of scissors to cut out the bee shape.
cut out some strips of black paper and glue them vertically across the length of your bumble bee.
Cut out and glue on a black triangle for the stinger and then give your a bee an eye too! to make our bumble bee’s eye we cut out a white circle and then draw on the details with a black marker.
Cut out a large white heart to make the wings and glue in on the front of your card at the top. Finish off by adding your own special message and once dry it’s ready to gift!
How adorable are these little Popsicle stick bumble bees? over the last couple of weeks my little guy has been learning about patterns at school and has since been making patterns with almost everything he finds. This afternoon he came home from school and emptied out the entire box of pom poms (we’re talking like 500 of the things) on to the kitchen table and began organizing them into patterns. He spent ages sat there coming up with different color combos so i suggested that we used the pom poms to make a patterned themed craft and the first patterned thing we thought of were bumble bees! We get a lot of them in our garden during the summer and he loves to watch them. I personally really like these and my little guy now has them stuck up in his bedroom window.
Here’s what we used
Yellow and black pom poms
White and black pipe cleaners
How to make our popsicle stick bumble bees
Cover the lollipop stick in glue and then stick on the pom poms in an alternating yellow/black pattern with a large pom pom for the head. Leave the pom poms to dry in place.
Now take a white pipe cleaner and twist it into a figure of eight to make two wings. Attach your wings onto your lollipop stick between the pom poms by either twisting it on or gluing it like we did.
Cut a length of black pipe cleaner and twist it evenly onto your Popsicle stick, just behind the head pom pom. Then curl each of the two ends to make two antennae. Finish off this cute little Popsicle stick bumblebee craft by adding two googly eyes!
I’m absolutely buzzing to share today’s craft with you! Okay, that was a terrible joke but aren’t these little yarn wrapped bumble bees just the cutest? We had loads of fun making these little guys and it was a great way to talk to my son about how important bees are for out eco system. These little guys are so sweet and easy to make which makes them perfect for at home and for preschools too.
Here’s what we used:
Take your toilet roll and cover it in black paint before putting it aside to dry.
Take your white paper and cut out two wing shapes and fold a small tab at the bottom of each one. Once your Tp roll is dry use these tabs to glue your wings about 1/3 of the way up your Tp roll.
On the opposite side, make a small snip at the back of your TP roll. Push one end of your wool down into this snip and secure it with fast drying glue or tape.
Wrap your yarn upwards along your bumble bee and stop about 2cm away from the end. Then, wrap your wool back down towards your starting end and secure the loose end by pushing it through the slit and again using tape or glue.
Finish off your adorable little bumble bee by sticking on two eyes. Doesn’t he look great?