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!
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!
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We have a massive collection of pipe cleaners that we have amassed over the last few months. For some reason though we never really use them much so our collection has just been growing and growing. After the millionth time of putting them back in the drawer after the kids have thrown them everywhere I decided it was time we actually made something with them. I actually came up with the idea for these pipe cleaner bumble bee magnets whilst my son was sat twisting a brown and a yellow pipe cleaner together. It took both him and me a couple of times to get the hang of it but now were bumble bee making pros!
Take your yellow and your brown/black pipecleaner and start twisting the two together at one end.
Continue twisting your two pipe cleaners together. Once you get to about 1cm from the end, snip off your yellow pipecleaner and fold it around your brown one to secure it. You should now have a small section of just brown/black at one end. This will make the stinger.
Take your multicolored end and twist it round and round on itself to make a circular shape.
To secure your loose end, pull your shape firmly and then bring your stinger through the inside of your outer ring and wrap it around this ring twice before bending it outward.
To make your wings, take your white pipe cleaner and twist one end into a loop.
On the other side of this twist, create a second loop. Make it secure by twisting your loose end around the center of your wings a few times and the bringing the loose end down so it hangs beneath the wings.
Use this loose end to twist your wings onto the top of the outer ring of your bee. Once you’ve wrapped it around 2-3 times, cut off any excess. Then, give your bumble bee a googly eye.
Finish off by adding a self adhesive magnet to the back of your bumble bee and he’s ready to display! Doesn’t he look fab?