Popsicle stick bumble bees

Popsicle stick bumble bees

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
  • Lollipop stick
  • White and black pipe cleaners
  • Googly eyes
  • Scissors
  • Glue

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!

Yarn wrapped bumble bees.

Yarn wrapped bumble bees.

yarn wrapped bumble bees, toilet roll craft for kids.

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:

Toilet roll

White paper

Eye stickers

Black paint

Yellow/orange wool



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.

yarn wrapped bumble bees, toilet roll craft for kids.

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.

yarn wrapped bumble bees, toilet roll craft for kids.

Finish off your adorable little bumble bee by sticking on two eyes. Doesn’t he look great?