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!
My little boy loves threading toys and activities so today we decided to get out some beads and pipe cleaners as a busy activity. It was Ted’s idea that we could make a key ring for mummy’s bag and after a bit off messing around we came up with these adorable bead bunny bag charms. It took us a couple of tries to get them secure so that the beads couldn’t come off but once we figured out how to wrap them tightly we ended up making one for him to gift to half of our family – when we can visit them again!
You will need
Ribbon or string
Take your pony beads and thread them on to your pipe cleaner until it’s about 1/3 full.
Pull your two ends of pipe cleaner round so that your beads form a circle. Then twists the two ends together where they meet.
Now to make the ears! Start first with one side, thread the pony beads on until you have about 1cm of pipe cleaner left visible.
Bend your end of pipecleaner down behind your circle..
And twist the end a few times around the point where you previsously twisted your two pipe cleaners together. Make sure it is pulled as tight and secure as possible so that they cannot be pulled apart easily.
Repeat this process on the other side to make a second ear and finish your bunny shape!
To hang your charm, thread a piece of ribbon or string through the outer bead at the bottom of each ear
Then tie your cute little charms on to your bag zip and you are finished! Don’t they look sweet!