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Bumblebee Craft for Kids with a Toilet Paper Roll Tube

Learn how to make this cute Bee craft for kids with a toilet paper roll tube. This easy bee craft is a great spring craft that can also inspire children to learn about Bees and pollination. 

With spring just around the corner, including the abundance of flower crafts, a bee toilet paper roll craft for kids is so much fun! This adorable bee craft might also be a fascinating way to teach the kids about pollination! Or it can also be used as a fun toy to both make and play with. Either way toilet paper roll crafts are always fun.

Whether the little ones use these as small puppets or just leave them around the house, this cardboard tube bee craft is definitely worth a try. Also check out this fun wooden bumble bee craft and this cool Spring preschool pack with other Spring ideas. 

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First, let’s grab supplies for this easy spring craft. 

Simple Supplies for Bumble bee arts and crafts project

supplies for Bee craft

With just a few supplies, this fun bee craft is a great way to enhance kids fine motor skills and create a teaching lesson with this craft idea. Like I said earlier, this simple bee craft is also a great teaching craft that can open conversations about honey bees and pollination. Let’s get started with this easy craft. 

Bumble bee Craft for kids with a toilet paper roll tube

Here is the full tutorial; 

Step 1:

Take the thin yellow paper and cut out a rectangle that has a width equal to the height of the paper tube. Wrap the empty toilet paper rolls or paper towel roll with this piece of yellow paper and glue it in place. 

It is absolutely fine if the paper forms a few wrinkles while pasting, this is what makes each of these unique. 

If you are not a fan of measuring the paper, cutting it out and then pasting it, a simpler option could be to paint the tube using yellow paint. 

toilet paper tube with yellow construction paper

Step 2:

Using the black marker or black paint, draw (or paint) horizontal “black stripes” around the now yellow cardboard tube. Draw about 4 to 6 stripes, leaving large gaps between each of them. 

drawing lines to make Bee on toilet paper tube

Step 3:

From the yellow card stock paper, cut out an egg-shaped piece that is about the size of the top of the tube. This will be the face of the bee. 

Bee face out of construction paper

Step 4:

Paste the googly eyes onto this small yellow piece and draw an adorable little smile using the black marker.

making Bee face with googly eyes

Step 5:

Use glue to stick the “face” of the bee onto the top of the prepared cardboard tube. 

Step 6:

From the black cardstock paper cut out two “antennas”. These could be as curved or as straight as you like. And if you are feeling extra creative you could go ahead and use anything similar, like a black pipe cleaner.

Bee Antenna with construction paper

Step 7:

Paste the antennas behind the face of the bee on the inside of the cardboard tube. Since these pieces are thinner make sure they are secured well with glue to prevent any chances of them coming off.

Bee craft from Toilet paper roll

Step 8:

Use the white cardstock paper to cut out two petal-shaped pieces that will act as the wings. 

making Bee wings out of construction paper

Step 9:

Once you have cut them out, glue them to the back of the cardboard tube. Make sure the pointed ends are overlapping so that they stay more secure. 

Bee craft toilet paper roll

Look at these adorable bumble bees! 

With so few and easy steps why would anyone not give this a try? This is a great craft for young children and older kids too, not to mention a fun way to learn a little about pollination. 

Toilet paper roll Bee Craft

Creating these cute little bees is the perfect time to explain a little more about the life cycle of a bee and pollination. This paper bee craft can open up a dialogue about how Bee pollination is the process by which bees transfer pollen from one flower to another, leading to the production of seeds and fruit. It’s also important for little kids to know that Bees are one of the most important pollinators, and their activities contribute significantly to the global food supply.

Bee craft from toilet paper roll tube

Isn’t this fun craft super cute? It turned out a lot better than I originally expected it would. This cute toilet paper roll craft is a hit around the spring time. If you are interested in seeing more cute bumble bee craft ideas with loads more cute bee crafts like paper plate bees, bee crafts with a free template and more, check out that post!

Make sure to check out more crafty posts related to the spring and summer months:

Coffee Filter Butterfly Craft 

Rock Painting with Acrylic dip technique

Fingerprint tree craft for Toddlers

Walking rainbow water experiment 

How to draw a rainbow with a rainbow template

Happy Crafting friends!

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