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 fits right in! These fun bee crafts 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 plants with flowers, this cardboard tube bee craft is definitely worth a try. Also check out this fun wooden bumble bee craft.
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Supplies for Bumblebee arts and crafts project
- Clean cardboard tube or paper towel rolls
- Thin, yellow colored paper or yellow paint
- Yellow cardstock paper
- Black marker
- Black cardstock paper
- White cardstock paper
- pipe cleaners
- Googly eyes
With just a few supplies, this is a fun way to enhance kids fine motor skills and create a teaching lesson with this craft idea.
Bumblebee Craft for kids with a toilet paper roll tube
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.
Using the black marker, draw horizontal “black stripes” around the now yellow cardboard tube. Draw about 4 to 6 stripes, leaving large gaps between each of them.
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.
Paste the googly eyes onto this small yellow piece and draw an adorable little smile using the black marker.
Use glue to stick the “face” of the bee onto the top of the prepared cardboard tube.
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.
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.
Use the white cardstock paper to cut out two petal-shaped pieces that will act as the wings.
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.
And that is it, now you have a little bee friend to keep you company!
With so few and easy steps why would anyone not give this a try? Feel free to put your own spin during any of these steps, like making the stripes wavy or even adding glitter. What matters the most is that everyone enjoys the process and time is well spent making this.
Toilet paper roll tube Bee Craft
Creating this craft 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 children to know that Bees are one of the most important pollinators, and their activities contribute significantly to the global food supply.
Isn’t it cute? It turned out a lot better than I originally expected it would. This cute toilet paper roll craft is a sure hit around the spring time.
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Happy Crafting friends!