Are you on the lookout for fun insect hands-on activities that you can do with your kids? Look no further than this 3D Paper Bee Craft for Kids! This activity is not only easy to do, but it also teaches children about bees!
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Bees play a vital role in pollinating flowers, fruits, and vegetables, making it possible for us to have the variety of foods that we have today. This craft is an ideal way to introduce your child to nature and the importance of these tiny critters. So, if you’re ready, let’s start!
Bees play a vital role in pollination, which is the process of transferring pollen from the male parts of a flower to the female parts. This process allows plants to reproduce and produce fruits, vegetables, and seeds.
In fact, around 75% of the world’s food crops depend on pollinators like bees. Can you imagine a world without apples, strawberries, or even chocolate? It would be a sad place indeed.
But bees do more than just help us with food production. They also contribute to the biodiversity and health of ecosystems. By pollinating plants, bees help maintain the balance of various plant species, which in turn supports other animals and insects.
Bees are like nature’s superheroes, promoting biodiversity and contributing to the overall health of our planet.
Adding bees to your insect lessons teaches kids how important they are to humans.
Recommended Books about Bees
Pair up your printable book with a great book about bees for kids and let them gain more knowledge about how bees live and interact with their environment.
Bea’s BeesBee Fearless: Dream Like a KidDK Readers L2: Amazing Bees: Buzzing with Bee Facts! (DK Readers Level 2)Give Bees a ChanceThe Bee Book (Conservation for Kids)What If There Were No Bees?: A Book About the Grassland Ecosystem (Food Chain Reactions)
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Paper Bee Craft Supplies
What you’ll need to make this 3D paper bee craft:
Construction Paper,Black,12 inches x 18 inches,50 Sheets, Heavyweight Construction Paper, Crafts,Art,Kids Art,Painting, Coloring,Drawing,Creating,Arts and Crafts,Paper,Art Project,All PurposeTOAOB 100pcs Black Plastic Googly Wiggle Eyes Self-Adhesive Round 6mm to 35mm Mixed Assorted Sizes Sticker Eyes for DIY Crafts Scrapbooking DecorationKrafty Kids GC024O, Chenille Stems, Pipe Cleaners, 6mm by 12in, Yellow, 40-Piece, 1/4
Recommended Educational Bee Worksheets
These worksheets are perfect for children who are fascinated by bees and want to learn more about these amazing insects.
Children learn to make logical connections and use reasoning skills through understanding patterns. Plus, they’ll love the bee theme!
How to make this Paper Bee Craft
To get started, all you need is some basic materials including the printed template that you can download below. You can also use markers or crayons to add color and detail to your bee.
First, we need to prepare the body of our bee. The printed template must be traced to the yellow construction paper then use the cardboard to make it thick and firm.
Now that your bee’s bodies are ready, time to add the stripes to it using strips of black construction paper. Do it to both of the bodies.
Place the two bodies side by side, one facing up and one down. Cut a strip on the left body (across the black stripes) then to the right body across the yellow part.
Put the two bodies together by inserting them into the strips you cut.
For the bee’s head and face, attach the googly eyes and cut pieces of pipe cleaners for the antennae of your bee. And you’re done!
Once your 3D paper bee is complete, you can use it as a decoration or as a tool to teach children about the importance of pollinators in our world.
Bees are crucial to our ecosystems, and this craft is a fun way to educate children about their role in pollinating plants and producing the food we eat.
- Construction Paper (Black and yellow)
- Googly eyes
- Pipe Cleaners
- Glue stick
- Download and then print the template provided on a piece of paper or directly on the yellow construction paper. These will be the bodies of your bee.
- Paste the templates on cardboard and cut them to make them thick and firm.
- Get the black construction paper and cut thin strips for your bee's signature stripes. Paste them horizontally to both bodies.
- Place the two bodies side by side, one facing up and one down. Cut a strip in the middle of the first bee, across the stripes then in the middle of the second bee, across the yellow part.
- Connect the two bodies together by inserting them into the strips you cut.
- Cut tiny strips of the yellow pipe cleaner, just enough length for your bee's antennae. Glue them nicely then put the googly eyes of your bee.
- Now we're finally done with our 3D paper bee craft!
The 3D paper bee craft for Kids is a fun and educational activity that you can use with your children. This craft is easy to make and teaches children about the important role bees play in our environment.
So, grab your scissors and construction paper, and let’s get crafting!
Download the paper bee craft for kids template below
Print out the template to get started on your bee craft today!
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