Need an easy preschool bee craft? This easy Bee Paper Craft for Kids is so cute!
Children will enjoy creating their very own paper bee with moveable wings! It’s a super simple craft with the free printable template.
With spring quickly approaching, my kids are all on board with making spring crafts!
We tend to do a lot of flower crafts and focus on Easter in the spring, but this is also a great time to talk about insects like bees!
According to Sioux Honey, in the spring, bees are laying their eggs and building or expanding their hive. After the long winter, bees are busy looking for pollen to feed the colony and replenish their food reserves.
So, of course, as we start seeing flowers bloom in the warmer weather and bees collecting pollen, it’s the perfect time to make a cute bee craft!
This simple spring craft is a fun way for kids to practice scissor skills and fine motor skills. Don’t forget that coloring is a great way to build hand strength. It also helps little ones practice their pencil grip.
Alright, let’s dive into our cute little bee paper craft for kids! It’s so much fun!
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Supplies for Easy Bee Paper Craft
For this adorable bee craft, you will need the following items:
- Free Bee Template PDF printed on white paper (You can access it in the free Resource Library, available to all of my email subscribers. Not on my email list? There’s a form at the end of this article!)
- Brads (You can use 1 or 2!)
- Child safe Scissors – We love the Fiskars brand.
- Crayons (yellow and black)
- Optional: Googly Eyes (for added fun!), black pipe cleaners for antennae
- Optional: Cardstock – You may wish to print this project on white cardstock to make it more durable!
Preschool Bee Craft Instructions
First, print out the bee craft template from the Resource Library (free to my email subscribers! If you haven’t joined yet my email list yet, there’s a blue box to join below!)
You can print this bee template onto regular paper or you can use card stock to make it more durable.
Now it’s time to color! Give your child black and yellow crayons. Show them how to alternate yellow with black to give the bee’s body black stripes. One of my daughters decided to make these cool patterns on the wings! What a cute idea!
Next, it’s time to cut. Give your child child-safe scissors (we love Fiskars brand!) and have them cut out the bee’s body and the bee’s wings.
Once they have cut out the 2 wings and the body, help them attach the bee’s wings to the back of the bee with a brad. You might like to use 2 brads to make the wings move individually, but 1 brad will do the trick too!
If you like, you can add a googly eye to give your bee paper craft a little more personality. If you would like to add antenna to your bees, you could use a black pipe cleaner. (We chose to keep ours simple!)
And…. you’re done with your little bees! Such a easy peasy fun craft!
Grab the Free Bee Paper Craft Template
You can grab the free paper bee craft template PDF in the free Resource Library which is available to my email subscribers. To Join my email list, simply type your email in the blue box directly below. You will gain instant access to all the free printables in my Resource Library including this easy Preschool Bee Craft!
More Spring Preschool Activities
Looking for more spring preschool crafts to go along with these adorable bees?
You can find more bumble bee crafts for kids of all ages on my blog! There’s a paper plate bee craft, a Valentine’s Day bee, a honey bee paper craft, a bee corner bookmark, and more! You can find 21 Bee Crafts for kids here.
Love Thumbprint Art? Be sure to check out this Thumbprint Bee & Hive Craft.
Did you kids love the moveable wings on this paper bee? Here’s a similar craft: A Paper Ladybug! You can also find a dinosaur craft with moveable tail and head here.
If you are looking for flower crafts to go along with this fun bee craft, you’ll find lots of fun ones here in the Mother’s Day Flower Crafts article including handprint crafts, egg carton flowers, and so many more easy craft ideas for both young children and older kids.
You might also enjoy this Muddy Boots activity! Perfect for the Mud Season that comes with warmer weather, kids can create muddy boots by finger painting with pudding on this free printable.
I hope you find a fun idea to celebrate spring!
Want to save this bee paper craft idea for later? Pin the image below to your Spring Craft ideas board on Pinterest!