These happy little bumble bees are sure to bring a smile to your little crafter’s face. These little bees were made from PIZZA BOXES! The grand kids loved each process in making them. They picked out buttons for the eyes, ribbon for the bows, and placed the rick-rack, wings, eyes, and stripes all by themselves!
Not only are these bees adorable, they make a great addition to your summer porch decorating!
The twins sweet little bumble bees fit perfectly along with their little footprint butterfly art print we made when they were only 8 months old! This is part of my grandkids arts and crafts wall we have displayed in our family den. When the grandkids come over to mimi and poppop’s house, they know they are part of the home seeing their art work on display.
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MY GRANDKIDS LOVED MAKING THIS BUZZY BUMBLE BEE AND SO WILL YOURS! HERE IS WHAT WE USED TO MAKE IT:
- pizza box
- our happy bumble bee FREE pattern
- yellow paint
- two 1/2 inch black buttons
- white pipe cleaner
- two black pom poms
- decorative craft ribbon
- black rick rack
- basic arts and crafts supplies
Emma is holding her sweet little bumble bee craft like it is her baby….
Pizza Box Bumble Bee – Step 1
Start by cutting out two circles to make a snowman shape that also looks like a bumble bee. After that paint your bumble bee yellow.
Pizza Box Bumble Bee – Step 2
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Next add on two buttons to make eyes for your bee. Once you’re done that add rick rack diagonally so that they look like the strips of a bee. I know it can be very tempting to want to “fix” or “straighten” the parts of the bumble bee if your toddler puts it in the “wrong” place, but I encourage you to let them do it. They will eventually understand correct placement. But for now, let them place the parts where they feel it should go.
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Pizza Box Bumble Bee – Step 3
Now cut out some wings from the extra piece of rigged cardboard that you find in pizza boxes for your bumble bee. Then add a little smile for your bees face. Finally use the pipe cleaners to make antennas for your bee and glue on pom poms to the ends of them. Add a cute little bow on the neck of your bee and you are done!
Here is Noah showing us how proud he is of his bumble bee craft! I hope your grandkids enjoyed making their cute little bumble bee as much as mine did!