It’s all about the bees for us at the moment, and this simple tutorial of how to make a Pipe Cleaner Bee is a great little summer craft for kids.
This year I have started bee keeping, which has naturally incresead my afinity for bees in all their guises. The kids have shown a lot of interest, and as a result we have been talking a lot about bees and their importance as pollinators.
We have also been doing some bee crafts. Oliver’s paper plate bumble bee is still one of his favourites (and possibly the first craft project he did all by himself), and he was particularly keen to help me with this Pipe Cleaner Bee tutorial. It’s really simple, and only needs a handful of craft materials.
So if you would like to see how we made our Pipe Cleaner Bee, read on for the full tutorial, or pin it for later!
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What You Will Need
- 3 pipe cleaners- one black, one yellow and one white
- Small yellow pom pom
- Googley eyes
How You Make Your Pipe Cleaner Bee
- First you need to cut the pipe cleaners in half. Take half of a black pipe cleaner and half of the yellow pipe cleaner and twist the ends together to connect them
- Then wind the two pipe cleaners around a pen or your finger to create the body.
- Push half of the white pipe cleaner through the body, and fold back the ends to make wings.
- Take the yellow pom pom and wrap around the other half of the black pipe cleaner. Twist the two end together at the top and shape them into antennae. Depending on the length of your pipe cleaners, you may need to trim them a little
- Stick 2 googley eyes to the yellow pom pom, and then use glue to attach the head to the body and leave to dry.
That’s it! A super simple Pipe Cleaner Bee. My kids loved playing with these in the garden, but you could also attach a longer pipe cleaner to their bodies and use them to decorate a bunch of flowers.
So what do you think of our Pipe Cleaner Bee? Do you like making Bee crafts as much as we do?
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