This is a really lovely simple kids craft to make this Paper Plate Bumble Bee. It is equally suited to both pre-school children and primary school age children. You would just need more parental involvement with the younger kids. A perfect activity for rainy days in the holidays.
This little craft project actually came about as an entry for our local horticultural show. In the under 5’s category was a class for a Bumble Bee made from any media. Oliver wanted to enter, but I was all too aware that he can get bored very easily with craft projects.
We do a lot of crafting in our house, from making peg and pipe cleaner crocodiles; decorating wooden spoons or even making Humpty Dumpty. Oliver always loves to join in initially, but often his attention is short lived and he loses interest. What he does like to do is make a mess! Tearing up bits of paper and smoothering things in black paint! I had a load of paper plates left over from birthday parties and had been looking for crafts to use them in, so we decided to make a Paper Plate Bumble Bee, and use craft techniques that Oliver would enjoy.
So if you would like to see how Oliver created his Paper Plate Bumble Bee read on, or pin it for later!
Pin Paper Plate Bumble Bee For Later!
What You Will Need:
- 3 Paper plates
- Gloopey glue (PVA glue to you and I)
- Black and yellow tissue paper
- Black and yellow paint
- Hole punch
- Split pin
- Pom pom
- 2 google eyes
- 2 black pipe cleaners
How To Make Your Paper Plate Bumble Bee
- The first thing we did was make the body. I drew some lines on a paper plate and covered alternate stripes in PVA glue. Oliver then tore up the yellow tissue paper into little bits and stuck it on the stripes. When they were covered in yellow we repeated the process on the other stripes but used the black tissue paper.
That’s it! Oliver’s simple Paper Plate Bumble Bee. What do you think of him? Oliver was very chuffed when he won first prize for his efforts at our local horticultural show too.
What crafts do you do with paper plates? Have your kids entered their crafts into any shows?
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