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Paper Cup Bumblebee Craft

Are you buzzing with excitement? Spring is here! Celebrate the new season by creating crafts for kids like this easy Paper Cup Bumblebee Craft.

 

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Paper Cup Bumblebee Craft:

Not only is this insect craft easy for kids to create, but it’s also inexpensive. With the free printable template and just a few supplies from the Dollar Tree, you can make this simple project with your class or homeschool co-op.

 

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Why Should Kids Make Crafts?

Creating crafts can be a fun way for your children to work on their fine motor skills. As they cut, glue, and paint, your kids will develop their hand and eye coordination, muscle strength, and much more.

 

These developmental skills are important for pre-readers, because they will help your children to correctly hold a pencil, write, and even turn pages in a book.

 

Getting Ready To Make The Paper Cup Bumblebee Craft:

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What’s Needed:

  • Black, Yellow, Red, and White Cardstock or Construction Paper
  • Black and Yellow Cups
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Black Marker

 

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To get everything ready for your kids to create this craft, click on the button below to download and print the templates. Next, make copies of the templates for each group of children to use.

 

Then, gather enough supplies for each one of your kids to make a bee. If you don’t have black and yellow cups, you can use white cups and paint them. 

 

How To Make The Paper Cup Bumblebee Craft:

To begin making this bumblebee craft, your kids will cut a black cup straight up the middle. They will then cut the bottom off the cup. 

 

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Next, your children will cut the cup into strips. They will then glue the black strips onto a yellow cup. 

 

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While the glue is drying, your kids will trace the bee’s head (circle) onto yellow paper, the top of the head onto black paper, and the winger onto white paper.

 

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After tracing the templates, your children will cut out all the pieces.

 

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Next, your kids will glue the black part of the head onto the yellow part of the head. They can use scissors to trim off any excess paper.

 

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After creating the bee’s head, your children will cut 2 circles from white paper and 2 smaller circles from black paper. They will then glue the black circles onto the white circles to make the eyes. To save time, you can use googly eyes too. 

 

Then, your kids will cut a small circle from red paper for the bee’s nose. 

 

After making the eyes and nose, your children will cut 2 small strips and 2 tiny circles from black paper. They will then glue the circle at the top of each strip to create the antenna. 

 

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Next, your kids will glue the eyes, nose, and antenna onto the bee’s head. They will then use a black marker to draw a smile on the bee’s face.

 

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After creating the bee’s head, your children will glue it onto the cup.

 

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Finally, your kids will glue the smaller wings onto the larger ones. They will then glue the wings onto each side of the cup.

 

Craft for Kids

 

Your kids will be buzzing with excitement to create this Paper Cup Bumblebee Craft! It is easy for children of all ages to create and a fun way to celebrate the beginning of Spring! 

 


 

Pin It For Later:

Do you want to save this bee craft for later? Pin this to your crafts for kids board on Pinterest and it’ll be here for when you’re ready!

 

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More Spring Crafts For Kids:

Craft Stick Bumble Bee Craft

Paper Weaving Ladybug Craft

Pom Pom Butterfly Craft

 

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Yield: 1 Paper Cup Bumble Bee Craft

Paper Cup Bumble Bee Craft

Paper Cup Bumble Bee Craft

Are you buzzing with excitement? Spring is here! Celebrate the new season by creating crafts for kids like this easy Paper Cup Bumble Bee Craft.

Materials

  • Black, Yellow, Red and White Cardstock or Construction Paper
  • Black and Yellow Cups
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Black Marker

Instructions

To begin making this bumble bee craft, your kids will cut a black cup straight up the middle. They will then cut the bottom off the cup. 

Next, your children will cut the cup into strips. They will then glue the black strips onto a yellow cup. 

While the glue is drying, your kids will trace the bee's head (circle) onto yellow paper, the top of the head onto black paper, and the winger onto white paper.

After tracing the templates, your children will cut out all the pieces.

Next, your kids will glue the black part of the head onto the yellow part of the head. They can use scissors to trim off any excess paper.

After creating the bee's head, your children will cut 2 circles from white paper and 2 smaller circles from black paper. They will then glue the black circles onto the white circles to make the eyes. To save time, you can use googly eyes too. 

Then, your kids will cut a small circle from red paper for the bee's nose. 

After making the eyes and nose, your children will cut 2 small strips and 2 tiny circle from black paper. They will then glue the circle at the top of each strip to create the antenna. 

Next, your kids will glue the eyes, nose and antenna onto the bee’s head. They will then use a black marker to draw a smile on the bee’s face.

After creating the bee's head, your children will glue it onto the cup.

Finally, your kids will glue the smaller wings onto the larger ones. They will then glue the wings onto each side of the cup.

Notes

Download and print the free template to make creating this bee craft easy for kids of all ages.

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