Ever since we created our paper plate Earth, my kids have been asking for more. I try to come up with easy projects that my preschoolers can pull off on their own. This time I suggested a paper plate bee craft to my 5-year old. He loves painting on paper plates (it must be because of the shape or sturdy material) so he embraced the idea right away.
We love insect crafts and you can see here our entire collection of bee crafts. If you have kindergartners or older kids, I recommend trying this honey bee life cycle. It will teach kids about the life cycle of a honey bee while they will make an adorable bee craft. A craft and an activity with one bee template.
If you are like me and buy a whole bunch of paper plates, you’ll definitely need more paper plate craft ideas and I have quite a few for you. We use paper plates frequently for our crafts. We like to combine them with yarn crafts which helps kids with their fine motor skills.
We started our paper plate bee craft with a white plate that we painted yellow. But if you don’t feel like waiting for the paint to dry or if you do with craft at school with your students, you can get yellow paper plates instead.
Paper plate bee craft
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How to make a paper plate bee craft
Step 1: Paint the paper plate yellow and let it dry. We used small paper plates but any size plate will work just fine.
Step 2: Use a pom pom with a clothespin as handle to paint black stripes on the paper plate. Start at the bottom and go about halfway up. Leave the paper plate yellow at the top as this is where we’ll glue the googly eyes.
Step 3: Paint two wooden clothespins black and after they dried up, glue two black pom poms at the top. One pom pom for each clothespin. These will be the bee’s antennae.