Bugs Crafts for Kids Preschool Summer Toddler

Potato Stamped Bumble Bee Craft

You are going to love this super cute and easy-to-make Bumble Bee Craft for toddler, preschool, pre k, and kindergarten age children! It uses a classic potato stamping technique to get some really pretty bubble bees in this insect craft for kids.

You are going to love this super cute and easy-to-make Bumble Bee Craft for toddler, preschool, pre k, and kindergarten age children! It uses a classic potato stamping technique to get some really pretty bubble bees in this insect craft for kids.

Bumble Bee Craft

Chances are, you have seen a bumble bee flying around in your yard or at the park. Bumble bees are quite easy to spot with their stunning alternating rings of yellow and black. Bumble bees are an important part of the planet’s biodiversity. They are known as pollinators. A pollinator takes pollen from one plant to another. In doing so, pollinators help produce fruits and vegetables! That makes it important to protect the bumble bees whenever we can. This super cute bumble bee craft is a fun activity to spark a dialogue on the importance of bees. Lets save the bees.

This Bumble Bee Craft for kids is perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarten, and first grade students. Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler – you will love this beautiful bug craft for kids to go along with a B is for bee letter of the week craft, insect theme, bee theme, or just a fun summer art project for kids of al ages.

Bumble Bee Crafts for Toddlers

Bee Craft for Kids

Let’s make our own bumble bees using a potato stamp! You will need the following materials to make your own bumble bee crafts:

  • Potatoes
  • Yellow and black acrylic paint
  • Cardstock (or thick construction paper)
  • Googly eyes
  • Black marker
  • Knife

cut your potato in half to make this potato craft for kids

Bee Craft Ideas

To make your bee craft start by cutting your potato in half at the widest part. You will now have two pieces of potato. Now take one half and further cut it in half. These are the ends or the black parts of the bumble bee! See picture for more detail. Then, use the remaining half of the potato to create the yellow center portion of the bee.

Bee Craft Ideas

Bumble Bee Crafts for Toddlers

Next, slice two parallel cuts into the potato about half an inch apart. (You are creating a rectangular shape.) Remove the sides by cutting perpendicular into the potato, meeting the parallel cuts. You will be creating a rectangular shape/stamp in the potato to use for the yellow stripe on the bee. See picture for more detail. Finally, grab the paint! Squirt yellow and black paint onto a piece of cardboard or disposable plate. Be sure to squirt enough to thoroughly cover the potato stamp.

Bee Craft for Kids

Bumble Bee Arts and Crafts

This can be done I any order. However, it worked well starting out with the rectangular piece of potato or the yellow section.

  1. Place the rectangular portion of the potato in yellow paint. Apply to the cardstock or thick construction paper.
  2. Working outward, add the black sections.
  3. Place a googly eye on one end of the bee.
  4. Use a marker to create antenna!

Bumble Bee Arts and Crafts

You now have adorable bumble bees! Fly them around and enjoy your creations!

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Bee Activities for Kids

ladybug alphabet activity Counting bugs coloring book Make practicing sights words FUN with this cute Bug Sight Words Game for preschool, pre k, kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade students to practice common dolche words.   Practice initial blends with these fun, engaging blends worksheets where children will color by blend. This blending sounds actities is fun for kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders.  The super cute, happy bug worksheets make this insect activity for kids loads of fun! Simply print pdf file with blending sounds worksheets and you are ready for this fun blends activity.

Insect activities for preschoolers

If are looking for more bug activities for preschoolers, toddlers, and kindergartners – including lots of free insect printables, you will love these FREE resources:

FREE Insect Telling Time Puzzles ladybug addition math game free printable insect worksheets for letter A-Z

Bug Printables

Kids will be excited to practice math with a fun bug theme twist! These preschool math worksheets are filled with cute bugs to help preschoolers, toddlers, and kindergartners practice numbers, counting, shapes, colors, shape discrimination, missing numbers adding 2, and more. Add these pre-k math worksheets to your spring theme or as summer learning to avoid the summer learning loss. Simply print pdf file with bug worksheets for preschoolers and you are ready to play and learn! Bug counting to 30 worksheets i spy bugs printable Kids are naturally fascinated by creepy crawly bugs! Insects are so unqique with their many legs, antenae, ability to fly, and unique body make-up. Help kids learn about the fascinating world of insects for kids with these super cute, free insect printables. Toddler, preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders will have fun learning as they colour these insect colroing pages.  Simply print bug coloring pages with more than fourteen different insects for children to read, color, and learn.

Insect Printables for Kids

About the author

Mary Alice Baldwin

Mary Alice Baldwin is the owner and creative director of Brainy Beginnings Network. She currently homeschools five children. While not creating activities for her children, she can be found knitting, sewing, cooking, gardening or otherwise working with her hands. :)

1 Comment

  • Your resources are amazing! I am always looking for new and engaging activities for the students that I teach in PreK – 1st grade.
    Thank you!

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