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.
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:
- Yellow and black acrylic paint
- Cardstock (or thick construction paper)
- Googly eyes
- Black marker
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.
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.
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.
- Place the rectangular portion of the potato in yellow paint. Apply to the cardstock or thick construction paper.
- Working outward, add the black sections.
- Place a googly eye on one end of the bee.
- Use a marker to create antenna!
You now have adorable bumble bees! Fly them around and enjoy your creations!
Bee Activities for Kids
- Bee Counting Game
- National Honey Bee Day Activities for August 17th
- B is for Bee Handprint art
- Bee Counting 1-20
- Bee Theme for Preschoolers
- Rhyming Match Beehive Jive
- Letter B Printable Weekly Theme for Preschoolers
Looking for more fun, free bug printables to add to your bug theme? You will love these fun educational activities:
- Bug Themed Alphabet Letter Find
- Insects for Preschoolers Printable Book
- Count to 10 Spider Playdough Mats
- I Spy Bugs
- Ladybug Alphabet Matching
- Count to 30 Bug Activity
- Bug & Insect Size Sequencing Cards
- Ladybug Matching 1 – 12
- Gingko Leaf Luna Moths
- Clothespin Butterflies
- Pasta Spiders
- Bug Sight Words Games
- Bug Coloring Book – Count to 10
- Catch 20 Bugs Counting Game
- Worm Worksheets
- Silly Worm Count to 10 with Stickers