Bumble bees are an important for our gardens. Without them we wouldn’t have those yummy veggies and fruits to eat. They deserve a little more love don’t they?
Here is a fun craft that you can do with your kids that will open up the conversation of bees and what they do. Here is an excellent inexpensive book called “Bees and Wasps” to help teach children the job of bees.
Let’s get to the craft!
Toilet Paper Roll Bumblebee
Yellow & Black Construction Paper
Toilet Paper Roll
Glue (we used hot glue because it dries faster, you can use school glue)
*Cut a strip of yellow paper the width of the toilet paper roll.
*Squeeze glue on all sides of the toilet paper roll and wrap the yellow paper around it.
*Cut 2 strips of black paper and glue around the toilet paper roll.
*Fold the remaining yellow piece of paper in half and cut a shape similar to a heart from it. Do not cut the fold.
*Open the “heart” , place the toilet paper tube on the crease and glue.
*Glue the fuzzy stick at the top for antennae’s.
*Cut a black circle and a slightly smaller yellow circle for the head. Draw on a face.