13 EASY Bee Crafts for Preschoolers (2024)

Looking for bee crafts for preschoolers?

I have 13 fun bee crafts for preschoolers that are perfect to do in the classroom or at home with your kids!

Let’s get started with these adorable bee crafts.


#1: Paper Bag Bee

The kids love making paper bag crafts because they can use them as puppets.

This bee craft for preschoolers is easy to make and perfect for springtime.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • paper bag
  • acrylic paint
  • cardstock paper
  • poms
  • clothespins
  • googly eyes
  • glue
  • scissors

B. Set-up

Paint the paper bag yellow. We used acrylic paint, but you can also use different kinds of paint.

C. Activity

While you are waiting for the bag to dry, create the wings for the bee, antenna, and stinger. We like to use cardstock paper for crafts because it holds up better than construction paper.

Use a glue stick to paste these onto the paper bag.

Attach a craft pom to a clothespin for kids to make the black lines of the bee on the bee. They will dip the pom in paint and make lines going across the bag.

Paste googly eyes on and make a smile for the bee!

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#2: Handprint Bee Craft

I am obsessed with handprint crafts. They make the cutest keepsake crafts.

This bee craft for preschoolers is great to make for a spring card to give to someone special.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • cardstock paper
  • black marker
  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • googly eyes

B. Set-up

Trace your child’s hand on yellow paper and cut it out.

C. Activity

Have your kids draw black stripes on their handprints.

Create the wings and antenna out of black paper. Cut and paste them into place using a glue stick.

Then, add on googly eyes and a smile. Write a sweet message like “sweet as can bee”.


#3: Sponge Bees

Using sponges is fun for kids because it’s a different supply to create with!

These prints turn out so cool! I love seeing the different colors of this bee craft for preschoolers.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • sponge
  • yellow and black paint
  • scissors
  • googly eyes
  • glue
  • Sharpie
  • cardstock paper

B. Set-up

Create an oval shape on the sponge with a Sharpie marker and cut it out.

C. Activity

Paint the sponge alternating yellow and black paint. We used acrylic paint but you can use other types if you want.

Flip the sponge over onto the paper and press down around the entire sponge to make sure the whole print shows up.

Then, slowly peel it up and make a few more prints. You may have to add more paint each time.

Create the wings and antenna out of paper. Use a glue stick to paste these pieces into place.

Wait for the bee to dry, and add eyes and smile!

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#4: Bee Toilet Paper Roll

Toilet paper roll crafts are great because you always have them on hand.

This bee craft for preschoolers is fun to make because the kids can play with them.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

B. Set-up

Paint toilet paper rolls yellow. We like to use acrylic paint for projects like this because the paint is bolder!

C. Activity

While you are waiting for the rolls to dry, create your black stripes for the bee, wings, and face for the bee.

Since I wanted the face to be the same color as the roll, I made a circle out of white cardstock paper and painted it the same color as the roll.

Paste your black stripes onto the roll, we made 2-3 stripes.

Make the face for your bee by adding on googly eyes and a smile. Hot glue the face to the roll, so it stays on.

Then, hot glue the wings to each side of the roll.

Lastly, cut a pipe cleaner into a few small pieces and curl one end to look like an antenna. Hot glue these onto the back of the face of the bee.

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#5: Paper Plate Bee Craft

Looking for an easy bee craft for preschoolers? This is simple, and it takes just a few minutes to create!

The kids love seeing how you can turn a simple paper plate into something so cool!

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

B. Set-up

Paint your paper plate yellow! We used acrylic paint for this project. We did have to do 2 coats of paint for this project.

C. Activity

Create black strips of paper for the bee’s stripes. You can draw the strips and have the kids cut them out to practice cutting skills.

Once the plate is dry, you can use a glue stick to stick this onto the plate.

Then, create the wings, antenna, and stinger for the bee on paper. Cut them out and paste them onto the plate.

Add your googly eyes and a little smile, and you got the cutest bee craft.

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#6: Ripped Paper Bee Craft

Ripped paper crafts are great for building fine motor skills.

This bee craft for preschoolers is simple and fun.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

B. Set-up

Have the kids start ripping up yellow and black construction paper pieces.

C. Activity

Draw an oval shape for the bee on colored paper. Then, draw wings on its back by drawing a big M shape.

The kids will paste their yellow and black pieces onto the bee shape you drew.

Add googly eyes and a smile! Lastly, draw and cut out some antennae and paste them at the top!

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#7: Pom Print Bee Craft

Use poms instead of a paintbrush to create a fun bee craft with your kids.

I love how the prints make the bee look fuzzy! This is an adorable bumble bee craft for preschoolers.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • cardstock paper
  • pencil
  • craft poms
  • clothespins
  • paint
  • googly eyes
  • glue
  • marker

B. Set-up

Create your bee shape on cardstock paper. Make an oval to make the bee’s body, a triangle for the stinger, and an M shape for the wings.

C. Activity

The kids will attach a craft pom to a small clothespin. This will be their paintbrush!

Dip the pom in the paint and make prints inside the bee that you drew. They will make the bee’s body yellow and the wings and stinger black.

Make black stripes on the bee as well!

Then, add googly eyes and a smile to finish this fun and simple bee craft for kids!


#8: Bubble Wrap Beehive

Got some bubble wrap left over? I have a great way for you to recycle it to create!

This is an adorable bee craft for preschoolers because the kids will use their fingerprints to make bees.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • bubble wrap
  • scissors
  • paint
  • cardstock paper
  • glue
  • marker

B. Set-up

Create a beehive shape on the bubble wrap using a Sharpie. Then, use scissors to cut it out.

C. Activity

Create a tree branch out of brown paper! You can choose to add leaves or just make the branch. Make a strip of brown paper to attach the beehive to the branch and glue it below the branch.

Paint the bubble wrap beehive yellow and paste it onto a piece of blue paper.

Have the kids dip their fingers into yellow paint and make prints around the hive and the rest of the paper.

Let them dry, and then use a marker to create the stripes, stinger, and antennae on each bee.

What a cute recycled art bee craft to make! This is a great one for Earth Day!


#9: Spatula Bee Craft

I have a bee craft for preschoolers that you can do right now with something you have in your kitchen.

A spatula! This is a fun tool to use for kids to create art with.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • spatula
  • cardstock
  • paint
  • paintbrush
  • marker
  • googly eyes
  • glue

B. Set-up

Paint the spatula yellow! We used acrylic paint for this project but you can use washable or tempera too.

C. Activity

Make prints on the cardstock paper. When they are making the prints make sure they press each part of the spatula down by rocking it back and forth.

Then, they will slowly lift it up to reveal the print.

You can either choose to wait for it to dry to make the black stripes with paint, or you can use cardstock paper to make stripes.

Paint a stinger on the bee and draw on the antenna.

Lastly, add some googly eyes and a smile! This is a fun and different bee craft to try with your kids.


#10: Bee Valentine Craft

I have the most adorable bee craft for Valentine’s Day!

We love making DIY valentine’s day for family members.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • cardstock paper
  • glue stick
  • scissors
  • googly eyes
  • heart hole punch

B. Set-up

To create the head and body for the bee, trace a small bowl for the head and a larger bowl for the body on yellow paper.

C. Activity

Paste the body and the head together and glue them onto a white piece of cardstock paper.

Create hearts for the wings out of colored paper. We did two colors for the wings, but you can just do one if you want!

Make small strips of paper for the antenna and hearts for the tops of each one.

Make a face for the bee by using googly eyes and a heart-hole punch for the cheeks!

Write a sweet message like “bee mine” or “we were meant to bee friends”.

RELATED: Valentine’s Day Crafts


#11: Letter Collage Bee Craft

Creating letter collages is a great way for kids to learn the alphabet.

This bee craft for preschoolers is great for the letter B! Grab my FREE letter collage book below to create all the letters of the alphabet.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • cardstock paper
  • glue stick
  • scissors
Letter B bubble letter template

B. Set-up

Create a bubble letter B, or you can use my free template. The free template was for another craft, but it’ll still work for this one too!

Trace the letter onto yellow cardstock paper and cut it out! You’ll need to poke a hole in each bubble of the B using a pencil and use scissors to cut them out.

C. Activity

Paste the letter onto blue paper. Then, create black strips of paper for the stripes of the bee.

The kids will paste them onto the letter!

Make black wings for the bee as well as antennae out of black cardstock paper.

We added some grass at the bottom by cutting a strip of green paper and making small slits at the top.

Grab my free letter collage book to create all the letters of the alphabet below!

FREE LETTER COLLAGE BOOK

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#12: Free Spring Color by Code

Check out this fun bee craft that involves some learning!

Plus, this is a fun spring-free color-by-code craft. Grab 8 free coloring sheets to work on numbers 1-20 with your kids.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • crayons
  • markers
  • printable
Click here for your free spring color-by-code sheets

B. Set-up

Print off the sheets you want to work on with your kids!

C. Activity

Review the key with your kids if you are working on numbers and colors.

Then, see if they can find the correct number and match it up with the colors for each picture!

There is 1 bee image, plus some other fun spring pictures to reveal!

RELATED: Spring Printable


#13: Paper Roll Beehive Craft

Simple paper crafts are my favorite because it causes the least amount of mess!

I love this fun bee craft for preschoolers because of the paper roll beehive.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • colored paper
  • gluestick
  • scissors
  • googly eyes

B. Set-up

Cut 4 strips of yellow paper for the beehive. Create two skinny strips for the ends and two wider strips for the middle.

C. Activity

Make a tree branch out of brown paper and paste it onto blue paper. Add a small strip of brown paper to connect the beehive and the branch.

Take your strips of paper and fold them to create a roll. Glue one of the skinny pieces down first, then the two wider ones, then finish with the skinny piece.

Then, create a small black oval and paste it at the bottom of the hive to be the opening.

Lastly, to make the bees, create an oval shape out of yellow paper, cut it out, and paste them onto the paper. Use a marker to make the stripes. Add on a stinger, wings, and antenna out of black paper!


Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Bee crafts for preschoolers are just way too much fun! It’s a great way to teach the kids about bees. Honestly, it helped my kids not be so afraid of them too.

I hope you have found some bee crafts that you can do with your kids. 

I’d love to hear what your favorite craft/activity was in the article. Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Learning

Deena

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