This bee handprint craft is made with paper plates for a fun summer or nature study activity.
Kids love learning about those little crawling insects. In fact, one of our first insect study activities was an ant fact worksheet. They loved studying the ants.
That led us into learning more about bees. There happened to be a bee flying around while we were doing the ant activity. Naturally curious, the kids wanted to learn more about bees so we made a craft around it. Our next venture will be a bee fact activity.
Bee Handprint Craft with Paper Plates
- Paper plate
- White and black construction paper
- Yellow and black craft paint
- Paint brush
- Use the pencil to trace the child’s hand on the white construction paper. Cut out along the lines.
- Also trace the bottom of the paint bottle twice on the same white paper. Cut out along the lines.
- Trace the top of the paint bottle onto the black construction paper. Cut out along the lines.
- Using the paint brush, paint the paper plate with the yellow paint.
- Once the paint has dried, apply glue to the back of the white circles you cut out, and glue them near the top of the plate to make the eyes.
- Glue the black circles on top of the white circles to complete the eyes.
- Use the pencil to draw a mouth.
- Slightly under the mouth, paint a black line, then another slightly under that, and another slightly under that.
- Apply glue to the hands, then glue them on each side of the plate to make the wings of the bee.