Brilliant paper roll buzzy bee craft

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Paper roll buzzy bee craft - make your own paper bumblebees with the kids

Hold onto those old toilet rolls! Turn them into these super cute buzzy bees, set with bubble wrap wings. This is a quick and easy summer bee craft for kids.

Summary:

Time: 10 minutes
Age: Little kids to Big kids
Difficulty: Easy peasy

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You will need:

  • Paper rolls
  • Black, yellow and white paint – acrylic works best
  • Paintbrush
  • Black card
  • Bubble wrap
  • Scissors
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue

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Paper roll buzzy bee craft - make your own paper bumblebees with the kids
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Step 1: Paint the paper rolls yellow

Paint your toilet rolls all over with yellow paint.

We used acrylic paint, which covers the card well in a thick layer.

You may need to do 2 coats to get a nice finish.

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Paper roll buzzy bee craft - make your own paper bumblebees with the kids
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Step 2: Paint on some black stripes

Paint black stripes along your paper roll.

You can either make very neat, straight stripes or use brushstrokes to make fuzzy edges on your stripes, like we did.

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Paper roll buzzy bee craft - make your own paper bumblebees with the kids
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Step 3: Cut out circles for the head

Cut circles out of black card and then snip little triangles all the way along the edge to make your bee’s fuzzy face.

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Paper roll buzzy bee craft - make your own paper bumblebees with the kids
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Step 4: Add the eyes and mouth

Glue the bee’s ‘face’ to the front end of your tube. Then stick on two google eyes and paint on a smile.

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Paper roll buzzy bee craft - make your own paper bumblebees with the kids
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Step 5: Make the wings

Cut wing shapes from bubble wrap.

Then cut a little strip of card to stick to your wings and provide some support so they don’t flop down.

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Paper roll buzzy bee craft - make your own paper bumblebees with the kids
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Step 6: Give your bee wings and antennae

Glue the wings onto the back of your bee.

To finish of your buzzy bee craft, cut long, thin strips of black card. Curl one end over onto themselves to make little feelers for your bee and stick them on behind it’s ‘face’.

Your bee is all ready to buzz off.

Your buzzy bee craft is ready to fly off round the garden!

Paper roll buzzy bee craft - make your own paper bumblebees with the kids