Easy Craft for Kids: World Bee Day

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On May 20, we will recognize our buzzing friends – bees – on World Bee Day with a simple craft. Who knew they had a day to recognize them and all that they do for us? Spring time is the perfect time to recognize them because we see them buzzing around flowers and hanging out around their honey bee hives. Did you know that bees, honey bees in particular, are responsible for ⅓ of the food we eat? Another fun fact about bees is that they have hair on their eyeballs. The tiny hairs help them know wind direction and how fast they are flying similar to a speed odometer. Now for our craft. 

To get started, you will need a toilet paper roll, paper (yellow and blackBee Activity, if you have it or you can use any color to create your bees), pipe cleaners, and glue. If you don’t have pipe cleaners, you can use any other material to help create the antenna of the bee. 

1. Cut the yellow paper the size of the toilet paper roll. 

2. Wrap the yellow paper around the the toilet paper roll. 

3. Using the pipe cleaners or any other antenna like item, fold it in half, and glue it to the paper roll

4. Cut three ½ inch strips of black paper for the bee’s stripes and glue them.

5. Draw, cut, and glue the bee’s wings.

6. Lastly, glue googly eyes (or paper-made eyes) and any other fun, creative items for your bee. 

This craft activity was brought to you by National 4-H. If you are interested in learning more bees or any of our other pollinator friends, you can contact the local Cooperative Extension office at 704.283.3801.