Bobble Bee Craft

Kickstart the Spring term with this adorable Bobble Bee Paper Craft. With the added bouncy movement, bees literally pop from the page as if they’re buzzing around a beehive; making this a super fun and engaging Spring craft for kids to enjoy.

How to Make the Bobble Bee Paper Craft

 
  • White, Yellow and Blue Cardstock
  • Yellow, Black, Green (optional) and Brown Scrap Paper
  • Bubble Wrap
  • Yellow (and orange/ochre) Paint
  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick
  • Tissue Paper (optional)
 

Let’s Make a Buzzy Bee!

 
Bobble Bee Paper Craft for Kids | An engaging, fun and easy Spring Craft that kids will love! Use our printable templates to create a bee that buzzes and bounces around its beehive.
 

Bubble Wrap Printing

 

Step 1: Apply a layer of paint to the bubble wrap.

 

As a personal preference, I tend to paint the bobbles of the bubble wrap with a paintbrush. This creates clean and crisp prints.

 

However, young children may prefer to simply dip their bubble wrap directly into paint. In this instance, less is more and try to offer a thin layer of paint for dipping. Either way, the end result will be great!

 
Bobble Bee Paper Craft for Kids | An engaging, fun and easy Spring Craft that kids will love! Use our printable templates to create a bee that buzzes and bounces around its beehive.
 

Step 2: Turn the bubble wrap over and press down. Gently peel the bubble wrap away from the hive to reveal the print.

 

Continue this process until the hive is full with bubble wrap prints.

 

Leave the hive to dry.

 
Bobble Bee Paper Craft for Kids | An engaging, fun and easy Spring Craft that kids will love! Use our printable templates to create a bee that buzzes and bounces around its beehive.
 

Cut Out the Template Elements

 

Step 3: Cut out the elements of the template. Options: Colour in the bee’s body with yellow and black stripes OR trace around the body onto yellow paper.

 
Bobble Bee Paper Craft for Kids | An engaging, fun and easy Spring Craft that kids will love! Use our printable templates to create a bee that buzzes and bounces around its beehive.
 

Create a Branch

 

Step 4: Take a piece of brown paper and tear to create the shape of a branch.

 

Glue the branch to the top of the blue cardstock and add green paper leaves or tissue paper blossoms to the branch.

 

Finally, position the painted beehive to just under the branch and secure with glue.

 
Bobble Bee Paper Craft for Kids | An engaging, fun and easy Spring Craft that kids will love! Use our printable templates to create a bee that buzzes and bounces around its beehive.
 

Let’s Assemble the Bee!

 

Step 5: Trace the body of the bee onto yellow paper. Cut out the yellow body.

 
Bobble Bee Paper Craft for Kids | An engaging, fun and easy Spring Craft that kids will love! Use our printable templates to create a bee that buzzes and bounces around its beehive.
 

Step 6: Use scissors or a paper cutter to create numerous black strips. Glue the black strips to the yellow body to create the markings of a bee!

 

Trim the excess to size.

 
Bobble Bee Paper Craft for Kids | An engaging, fun and easy Spring Craft that kids will love! Use our printable templates to create a bee that buzzes and bounces around its beehive.
 

Step 7: Glue the bees head to the body.

 

Cut two short paper strips and curl the ends with a pencil.

 

Attach these curled paper strips to the back of the bees head.

 
Bobble Bee Paper Craft for Kids | An engaging, fun and easy Spring Craft that kids will love! Use our printable templates to create a bee that buzzes and bounces around its beehive.
 

Step 8: Complete the bee by attaching the wings!

 
Bobble Bee Paper Craft for Kids | An engaging, fun and easy Spring Craft that kids will love! Use our printable templates to create a bee that buzzes and bounces around its beehive.
 

The Accordion Fold – “Bobble”

 

Step 9: Using scissors or a paper cutter, cut out two even strips of coloured paper (or card for a better bounce, however it’s trickier for kids to fold) – ideally, the strips will be fairly wide and for length, I recommend cutting the paper from the shortest side of an A4 piece of paper or longest side of a piece of card.

 

Take the two strips and position them in a 90° angle as shown above. Glue the connecting papers together.

 

Fold the bottom strip over the top and crease the fold along the edge. This will make the accordion fold tight!

 
Bobble Bee Paper Craft for Kids | An engaging, fun and easy Spring Craft that kids will love! Use our printable templates to create a bee that buzzes and bounces around its beehive.
 

Step 10: Continue this process until all the is paper has been folded.

 

Seal the ends with glue.

 

Step 11: Glue one end of the bobble to the black card stock.

 
Bobble Bee Paper Craft for Kids | An engaging, fun and easy Spring Craft that kids will love! Use our printable templates to create a bee that buzzes and bounces around its beehive.
 

The Bobble Bee

 

Step 12: Glue the bee to the other end of the bobble.

 

The bee will now bounce and buzz upon its bobble!

 
Bobble Bee Paper Craft for Kids | An engaging, fun and easy Spring Craft that kids will love! Use our printable templates to create a bee that buzzes and bounces around its beehive.
 

The Bobble Bee Paper Craft is Complete

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