I’m on a clothespin craft roll right now (pegs to Australians). Last week we shared dragonflies, and this week it’s a bee craft.
These peg bees turned out adorable, and are so quick and easy to make. We have even included a free printable template for the wings.
My first memory of a bee includes five-year-old me swatting it with an egg carton and getting stung. My mother laughed at me and said it served me right, what was I doing attacking a bee with an egg carton?
I did not love bees right then. However, they are one of nature’s most amazing and fascinating creatures. We need to teach our children to respect these insects, not only because they carry stings for self defence but also because they are vital to our ecosystem. Without their help with pollination, many or our plants, flowers, and fruit trees would not survive, and this would have a follow-on affect to all life on earth.
They are one amazing little insect! Not to mention, of course, the delicious honey they make.
Bees are totally worthy of recreation in peg-craft style.
How to make easy peg bees
You will need:
• Pegs (or clothespins)
• pipe cleaners
• small yellow beads (optional)
• sharpie markers in black and yellow
• small googly eyes
• glue (I always use tacky craft glue)
• bee wing template
- Decorate your peg with black and yellow stripes
- Fold printable in half and cut out one set of wings. Unfold each wing and glue in place
- Glue on googly eyes
- Cut pipe cleaner in half and discard one half. Thread one bead onto each tip, fold in half and hold in place with peg (or glue them on if you prefer).
That’s all there is to it!
Buzz Buzz! He’s off to join his happy dragonfly friends.
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• Make a glitter peg butterfly with tissue paper wings
• These walnut bugs are so fun!
• Make the sweetest pebble love bugs
• Squish art butterflies are a great way to learn about symmetry
• Sponge printed butterflies are super simple and would be great for a Summer art display