Making a paper plate bee can be super easy with the help of our step-by-step tutorials. A great activity for preschoolers and toddlers, this activity is easy for kids to make at home with minimal parent/guardian supervision. All your need is to gather a few materials and follow the instructions down below.
- 2 pieces paper plate
- Yellow, blue, black, and white poster paint
- Googly eyes
Cut out the wing from a paper plate
Grab a paper plate and cut it in half using a pair of scissors
For the wings, we’re only going to use one-half of the paper plate. Set aside the other half, or you may use it on another paper plate craft.
Paint the wings of the paper plate bee
Paint the wings with light blue paint by mixing blue and white colors.
Let it dry and cut it in half by following the dashed line illustrated above.
We now have a pair of wings for the paper plate bee.
Draw outlines to make the stripes of the body of the bee
Grab another paper plate and draw straight horizontals lines on it using a pencil and a ruler. Use the dotted lines as a guide on where to draw the stripes.
Paint the body of the bee
Now that the paper plate is divided into five parts, paint the bee with black and yellow paint. Paint the top, middle, and bottom with yellow color.
Now paint the stripes with black paint.
The base of the paper plate is done!
Give the bee some eyes
Glue the googly eyes to the bee’s head.
If you don’t have googly eyes, use white and black paints and paint the eyes.
Attach the wings of the paper plate bee
Stick the wing at the middle back part of the bee.
The paper plate bee is now finished!