Learn How to Make a Simple Paper Plate Bee

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Learn How to Make a Simple Paper Plate Bee

Introduction:

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.

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Tools

  • Pencil
  • Paintbrush
  • Ruler

Supplies

  • 2 pieces paper plate
  • Yellow, blue, black, and white poster paint
  • Glue
  • Googly eyes
How to Make a Paper Plate Bee - Materials
How to Make a Paper Plate Bee - Materials
Step 1

Cut out the wing from a paper plate

How to Make a Paper Plate Bee - Step 01

Grab a paper plate and cut it in half using a pair of scissors

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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.

Step 2

Paint the wings of the paper plate bee

How to Make a Paper Plate Bee - Step 03

Paint the wings with light blue paint by mixing blue and white colors.

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Let it dry and cut it in half by following the dashed line illustrated above.

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We now have a pair of wings for the paper plate bee.

Step 3

Draw outlines to make the stripes of the body of the bee

How to Make a Paper Plate Bee - Step 06

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.

Step 4

Paint the body of the bee

How to Make a Paper Plate Bee - Step 07

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.

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Now paint the stripes with black paint.

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The base of the paper plate is done!

Step 5

Give the bee some eyes

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Glue the googly eyes to the bee’s head.

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If you don’t have googly eyes, use white and black paints and paint the eyes.

Step 6

Attach the wings of the paper plate bee

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Stick the wing at the middle back part of the bee.

How to Make a Paper Plate Bee - Finished

The paper plate bee is now finished!

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5 COMMENTS

  1. my kids argued over whether it should be plain yellow or yellow-orange ahaha, told them to figure and that’s how i got this to make this craft ultimately 🤣

  2. Simple but it does look like a bee and it’s made of paper plate

    • I think it’s a pretty craft 🙂

  3. Love the design

  4. Doing this was fun- makes me forget acad pressures hayyy

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