Yum, who doesn't love fresh honey? At Catseye, we're always fascinated by not only the honey bee, but the beautiful hives they create! Not only do they produce delicious honey that can help with building a tolerance to your local pollen, but honey bees are responsible for pollinating our plants. We'd like to celebrate these fascinating creatures by making our own beehive using bubble wrap. Here's how:
What you need:
- Bubble wrap
- Brown & white construction paper
- Yellow paint (washable)
- Paper plate
- Paint brush
- Glue stick
- Black marker
Step 1: Using the marker, draw a beehive shape on the bubble wrap.
Step 2: Carefully cut the shape.
Step 3: Using your yellow paint, paint a thin coat onto the bubble wrap (bubble side).
Step 4: Carefully and quickly, stamp the painted bubble wrap onto the white construction paper - set aside to dry.
Step 5: Using your marker, draw a door on the brown construction paper, then cut it out.
Step 6: Once dry, draw an outline around your beehive, then glue the door.
Step 7: Using a small amount of yellow paint, take your thumb and dab the honey bees around the hive.
Step 8: Once everything is dry, take your marker and draw each bee’s face, stripes, stinger, and wings.
Step 9: Now your awesome beehive is complete!