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Fork Painted Bee Craft Idea For Kids [Free Template]

Bees are fascinating creatures buzzing around us! Did you know that bees are fuzzy for a reason? Their fuzzy bodies help them gather pollen and nectar as they flit from flower to flower, pollinating plants along the way.

Let’s get creative with nature’s little helpers! Kids will ditch the paintbrush when they paint this fork painted bee craft! The fork is a great way to paint the bee to look like it has a fuzzy texture.

To make this craft even easier, we’ve prepared a free template for you to download. Grab the template and a few basic supplies like paper, paint, and a fork so your little artists can get started on this bee-autiful project.

But wait, don’t buzz off just yet! Once they’ve finished crafting their bees, the fun doesn’t have to end there. Discover even more bee activities that are fun and engaging for kids to do this spring!

Easy Bee Art Project

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Supplies

Directions

Start by downloading the bee template and printing it out. Once you have the template printed, gather the materials needed for this easy art project.

Fork Painted Bee Template

Grab your disposable fork and two of your favorite yellow acrylic paints. Squeeze them onto a paper plate, then dip the fork in the paint and paint the body onto the background paper. The unique pattern created by the fork will add an interesting texture to your child’s masterpiece.

Grab those stripes and help your child attach them right in the middle of the bee’s body.

hand gluing the stripes to the body of the fork painted bee craft

Now, it’s time to give our bee the gift of flight! Place the wings at the top of the bee’s body and glue them down.

hand gluing the wings of the fork painted bee craft

Here comes the fun part—using a marker, draw the feet at the bottom of the bee’s body. Then draw two cute eyes and a smiley face on the head portion of the bee.

hand drawing the feet of the fork painted bee craft

Also, let’s not forget to draw on the antenna at the top of our bee’s head.

hand drawing the antler of the fork painted bee craft

Finish up by gluing the stinger to the left side of the bee’s body!

That’s it! Kids will love creating this painted craft by just using simple materials! For more cool crafts like this, be sure to check out our other favorite spring crafts to keep them entertained!

hand holding the fork painted bee craft

Ideas For Kids

Spring Day Ideas

It’s time to celebrate the arrival of spring with creativity and fun! Spring brings renewal and excitement, making it the perfect opportunity to get kids engaged in crafts and activities that capture the beauty of the season.

We have something for every kid to enjoy learning and creating with, so check out some of our favorite spring books, crafts, and activities below, and discover the magic of springtime!

Two Example of finished Fork Painted Bee Craft

Spring Books For Kids

Too Many Carrots: This adorable book about a rabbit with way too many carrots will have your kids giggling! When he loads on too many that he can’t even go in his house, he’s on the hunt for somewhere to live. Read what happens as his friends try to help. This book is cute and has a great message of sharing!

Pete The Cat and the Cool Caterpillar: Pete’s new friend is a caterpillar! But when his best buddy goes missing, Pete has to find out what happened to him. He soon realizes he’s going to need a lot of patience to discover what exactly happened to his caterpillar!

I Don’t Want To Be A Frog: Little frog wants to be anything but, you guessed it, a frog. He tries his hand at being a cat, rabbit, pig, and owl, but he just can’t manage to be like them. All along the way, his dad encourages him to just be a frog, but it’s not until he has a surprise run-in with a wolf that he rethinks what it means to be a frog.

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DIY Spring Crafts

Ladybug Tissue Paper Craft – Polka dots are always in style for ladybugs! Grab the tissue paper and our free template for kids to create the cutest little ladybug. It’s a great craft to learn more about insects and give those fine motor skills a workout.

Paper Plate Chick Craft – We’ve hatched a great idea of what to craft this spring – this paper plate chick! Kids will love to show off their inner artist and paint a baby bird masterpiece. It’s a great craft to include during spring or a farm animal study.

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Bunny Puppet Craft – Hop on over to check out how to make this adorable bunny puppet. This is a fun and easy activity kids will love to do and it’s perfect for this time of year! After they’re done with their creations, they can use their big imaginations to put on a puppet show!

Frog Headband Craft – Kids will leap into creativity when they make this “ribbiting” craft! There are two versions of this craft to choose from. They can color in the template or craft the pieces together to make their froggy headbands.

Printable Spring Activities For Preschoolers

Spring into fun with our butterfly dot to dot worksheets! This engaging activity celebrates the beauty of springtime as your little ones connect the dots to reveal 3 different butterfly designs.

Kids will enhance fine motor skills, build concentration and hand-eye coordination when they complete these worksheets. Download, print, and connect the dots on a sunny day or during quiet time this spring!

Take a leap with our frog cutting practice worksheets to help kids gain confidence with scissors! Cutting paper is a fantastic way for kids to refine their motor skills and boost hand-eye coordination. These fun activities will help children develop precision, concentration, and many other skills.

From following lines to matching pictures, each worksheet offers a unique challenge that keeps young minds engaged. So let’s get hopping!

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Let your little explorers discover the fascinating world of bugs with our preschool bug activities! They’re designed to inspire learning and play and offer a good mix of educational fun. From colorful insect flashcards to engaging memory games, children will hone essential skills like memory, pattern recognition, and handwriting.

This set of 19 pages is brimming with interactive content, and there’s something to spark every child’s curiosity. Join in and watch as your little ones buzz with excitement while exploring and learning with bugs!

Say hello to springtime with this set of spring cutting practice! Watch as kids have fun while honing their scissor skills and navigate around charming spring images. This free cutting practice packet will enhance directional and dexterity skills, and serve as a fantastic introduction to using and holding scissors for early learners.

There’s various cutting patterns like up, down, and circles to make little ones into scissor cutting pros in no time!

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More Fun Ideas For Kids

Two Example of finished Fork Painted Bee Craft

Fork Painted Bee Craft

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Drying Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Let’s get creative with nature’s little helpers! Kids will ditch the paintbrush when they paint this fork painted bee craft! The fork is a great way to paint the bee to look like it has a fuzzy texture.

Materials

  • Fork
  • Colored cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Marker
  • Paint
  • Bee Template

Instructions

  1. Download the bee template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Begin by stamping the yellow paint on the background paper using the fork. Let it dry completely before moving on.
  3. Next, attach the stripes at the middle of the body.
  4. Place the wings at the top of the bee's body and glue them down.
  5. Use a marker to draw on the feet, eyes, mouth, and antennae.
  6. Finish up by gluing the stinger to the left side of the bee.

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marge

Tuesday 21st of May 2024

thank you

Sam

Tuesday 21st of May 2024

No problem!

Jeanette

Sunday 28th of April 2024

Thank you so much! The children in my classroom love your crafts.

Sam

Monday 29th of April 2024

Awww, yay! You're welcome!

Cameron

Thursday 25th of April 2024

In my district we are not allowed to use pre-cuts, product-looking projects. We focus on process art. I do get around this a little by having the kids do process art that can become a product. For this bee project, I would make a cardboard template for tracing the body of the bee available, but everything else would be self drawn, cut, and put together. That way, kids aren't worried that their bee doesn't look "perfect" and like everyone elses.

Sam

Thursday 25th of April 2024

Oh, that's interesting! I think both have a place ◡̈

Gina

Thursday 25th of April 2024

Looks like a fun activity to end the school year.

Sam

Thursday 25th of April 2024

Great! I hope it is!

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