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Handprint Bee Craft For Kids [Free Template]

Every spring kids are eager to get outside and play in the dirt. They love to dig holes, make mud pies, hunt for bugs and flowers, and just explore all that nature has to offer.

But when outside time is over, kids can get a bit bored and reach from screen time.

Stop the boredom and make a fun spring craft instead! This handprint bee craft is a great craft kids can do.

Bees are some of the most important pollinators of plants on earth so it’s important kids learn about these amazing creatures while they’re still young.

This bee craft is perfect for kids to make at home, school, or daycare! It’s simple and easy to make, and there’s no messy paint needed. Plus, it would be a great addition to an insect unit study.

Download the free template and then be sure to check out all of our handprint crafts for kids.

Bumblebee Handprint

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Supplies

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Pencil
  • Ruler (optional)
  • Glue stick
  • Bee template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Directions

Download the bee template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

hand holding handprint bee craft template

Start by gluing the cheeks, one on each side, beneath the eyes.

hand gluing cheek to handprint bee craft

Place the antennae behind the head and at slight angle and glue in place.

hand gluing antenna to handprint bee craft

Trace your child’s hand onto a piece of yellow paper and cut it out. Take a black marker and a ruler to draw black stripes onto the handprint.

hand drawing stripes onto handprint bee craft

Next, glue the head to the base side of the handprint.

hand gluing head to handprint bee craft

Finish off the bee by gluing one wing to the front of the bee, on the handprint. Take the other wing, flip it the opposite way to the first wing and glue it to the back of the handprint.

hand gluing wings to handprint bee craft

Isn’t this a cute spring craft? We love how cheery it is!

hand holding handprint bee craft

Spring Unit For Kids

With the weather finally warming up, it’s time to get creative with a spring-themed unit! We have some great ideas for you below that will help plan out your lesson. Ready? Read on below for our top ideas.

If you want to have a blast with your kids while also teaching them new things, start by reading books together. Reading aloud is an excellent way for children of all ages to get into imaginative modes and explore ideas beyond what they see every day!

Below are some of our favorite spring books for kids.

Ten Little Ladybugs – This cute book is not only fun to read, but also fun to touch! Kids will want to read this book day after day and it helps them learn to count.

Planting a Rainbow – Kids will have a blast learning about colors and flowers in this colorful and engaging book!

Bee – This peek-through picture book is a fun bedtime book for kids! It’s short and keeps the kids’ attention span.

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Now your kids can have even more fun making crafts! Crafts are a great way to work on creativity, fine motor skills and so much more. Here are some of our favorite easy projects that your kids will want try out today:

Ladybug Paper Bag Puppet Craft – This ladybug paper bag puppet craft is perfect for little hands. The kids will love playing with this cute bug! Get the free template and make it today!

Duck Handprint Craft – Nothing says spring more than cute little ducklings at the pond! This handprint craft is so simple to make and uses paper, so there’s no need to worry about a paint mess.

Butterfly Stick Puppet – These are perfect for springtime pretend play, and the kids will love coloring them in!

Paper Plate Sun Craft – This easy paper plate sun craft is perfect for kids in the springtime when the weather is warming up. It’s a great way to teach them about the seasons and get them excited about warmer temperatures!

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Enjoy some springtime fun with these educational bug color by number printables. These are perfect for a rainy day or when you need to keep the kids occupied. There’s no prep required, so just download and print!

Kids will love these fun printable bug activities that are perfect for preschoolers! These activities help with bug identification, handwriting, patterns, scissor skills, social emotion learning and more. Plus they’re a great way to learn in a fun and interactive way!

These Spring I Spy printables are a great way to help kids get excited about the new season. They’re perfect for helping with memory and visual discrimination skills, too!

Add in some sensory play with this bee sensory bin or this insect play dough kit! They’re great for keeping kids busy, using their hands, and having fun.

Share With Us

Did you make this craft with your kids or students? We’d love to feature them on our social media!

For a chance to have your child’s craft featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

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Handprint Bee Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This handprint bee craft is perfect for kids this spring! It's simple and easy to make, and there's no messy paint needed.

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Pencil
  • Ruler (optional)
  • Glue stick
  • Bee template

Instructions

  1. Download the bee template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Start by gluing the cheeks, one on each side, beneath the eyes.
  3. Place the antennae behind the head and at slight angle and glue in place.
  4. Trace your child's hand onto a piece of yellow paper and cut it out. Take a black marker and a ruler to draw black stripes onto the handprint.
  5. Next, glue the head to the base side of the handprint.
  6. Finish off the bee by gluing one wing to the front of the bee, on the handprint. Take the other wing, flip it the opposite way to the first wing and glue it to the back of the handprint.

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