Spring is a great time for kids to learn all about our helpful pollinators, bees! They can be seen buzzing from flower to flower doing a big job of collecting pollen and nectar this time of year.
Use this tissue paper bee craft to get kids interested in learning more about these amazing insects, and as a way for them to practice some important skills!
Tissue paper crafts are a great way for kids to hone their fine motor skills when they tear or scrunch up and glue the tissue paper onto the paper. This activity works the small muscles in their hands and improves pincer grasp and hand-eye coordination.
We’ve provided a free template for you to use with your kids. They’ll learn to follow directions as they place the different colored tissue paper in the correct place on the bee template.
So print out the bee template, grab a few basic craft supplies, and get to the fun!
Find some more bee activities to keep the kids excited to learn more! We have lots of great crafts and activities that will get your kids engaged.
Honey Bee Craft
- Tissue paper squares
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Bee template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the bee template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin to make the bee by spreading glue over a small section of the bee’s outline.
Glue the tissue paper squares along the glue. Repeat for each section, until the entire bee’s body is covered in tissue paper.
Create the mouth by gluing the tongue to the bottom of the mouth, then glue the completed mouth in the middle of the bee’s body, just above the top stripe.
Next, glue the eyes, one on each side of the bee’s head, above the mouth.
Take the cheeks and glue them on both sides of the mouth.
Finish off by trimming off the bottom part of the paper, along the dotted line.
Isn’t that the cutest bee craft? We’re sure your kids loved making this one. Check out our many other tissue paper crafts while you’re here.
Spring Ideas For Kids
If you’re looking for ideas to keep the kids occupied and engaged in learning over spring break, then we have you covered! We have all kinds of spring themed crafts and activities that will help kids with creativity and developing essential skills!
Get the whole family involved with some of our favorite ideas for spring below.
Spring Books For Kids
If you want to help your kids get ahead in school and make sure they succeed, then try reading with them this spring!
Reading can be one of the best ways to introduce new ideas, help children form their own opinions and understanding of different topics, and get them prepared for upcoming schoolwork. Not only will reading be an enjoyable activity that your kids look forward to, but it’ll also open up a whole world of imagination and new learning experiences.
Below are some of our top 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.
Spring Crafts For Kids
Crafting is a fun and hands-on way for kids to develop their fine motor skills and creativity! This entertaining activity is perfect for improving hand-eye coordination, problem-solving, and patience.
Be sure to check out some of our favorite spring crafts below to inspire the kids to craft today!
Butterfly Shape Craft – Another helpful pollinator is the butterfly! Kids will have a blast creating their own butterfly from various shapes! It’s a great way for them to learn more about these brightly colored insects while reinforcing shape recognition. It’s a great project for at home or in the classroom!
Flower Handprint Card Craft – Celebrate spring with this sweet and cute card craft! Not only will kids love to see a flower made out of their own handprints, it makes for an adorable keepsake for Mom! This card is great anytime of year, but we think it would be extra special for Mother’s Day!
Chick Popsicle Stick Craft – Plain ol’ popsicle sticks are transformed into an adorable chick with this fun craft! This is a fun project where kids can paint, cut, and glue to make a cute spring craft to decorate with. Grab our free template and a few craft supplies to get your little chicks busy!
Duck Handprint Craft – Your little ducklings will waddle right on over when its time to make this super cute handprint craft. Let their creativity fly on how they want to make their duck whether it’s a little yellow duck, or a colorful one like a mallard.
Spring Activities For Kids
We think your kids will find these frog color by numbers “ribbiting”! They’re a great way to keep kids engaged while doing a fun activity. They’ll practice their number recognition, color recognition, and fine motor skills when they carefully fill in each numbered space with the correct color!
This spring when you’re looking for a quick and easy activity to pull together, just print out these free sheep coloring pages. Grab the crayons or markers and your little lambs will have lots of fun using their creativity to color in all these adorable sheep illustrations.
Get your little detectives ready to find all the hidden pictures in these spring I Spy printables. These pages keep your kids focused and help to improve observation, counting, and memory. In this set of 7, there are easy and hard versions to tailor to your child’s skill level.
Are your little ones fascinated by all the bugs crawling and flying around? Have them learn more about different insects and bugs with these preschool bug activities. These worksheets are a great way for kids to work on memory, patterns, handwriting, emotions, and so much more. Hours of fun and learning will happen with this printable set!
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More Spring Activities
- Tissue paper squares
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Bee template
- Download the bee template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin to make the bee by spreading glue over a small section of the bee's outline.
- Glue the tissue paper squares along the glue. Repeat for each section, until the entire bee's body is covered in tissue paper.
- Create the mouth by gluing the tongue to the bottom of the mouth, then glue the completed mouth in the middle of the bee's body, just above the top stripe.
- Next, glue the eyes, one on each side of the bee's head, above the mouth.
- Take the cheeks and glue them on both sides of the mouth.
- Finish off by trimming off the bottom part of the paper, along the dotted line.