Courtesy of Darice®
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Approximate Time: 30 Minutes
How to Make a Friendly Bee Paper Puppet
Bee creative in your classroom or at home with your kids this spring! Try this fun and easy Friendly Bee Paper Puppet project and everyone will be buzzin' about your latest craft creation!
Trim yellow paper to fit onto Cuttlebug plates or your embossing machine of choice.
Position plates & insert paper
Place 4" and 2" circles onto A plate, flat side down - one above the other. Lay yellow paper on top of dies followed by B and C plates. Run them through the machine; repeat this process with only the 4" circle for black and vellum papers.
Punch a small hole in both circles about 1/2" from the edge. Overlap the circles; line up the holes and glue small circle under larger one.
Add black stripes & face
Cut black circle into about 1" strips. Take several and glue these onto the bee for stripes. Glue on wiggle eyes and pom nose.
Create & attach wings
Cut vellum circle in half. Hold halves together and punch a small hole near top cut edge. Separate the two halves and place vallum wings over body and overlap wings where they're hole-punched. Insert a brad into the hole and separate tabs to secure.
Add stinger and sticky stick
Cut a small black triangle and glue it on for the bee's stinger. Glue your bee to the jumbo craft stick.