Beehive Craft for Preschoolers

We’re buzzing with excitement to share a fantastic beehive craft for preschoolers! As spring paints the world with its pretty colors, let your kiddos join us on a fun-filled and educational adventure.

This bee activity for preschoolers weaves together creativity and learning, providing a hands-on experience that will ignite their imagination and curiosity. Children will create an adorable beehive using colorful and engaging materials. 

As they work on their beehives, they will be encouraged to use their tiny fingerprints to transform them into buzzing homes for busy bees. Overall, the beehive craft is an engaging and educational activity that will provide preschoolers with a fun and interactive learning experience.

The beehive craft is a perfect way to celebrate the arrival of spring and to encourage a love of nature in young children. It is a tangible and interactive project that will provide hours of entertainment and learning.

As your little ones proudly display their finished beehives, you can be sure they will have created lasting memories and fostered a lifelong appreciation for the wonders of the natural world.

Why make a beehive craft?

Preschoolers will find immense joy in crafting their own beehives. The simple materials and easy-to-follow steps make it an accessible activity. The tactile experience of handling the materials and assembling the beehive fosters their fine motor skills and spatial awareness.

Beehive Craft for Preschoolers

This is such a cute craft for little ones. They can practice their scissor skills when they cut out the paper strips, or you can let them use a paper cutter to do so.

You’ll love capturing their fingerprints as they create some bees to buzz around the hive. This simple craft is frame-worthy and will look adorable on display.

What You’ll Need

For this engaging beehive craft, gather up the following supplies to ensure a smooth and enjoyable crafting session with your preschoolers:

Yellow and Black Construction Paper: This will be used to create the beehive. Its bright color captures the essence of a buzzing beehive.

White Cardstock: This will serve as the base for your beehive craft, providing a sturdy backdrop for your preschooler’s creation.

Glue Stick: Essential for sticking everything together. A glue stick is easy for little hands to manage and keeps the mess to a minimum.

Yellow Stamp Pad: Perfect for creating little bee fingerprints! It’s a fun and interactive way for kids to add bees around their beehive.

Fine-tip Black Marker: Use this to draw delicate details on your bees, turning those yellow fingerprints into buzzing beauties around the hive.

With these supplies at hand, you’re all set to create a beehive masterpiece! This craft is not just a wonderful way to celebrate spring, but also a great opportunity to develop fine motor skills, practice color recognition, and spark creativity in young minds.

What You’ll Do

It’s super easy to get this craft started. First, measure, mark, and cut your yellow construction paper into 5 strips that are 8.5″ long by 1.5″ tall.

Next, cut 2.5″ inches off the length of one piece, and then cut each one about an inch shorter than the one before it. As long as each piece gets shorter than the previous one, you’re good. Measurements don’t need to be exact.

This beehive craft for preschoolers is simply adorable! Fingerprint bees add to the playfulness of this paper craft that's perfect for spring and summer.

Then, starting with the longest strip of yellow paper, use a glue stick to glue it onto the white cardstock background.

Now, glue each subsequent strip (from longest on the bottom to shortest on top) on the white paper leaving a small space between each strip.

This beehive craft for preschoolers is simply adorable! Fingerprint bees add to the playfulness of this paper craft that's perfect for spring and summer.

On your black construction paper, trace your jar lid and cut out a circle. Paste the circle about ½” above the base of the beehive.

Use a yellow marker or stamp pad to color your thumbprint, and press it firmly on the white paper. Make as many bees as you’d like.

Finally, using a black fine-tip marker, draw stripes, antennae, and wings on your fingerprint bees.

This beehive craft for preschoolers is simply adorable! Fingerprint bees add to the playfulness of this paper craft that's perfect for spring and summer.

You can use a pencil to outline the bee and make dashed “flight” lines on the paper, if you’d like. And, you’re all done!

Preschool Books About Bees

To complement our beehive craft activity, exploring a collection of bee-themed books with preschoolers can further enhance their learning and excitement about these vital creatures.

Sharing stories about bees provides a wonderful opportunity for kids to understand the importance of bees in our ecosystem, fostering an early appreciation for nature.

These hand-picked books are perfectly suited for young learners and are sure to keep them engaged and curious about the world of bees.

Bee & Me (Old Barn Books)The Honeybee ManThe Life and Times of the Honeybee


 Bee & Me – A little girl befriends a bee that takes her on a journey of discovery, revealing an action that every child can take to aid in conservation. 

The Honeybee Man – Every morning, Fred climbs three flights of stairs—up to his rooftop in Brooklyn, New York—and greets the members of his enormous family: “Good morning, my bees, my darlings!” His honeybee workers are busy—they tend the hive, feed babies, and make wax rooms. They also forage in flowers abloom across Brooklyn… so that, one day, Fred can make his famous honey, something the entire neighborhood looks forward to tasting.

The Life and Times of the Honeybee – Why do beekeepers use smoke machines when collecting honey? Can a bee really sting only once? Why do bees “dance”?

In concise, detailed text and abundant illustrations that range from the humorous to the scientific, Charles Micucci offers a wide-ranging and spirited introduction to the life cycle, social organization, and history of one of the world’s most useful insects. 

Bee Activities for Preschoolers

This beautiful wooden honey bee puzzle let’s the child explore the wonderful world of honey bees.

You can add some plush bumblebee toys to your imaginative play area for kids to act out their favorite bee stories.

This collection of bee resources is full of my favorite things for teaching preschoolers about bees.

This printable bee craft for preschoolers is so cute! It is super simple to make, and it’s sure to inspire hours of imaginative play.

Our beehive craft for preschoolers is more than just an ordinary craft activity—it’s a gateway to learning and experiencing the marvels of nature up close. Through the simple joy of crafting, we foster creativity and fine motor skills in our little ones and kindle an early appreciation for the intricate beauty of the natural world.

Celebrating spring with this adorable project offers a perfect blend of fun, learning, and quality time spent together. We hope you and your preschoolers enjoy making these beehive crafts as much as the bees enjoy their real homes!

Buzzing with creativity and laughter, these crafts will surely create memories you’ll cherish for seasons to come.

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Beehive Craft

Beehive Craft

Buzz into spring with our beehive craft for preschoolers! A fun and educational activity to spark creativity and love for nature. Perfect for little hands.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty Easy


  • Yellow construction paper
  • Black construction paper
  • White cardstock
  • Glue stick
  • Yellow stamp pad
  • Fine-tip black marker
  • Scissors


    1. Cut yellow construction paper into strips. If you have a ruler, you can measure and make lines to help you cut 5 strips that are a little longer than your hand and about as wide as two fingers.
    2. Take one strip and cut a bit off the end. Now, cut a little bit more off the next strip. Keep cutting a little off each strip, making them shorter and shorter!
    3. Glue the longest yellow strip down on the white paper.
    4. Glue each strip (from longest on the bottom to shortest on top) on the cardstock, leaving a bit of space between each one.
    5. Cut a circle from the black construction paper. Paste the circle about half an inch up from the bottom.
    6. Make yellow thumbprints around the beehive using the yellow stamp pad.
    7. Use the black marker to draw eyes, stripes, and wings on each fingerprint.

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