Bee Crafts for Kids

Fly on over and check out these adorable bee crafts for kids. They’re perfect for spring and summer crafting sessions.

While I’m not a fan of real bees, I do love finding an adorable bee-themed craft to do with little ones. They get a big kick out of buzzing around with a cute yellow and black bumblebee made with their own hands.

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With construction paper, paint, glue, and other supplies you likely have stashed in your craft supplies, you’re all set for a fun springtime crafting session with your preschoolers.

Crafts Featuring Bees for Kids

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. Homeschool Preschool

Turn your child’s footprint into a cute bumblebee by following this simple tutorial. Pair this with your favorite bee book for kids, and you’ve got the makings of a fun afternoon. Fun Handprint Art

Recycle some old egg cartons, and help your preschooler turn them into egg carton bumblebees. Crafty Morning

This preschool bumble bee craft is perfect for spring and summer! And, it’s a great way to have kids practice their scissor skills. Homeschool Preschool

Gather some pipe cleaners and an empty cardboard tube, and you’re all set to create this fun bee craft. Then, you can try the honeycomb chocolate slice when you’re done. Thimble and Twig

You won’t believe how easy it is to create a paper plate bouncy bee to go with your favorite bee books. Rainy Day Mum

This spring, let your kids create this fun painted rocks Easy Bee Craft! There are so many ways you can use them in your preschool lessons! Homeschool Preschool

If you drink wine (or know someone who does), gather some wine corks for this craft. Then, your preschoolers can paint bumble bees and spring flowers with the wine corks. Sight and Sound Reading

The doily wings make this paper bag bee super cute! I Heart Crafty Things

These tissue paper bees are so cute, and they’re great for helping preschoolers polish fine motor skills. Add them to your spring and summer craft list. Homeschool Preschool

This adorable toilet paper roll bee craft for preschool is a fun hands-on activity for preschoolers to create when you study bees this spring. Homeschool Preschool

This egg carton beehive and bee craft are perfect for imaginative play. A Little Pinch of Perfect

I’ve mentioned many times how much I love handprint crafts. If you do, too, you’ve got to check out this handprint bumble bee. Red Ted Art

Planning a bee themed unit for your young learners? This preschool bee craft is perfect! With just a few supplies, your kids can make a fun bee hive craft. Homeschool Preschool

Crafts made from recycled materials serve dual purposes. They use up materials that would other go in the trash, and they result in a fun crafting session for kids. This recycled bee craft is the perfect example. I Heart Crafty Things

Crafting with nature is so much fun! I love these pine cone bumble bees! They’re perfect for little hands. Rainy Day Mum

Get kids excited about reading when they make this bee corner bookmark. Red Ted Art

Preschoolers can act out their favorite bee stories with these incredibly cute bee finger puppets. I Heart Crafty Things

This bee finger puppet will have kids using their fine motor skills, and creates a fun sensory activity, as well. A Dab of Glue Will Do

Here’s a fun paper roll bee craft for your little ones to try. They should be able to most of the work on their own. Non Toy Gifts

This thumbprint honey bee hive is super easy to make. You can add details first and let kids fill it in, or let them make thumbprints and add details later. Either way, it’s sure to be a hit. Artsy Craftsy Mom

Here’s a fun accordion paper bee craft that will likely require a little help from an adult. However, the result is a fun bouncy bee your kids will love. Easy Peasy and Fun

A paper plate, paint, and pom poms are all you need for your little ones to create this fun paper plate bee craft. Non Toy Gifts

Summer is a great time to make this adorable popsicle stick bee craft with your preschoolers. Kids Craft Room

Have you tried painting rocks with your preschoolers yet? These bee painted rocks will look great in your garden or in a planter inside. They’re so cute! Easy Peasy and Fun

Your preschoolers will love this jolly little bee cup craft! Red Ted Art

Your kids will love planting a few wildflowers in this fun handprint bumble bee planter. I Heart Arts n Crafts

This bee hand puppet is perfect for storytelling, imaginative play, and more! Easy Peasy and Fun

This woven paper plate bee craft has cute handprint wings and woven stripes that will help your preschoolers work their fine motor skills. Kids Craft Room

These fingerprint bees pair perfectly with a beehive painted with leftover bubble wrap. Crafty Morning

Did you know you can paint with balloons? You sure can, and these balloon-printed bees are simple to make and so adorable. I Heart Crafty Things

Which of these crafts featuring bees for kids will you try first with your preschoolers?

PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT BEES

Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about bees. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.

If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.

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 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. 

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Teaching Resources

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.

Spring and summer are the perfect time to learn about bees and this bee life cycle playdough mat is perfect for your unit.

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