How to Craft a Bee From Black & Yellow Pom-Poms

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Children are often fascinated by real life bumble bees, spending hours staring at them in backyards. Perhaps their contrasting colors and buzzing sounds intrigue children. Their love for everything bumble bee may cause children to want to read stories with bumble bees, snuggle up to stuffed bumble bees and recreate bumble bees with arts and crafts. Making bumble bees out of pom-poms is a suitable and fun activity for all ages and can be accomplished with minimal crafty materials.

Things You'll Need

  • Large yellow pom-pom
  • Small black pom-pom
  • Wiggly eyes
  • White pantyhose
  • Wire
  • Wire cutter
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Glue a black pom-pom onto a large yellow pom-pom.

  • Glue two wiggly eyes onto the black pom-pom to create eyes.

  • Wrap a black pipe cleaner around the yellow pom-pom so the pipe cleaner touches the table.

  • Cut two pieces of 6-inch floral wire and two pieces of 2-inch floral wire.

  • Blend one piece of 6-inch floral wire into an oval.

  • Twist the ends together, leaving a little bit of wire out. Slightly stretch the oval shape out to create fuller wings.

  • Repeat the previous step for the other piece of 6-inch floral wire.

  • Cut two squares of white pantyhose, large enough to wrap around the floral wire wing.

  • Fold and stretch one pantyhose piece over the floral wire wing.

  • Hold the pantyhose down onto the floral wire wing with two fingers as you wrap the bottom with 2-inch floral wire. Cut off the excess pantyhose.

  • Repeat the previous step with the other floral wire wing.

  • Twist one floral wire wing onto the left side of the black pipe cleaner.

  • Twist the other floral wire wing onto the right side of the black pipe cleaner to complete wings.

Tips & Warnings

  • Use a silver chenille stem as a substitute for floral wire and pantyhose.

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