If you are looking for an easy, creative craft that features a beehive, then there are several options that use recycled materials and craft paper you already have in your craft supply in your home or classroom. Be creative. Try to reuse paper scraps, embellishments and other materials left over from other arts and crafts projects. Think of the lifestyle of a bee and the items that are important to a bee -- including flowers, honey and the beehive.
Beehive Coloring Page
Download a free coloring page that features the outline of a beehive and a busy bee. You can download a variety of coloring pages such as this from a website such as Color Me Good or Coloring Castle. Once you have clicked on the page to make it full size, press "Control" and "P" to print it. Distribute the coloring pages to your children, and let them color the beehive with crayons, colored pencils, markers or watercolors.
Place a yellow or white piece of craft paper on your work space. Draw a dome on the paper stretching from the base of the paper to close to the top. Cut out the dome with a pair of scissors. Use markers or glitter glue pens to draw horizontal lines across the beehive. Draw a small door in the shape of a dome at the base of the beehive.
Beehive Flower Pot
Glue your paper beehive to a ceramic flower pot. Use a white craft glue to attach the hive to the front of the pot, and allow it to dry. Fill the pot with dry beans of your choice -- black beans, navy beans, pinto beans . Then, add a few artificial flower stems to the center of the pot. Place the beehive pot on the windowsill of your kitchen or on your child's bureau or desk.
Use scraps of craft paper, an artificial bee and a little hot glue to make a paper "beehive bracelet." Cut a vertical strip of yellow craft paper (at least 11 inches long and two inches wide). Measure the strip of paper around your child's wrist. Cut the paper, and attach the two ends with a large, colorful paper clip. Add a dot of glue to the center of the bracelet, and press a faux, fuzzy bumblebee (which you can buy from a craft store) in the center of the bracelet.
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