It's the middle of summer, but it's been pretty rainy so we've had a lot of indoor time. Luckily we've found ways to keep busy!
This is a fun craft to do and it's pretty easy! To make a honey comb picture, there are two options:
1. Press a finger into a light yellow or tan
paint and press into a pyramid shape.
Turn paper upside down and repeat.
2. Dip finger tip in yellow paint and gently
press around the paper to form the bees
3. Use a fine tip black marker to draw on
eyes, stripes, and wings. (You could also
use black paint and a thin tipped
4. Use the marker to draw dots around the
paper to create a flight pattern for the
1. Cut a hexagon out of potato.
2. Use potato to stamp out hexagon shapes
for the bee hive.
3. Follow above steps 2-4 in Option 1, to create the
- Bees have 4 wings and 6 legs.
- The buzzing sound comes from the bees wings.
- Bees smell using their antennas and taste with its tongue and front legs.
- Many people think bees are yellow and black, but there are some that are green, blue or red!
- One hive can have up to 70,000 bees living in it!
- The queen bee is the biggest bee in the hive. She lays the eggs. She can live up to 5 years.
- Other female bees are worker bees. They live up to 8 weeks when working.
- Male bees are drones. After mating, they die.
- Once a honey bee stings you, it dies. Only girl bees have stingers.
- Bees live all over the world, except where it is very cold.
- Bees go through 4 stages: Egg, Larva, Pupa, Adult.
- If a bee finds pollen, it does a dance to tell the other bees where it is.
Time For Kids Bees!
Bees by Deborah Hodge