In the springtime, bees are buzzing everywhere, frantically collecting that pollen from every bloom. Give your own little busy bees a fun project to work on with this Paper Bag Bee! Your kids will love buzzing this cheerful puppet all around the house. Maybe they’ll even come up with a bee-themed puppet show for the whole family to enjoy.
Paper Bag Bee Puppet
Paper bag puppets are a childhood staple. They’re easy to make and fun to play with. Plus, they store flat, so you can have an entire puppet collection tucked away in a drawer for whenever your kids want to play!
Creating a puppet show encourages imagination and storytelling. Making and using the puppet builds motor skills as your kid cuts the pieces out and learns how to move the puppet’s mouth.
- Colored construction paper
- Pencil – to trace the template
- Craft glue
- Sharpie or gel pen
- Paper bag
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How to Make a Paper Bag Bee
- Select a paper bag or craft a bag from brown paper or any colored construction paper of your choice. Print and cut out the template patterns from A4 size sheets. Trace the patterns on the selected craft papers and cut them out nicely. The template includes the following patterns – head, antenna, blush, wings, stripes, stinger and eye bases. Use a black sharpie to fill the eyes on the eye bases.
- Glue the antennae to the top of the head
- Glue the eyes onto the head cutout
- Glue the pink blush cutouts to the head cutout
- Use a sharpie to draw the mouth and the wing outlines.
- Measure and cut out a piece of yellow paper to cover the front side of the paper bag, under the flap. The prepared yellow paper will be the body of the paper bag bee
- Glue the stripes horizontally across the body cutout, and attach the stinger to the bottom.
- Glue the body to the paper bag under the flap.
- Adjust the length of the paper bag by cutting it short (if necessary). Glue the head to the flattened bottom of the paper bag.
- Glue the wings to the sides of the bag to complete the craft.
Tips and Tricks
- Small children may have difficulty with the cutting, so pre-cut the pieces and let your child glue everything together!
- The wings of the bumblebee are also really cute cut from light blue paper and drawn on with blue marker.
- Get creative with this bee. Maybe add googly eyes, or paint on the stripes and cheeks instead of using cut paper.
Give your little bee something to pollinate by making this Flower Wreath. Then head to the library and find some books about bees! A lot of people are afraid of them, but bees are such an important part of our world.
Plus, who doesn’t love honey? Enjoy this sweet bee product by making toast with honey, or whipping up some delicious honey butter!
Don’t forget to share all your bumblebee fun by tagging us on social media @frostingandglue.
- Construction papers
- Pencil - to trace the template
- Craft glue
- Sharpie or gel pen
- Paper bag
Grab a paper bag. Print and cut out the template patterns. Trace the patterns on the selected construction papers and cut them out nicely. The template includes a head, antenna, blush, wings, stripes, stinger and eye bases. Use a black sharpie to fill the eyes on the eye bases.
Glue the antenna cutouts on the top side of the head cutout.
Glue the eye cutouts near the top part of the head cutout.
Glue the blush cutouts on the cheek parts.
Use a sharpie to draw the mouth and the wing outlines.
Measure and cut out a piece of yellow paper to cover any one side of the selected paper bag. The prepared yellow paper will be the body part of the paper bag bee.
Glue the stripe cutouts on the body part cutout horizontally and attach the stinger on the bottom side of the body.
Glue the body base on either side of the paper bag.
Adjust the length of the paper bag by cutting it short (if necessary). Flatten the bottom part of the paper bag with the front side and glue the head pattern on the flattened bottom part.
Glue the wing patterns on both sides of the paper bag to complete the paper bag bee craft.
How Do I Print A PDF?
You’ll need a program that supports PDFs. Adobe Acrobat is a great option. Open the program, click file then print. Select your printer and the number of copies you want to print. Be sure you click double-sided if you want it to print on both sides.
Can I Resell These?
You may not resell any printable or template that you find on our website or received in your email. You may use them for class parties, at church, at home, or in the classroom. You may get these printed at an office supply store or copy center at your own expense.