Bumble Bee - Crafts At Home

05 August 2022

Make your own Bumble Bees this summer! If you’re looking for Arts and crafts activities this summer, then you can trust in us to deliver! This week, we’ve got a craft that’ll keep your kids entertained during the summer holidays, and make use of any stray toilet rolls you may have.

Toilet Toll Bumble Bees or butterflies 

What you will need: 


Toilet roll

Card: White, Black, Yellow

Small Googly Eyes 

Pipe cleaner

Black Pen

Tape or Glue


Step 1 

First we need to cover our whole toilet roll with yellow card for the base of our bumble bee. 


Start with your toilet roll on its side and wrap the paper around drawing a line where the side overlaps, then cut straight down the line.


Then once you have your piece of card we need to secure it to our toilet roll. You can either use tape or glue, depending on which you have available.


Step 2 

We need to create our bumble bee stripes. We are going to do two for our Bee but you can add as many or as little as you like. 


Again measure your card the same way we did with the yellow card. Once you have the piece cut out it's time to cut it into smaller strips.

We will then wrap these around the body to create their stripes. Secure the stripes with either glue or tape. *Top Tip* line all the seams of your card along the back to get the neatest finish

Step 3
Now it's time to make their faces. This is where you can have lots of fun and create all sorts of silly expressions.


We need to first stick the googly eyes on to our roll. Once you have these you can then use your black pen to add a mouth, eyebrows and anything else you might like. 


Step 4

Time to grab our pipe cleaners and create some antennas for our bumble bees. 

Depending on the size of your pipe cleaner you might need to trim them slightly but we will let you decide once you have attached them. 


So take a pipe cleaner and fold it in half to create a V shape. Bend the ends slightly down to create more shape. We then need to secure this to the inside of our toilet roll just behind where we have drawn our bees face. Again you can choose either glue or tape to secure this in place. 


Step 5

Now let's make some wings

You can draw any shape you like for your wings and make them as big or small as you like. 

Here is how we made ours:


Take your plain white paper and fold it in half. Then draw one wing design. We have gone with a raindrop shape. Then cut out your design with the paper still folded. When you open it out you will have two perfect matching wings. 


You can now take the time to decorate your wings.


Then secure them to the back of your bee. This will also help cover any seams from the stripes we made earlier.


And there you have it! Your very own Bee. you can use the technique to create all sorts of animals including butterflies, birds even fairies! 


Make sure you tag us in your designs as we would love to see the animals you create.