DLTK's Educational Crafts for
Footprint Bumblebee or Paper Shapes Bumblebee Craft
You can use the Templates I've provided or let the children do it on their own like my daughter did for hers.
- waxed paper,
- something to colour with
- a piece of paper (I prefer construction paper).
- Print out the template of choice (or make it yourself... We didn't use the template for the bee in the photo. Tasha loves drawing BIG lips and eyelashes). You can substitute a tracing of your child's footprint for the oval in the template.
- If using the B&W version of the template, you can print it on yellow construction paper as a shortcut.
- Color the pieces if using the B&W version. Give the kids the chance to be creative and let them use their favorite tools -- colored pencils, crayons, markers, pastels or paints. Whatever inspires them today.
- Carefully cut out the craft templates. This may require some adult assistance for some of the tougher pieces.
- Assemble your bee (you'll need to trim the stripes after glueing them on).
- Trace the child's feet on a piece of waxed paper and use these as the wings.
- ALTERNATIVE IDEA: Trace one foot on yellow construction paper and use this as the body. Trace both hands (fingers closed) on wax paper and use these as the wings.
- Close the template window after printing to return to this screen.
- Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).