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When it comes to making fun crafts with the kids, Valentine’s Day is one of my absolute favorite holidays!
The possibilities, when it comes to heart shaped crafts, are endless and really, who wouldn’t love an adorable personalized Valentine made by little hands :)
Since I currently have a 3 year old little boy that is obsessed with all things insect related, we had to make sure we included them in our first love themed craft of the season. And in that, we definitely succeeded!
These little heart shaped bumblebee crafts are super easy to make, take hardly any time at all, and will even help your child practice their scissor skills (if they’re old enough for scissors that is). Oh, and did I mention that they are adorable? :)
To make these adorable little creatures, you’re going to need to gather a few supplies. You’ll need:
- Black, yellow, and either pink or red construction paper
- A marker
- Glue and/or tape
- Scissors (for little ones just beginning to use scissors this is our favorite pair)
- Pipe cleaners
- Googly eyes
Now, are you ready to cut some hearts?
Either you or your child, if they’re old enough for scissors, need to cut 2 large hearts from each color of construction paper (black, yellow, and red/pink). From your red/pink paper, you’ll also need 2 medium size hearts for the antennas, and 2 small hearts for the mouth.
To make cutting the hearts easier for your child, simply fold your paper in half and draw a half heart shape along the fold and have them cut along the line.
Starting with one of your black hearts, start creating a pattern of black, yellow, black, yellow by laying each heart on top of the one before it and gluing them together. To make sure that you can see the face of your bumblebee, start with black on the bottom and work your way up finishing with a yellow heart.
When the glue has dried on those, turn them over and glue your red/pink hearts to the back so that they are sticking out the sides. These will make your wings.
To make your antennas, cut a pipe cleaner in half and tape each half to one of your medium sized red/pink hearts. Tape the other end of the pipe cleaners to the back of your bumblebee. (When it comes to pipe cleaners, we found that taping them works much better than trying to glue them on!)
All you’ve got left to do is add the face!
Glue on some googly eyes, draw a mouth and stick your smallest red/pink hearts on each end of his smile and you’ve got yourself an adorable little bumblebee!
You can either make it a Valentine by writing “Bee Mine Valentine” across the yellow portion of your bee or simply leave it as is and enjoy a ridiculously cute Valentine’s Day craft made by your little one! Your choice :)