We made a paper plate bumble bee in preschool

We made a paper plate bumble bee in preschool

The children at preschool made a paper plate bumble bee…

The children started by using yellow paint and a paint roller to turn their paper plate a bright yellow…

Then the children painted on some black bumblebee stripes with a paint brush. Notice how they used different types of painting tools as this process progressed.

Using different tools for painting keeps the process interesting…

Time to add on the bumblebee head! The children used their fingers to paint on the eyes – another form of painting is now added to this mix…

And then they taped on the bumblebee antennae..

Don’t forget to write that name on the bumblebee before you start to paint!


  • josefina pasten Posted May 22, 2011 7:45 am

    I love it will try it with my students. Any Ideas for zoo animals we’re going next wednesday. 🙂

  • Erin Klein Posted May 22, 2011 7:44 pm

    I love this craft! What a perfect idea for the season. Thank you for always sharing such cute and wonderful ideas. I use to teach first grade, and I used many of your ideas. Now, I am in middle school, but I still use your site with my two children (Riley – 6 and Jacob – 3).

    Thanks for great posts,

    Erin Klein

  • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. Posted May 22, 2011 10:02 pm

    What a jump from First grade to middle school!! I am glad you share the ideas with your own children – they are blessed to have you:)

  • Our Country Road Posted May 23, 2011 12:50 am

    These are adorable!! I bet your students loved them!

  • Sherry and Donna Posted May 23, 2011 5:39 pm

    Ah their name Deborah … they always forget their name .. hee .. hee.. hee! Cute bumblebees!
    Donna 🙂 🙂

  • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. Posted May 23, 2011 8:23 pm

    Yes – it kind of presents a problem when they already painted!

  • pammypam Posted May 27, 2011 8:46 pm

    i did something similar only we used wax paper for wings.

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