- Age Guideline: 3 Years and Up
- Time Required: 30 minutes (Does not include drying time)
The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.
- Paper Plate
- Black Glove (stretchy kind works well)
- Craft Glue
- Wiggle Eyes
- 1-Inch Pom-Pom
- Chenille Stems Scissors
Color your paper plate what ever flower color you want. Cut around the edge of the paper plate to make petal shapes. Cut a hole in the center of the paper plate that is just big enough for your index finger to fit through.
Put on the glove and poke your index finger through the hole in the paper plate. The finger will be your bee puppet! Glue the pom-pom to the end of the finger. Glue the wiggle eyes onto the pom-pom. Cut short pieces of chenille stem for the bee's antennae, and glue them onto the pom-pom. Cut thin strips of yellow felt and glue them around the finger to look like the bee's stripes. Use felt and make wings for your bee and glue them on. Once the glue is dry, you can slip your hand into the glove and play with your puppet. It looks really great when you make your bee wiggle and dance!
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