- Crayola White Glue
- Crayola Paint Brushes
- Crayola Scissors
- Crayola Acrylic or Tempera Paint
- Small Styrofoam balls - 2 per student
- Wax Paper
- Small Elastics
- Pipe Cleaners - Black and Green
- Googly Eyes
- Paper Towels
- Water Containers
- Paper Plates or Plastic Lids for Palettes
- Paper Towel Rolls - ½ per student
- Crayola Scissors
- Stick a toothpick halfway into one of the Styrofoam balls.
- Put some glue on the ball where the toothpick is sticking out.
- Put a little more glue on the toothpick.
- Push the other Styrofoam ball into the toothpick to join the two together.
- Paint the two balls with yellow acrylic paint. This is your bee.
- Set the balls aside to dry.
- The paper towel roll will be the handle for your puppet. The bee will fly over it.
- Imagine your bee is flying over a garden.
- Mix blue and yellow to make green.
- Paint the paper towel roll green.
- Set it aside to dry.
- Once the yellow paint has dried, paint the black bands on your bee.
- Set your bee aside to dry.
- Cut out a wax paper circle about the size of a roll of masking tape.
- Scrunch the wax paper circle into the middle to form two wings.
- Place two pipe cleaners together with the end of one extending about 8 cm (3") past the end of the other.
- Twist the two pipe cleaners together to make one that is slightly longer, and stronger.
- Attach the wings by wrapping one end of the pipe cleaner around the middle of the bee's body and over the wax paper wings.
- Twist the pipe cleaner firmly on the underside of the bee's body.
- Cut 8 short pieces of black pipe cleaner about 3 cm (1.25") long for the bee's legs and antennae.
- Use a skewer to poke holes where the antennae and legs will go.
- Stick the pipe cleaner pieces into the holes.
- Add some googly eyes and paint any features you want on your bee's face.
- Wrap the bottom of the pipe cleaner around the paper towel roll.
- Twist it firmly in place to attach the bee to the handle.
- Cut out a wax paper circle about 10 cm in diameter to cover the end of the paper towel roll.
- Attach the wax paper circle to the roll with small elastic bands.
- Make sure the paper is smooth and tight.
- Trim off any excess wax paper.
- Use scissors to poke a hole in the top of the paper towel roll about a third of the way from the front.
- Make sure the wax paper does not cover it.
- This will help the paper to vibrate and make a buzzing sound when you hum through the roll.