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Pipe cleaner bumble bee magnet craft for kids

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We have a massive collection of pipe cleaners that we have amassed over the last few months. For some reason though we never really use them much so our collection has just been growing and growing. After the millionth time of putting them back in the drawer after the kids have thrown them everywhere I decided it was time we actually made something with them. I actually came up with the idea for these pipecleaner bumble bee magnets whilst my son was sat twisting a brown and a yellow pipecleaner together. It took both him and me a couple of times to get the hang of it but now were bumble bee making pros!

Here’s what we used

Pipe cleaners

Scissors

Glue

Googly eye

Self adhesive magnets

How to make our pipe cleaner bumble bee magnets

Take your yellow and your brown/black pipecleaner and start twisting the two together at one end.

Continue twisting your two pipe cleaners together. Once you get to about 1cm from the end, snip off your yellow pipecleaner and fold it around your brown one to secure it. You should now have a small section of just brown/black at one end. This will make the stinger.

Take your multicolored end and twist it round and round on itself to make a circular shape.

Pipe cleaner bumble bee magnet craft for kids

To secure your loose end, pull your shape firmly and then bring your stinger through the inside of your outer ring and wrap it around this ring twice before bending it outward.

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To make your wings, take your white pipecleaner and twist one end into a loop.

On the other side of this twist, create a second loop. Make it secure by twisting your loose end around the centre of your wings a few times and the bringing the loose end down so it hangs beneath the wings.

Pipe cleaner bumble bee magnet craft for kids

Use this loose end to twist your wings onto the top of the outer ring of your bee. Once you’ve wrapped it around 2-3 times, cut off any excess. Then, give your bumble bee a googly eye.

Pipe cleaner bumble bee magnet craft for kids

Finish off by adding a self adhesive magnet to the back of your bumble bee and he’s ready to display! Doesn’t he look fab?

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