How adorable are these little popsicle stick bumble bees? over the last couple of weeks my little guy has been learning about patterns at school and has since been making patterns with almost everything he finds. This afternoon he came home from school and emptied out the entire box of pom poms (we’re talking like 500 of the things) on to the kitchen table and began organising them into patterns. He spent ages sat there coming up with different colour combos so i suggested that we used the pom poms to make a patterned themed craft and the first patterned thing we thought of were bumble bees! We get a lot of them in our garden during the summer and he loves to watch them. I personally really like these and my little guy now has them stuck up in his bedroom window.
Here’s what we used
- Yellow and black pom poms
- Lollipop stick
- White and black pipe cleaners
- Googly eyes
How to make our popsicle stick bumble bees
Cover the lolipop stick in glue and then stick on the pom poms in an alternating yellow/black pattern with a large pom pom for the head. Leave the pom poms to dry in place.
Now take a white pipe cleaner and twist it into a figure of eight to make two wings. Attach your wings onto your lolipop stick between the pom poms by either twisting it on or gluing it like we did.
Cut a length of black pipe cleaner and twist it evenly onto your popsicle stick, just behind the head pom pom. Then curl each of the two ends to make two antennae. Finish off this cute little popsicle stick bumblebee craft by adding two googly eyes!