We made bumblebees in preschool

I have found so many cute ideas on other blogs that I can’t remember who shared what but somewhere along the way, I found this cute idea for bumblebees.

We started out by gluing wax paper wings to our yellow construction paper bee bodies…

Then we added a black construction paper head and some black construction paper stripes…

Our stripes went all directions…

Next up – we added some eyeballs…

And finished off our bees with antenna and a stinger.

B is for Bumble Bee!

By |2010-09-20T06:00:45+00:00September 20th, 2010|

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Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.


  1. maggy, red ted art September 20, 2010 at 8:11 am - Reply

    Love these! Will most definitely have to make some with my son!


  2. Teacher Tom September 20, 2010 at 9:16 am - Reply

    It looks like you used squirt bottle glue, Deborah. Usually when we do this with 3’s there are always a few who just want empty the bottle on the paper. Did you stop them somehow or did you just not show the floods? I’m curious because painting the glue is ruining my brushes! =)

  3. Deborah J. Stewart September 20, 2010 at 6:50 pm - Reply

    Hi Tom,
    The kids use these glue bottles with brushes on everything! They almost use the glue bottles/brushes on everything in creative art. Glue sticks in language art. Here is a link to the bottles/brushes we use and it saves glue, brushes, and it is very manageable for the kids. I know it looks like glue was squirted on the pieces but that is because the bottles were full and the glue ran down the strips a bit. https://www.discountschoolsupply.com/Product/ProductDetail.aspx?product=24340&es=4589500000W

  4. Teacher Cheryl September 24, 2010 at 8:56 pm - Reply

    Hi, I’d like to comment on the glue thing! Instead of using paint brushes, we give the kids popsicle sticks or coffee stirrers. We give them just a small amount of glue placed in a really small cup. That way, they can’t get too much glue.

  5. Lois J December 17, 2010 at 3:35 pm - Reply

    I have also used Q tips for gluing paper to paper. I put the glue into small disposable nut cups so very little is wasted.

    • Deborah J. Stewart December 17, 2010 at 9:14 pm - Reply

      Oh yes, I love that idea!

  6. Florence Bolaji September 10, 2018 at 6:01 pm - Reply

    All brilliant ideas

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