Time for another lovely and easy paper craft for kids. Today, we will be making these adorable Bee Paper Hand Puppets! So cute and so easy! The kids will love them.
This bee joins the many DIY Paper Puppet creations we have made over the years. There are so many way to get puppet making and story telling! Do pop over for more inspiration!
Bee Paper Hand Puppets – Materials Needed
- Yellow A4 paper (or any large sheet of paper, the exact dimensions are not important)
- Black pen
- Paper scraps for details – wings, eyes and tongue
- Glue stick
How to make a Paper Hand Puppet Bee
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Step by Step Paper Bee Puppet Instructions
Making these paper puppets doesn’t take very long at all. You can take your time over the decorating or make them quickly. Your choice.
Time needed: 10 minutes.
- Make the basic paper hand puppet shape
Begin by folding your A4 sheet in paper in 3 length wise. Secure with some glue.
- Make the M shape of your paper puppet
With the seam of your fold on the outside, fold your paper in half. Then fold over flap. Flip and fold over the other. You will end up with a type of “M”. The point in the middle will be your mouth. The long sides of the M, fit you fingers.
- Decorating the basic hand puppet as a bee
Cut out all your bee shapes. I cut out some wings, eyes and a tongue. You can also cut out black stripes or draw them on. I drew them on!
- Bringing all your bee shapes together
Draw your black stripes and then glue all the bee shapes into place. With the eyes you can experiment – bring them closer together or further apart… make them look sides wise or cross eyed.. have fun!!
Isn’t that a quick and easy bee hand puppet to make for kids?! So fun and easy.
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