Handprint Alphabet – B is for Bee (and “Biene”)

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Many moons ago, when my kids were very little (a toddler and preschooler) back in 2012! We explore the ABC with a set of Animal Handprint Crafts! Each week we did did a different handprint animal. It did take us the whole 26 week to complete the full set, but it was fun way to do a little extra craft each week. You could of course focus on your child’s favourite animals or you could write their name in handprint “letters” in one go.. or like us. Have a go at a different letter each week! Here is the Hanprint B is for Bee!!

Handprint Bee Craft for Preschoolers

handprint animal alphabet b is for bee - shows preschooler hands

A super fun project to explore the alphabet and a lovely little Bee craft for preschoolers. So cute! We particularly enjoyed the “free” painting session at the end.

Well.. we are back with our Handprint Alphabet – we got crafty and had a go at a “B” letter.. there is the classic Butterfly (to which Red Ted shouted “No”), there are Boats (tempted to use that as S for Ship), Books and all sorts.. but when I suggested “Bee”, Red Ted said “yes Mummy, let’s do a B, it goes like this” – showing me a butterfly.

I told him that that was a butterfly, would he like to do that instead? No. Honestly, preschoolers are such fun! Ha.

What I really like about our Bees, is that I had a very differetn bee in mind  – you know – one seen from the side, with the wings on the top and only one eye visible… well, the children wanted both eyes and a nose! And Red Ted said – you need a wing on both sides! Pip Squeak said “no wings, Mummy, it isn’t a BIRD!”. I actually think her bees are little men and should be viewed perpendicular!!!!

How to make your Handprint Bees

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The wings are made from some tulle, left over from our no sew tutus.

Make the Handprint Bee

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Paint the child’s hand in black and yellow stripes.

Carefully make your handprints and let dry!

Add the Bee Features

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Red Ted *really* wanted noses, as Pip Squeak’s Handprint Aliens had special noses and Red Ted’s didn’t!

handpring bees

Red Ted’s second bee picture. The green on the left is a beehive and the green on the right are fingerprint flowers!

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Pip Squeak’s handprint bee.. yep.. that bead is a nose! Which makes me think we should turn the picture by 90 degrees.

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More green flowers.

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And then the kids got to do some “free painting”:

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Red Ted’s is very precise… and the yellow and black are finger prints.

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Pip Squeak got some Left Brain/ Right Brain creative cross over going!
toddler art

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Gorgeous isn’t it? And always a great way to end a painting session.

Right.. so our next Handprint Alphabet letter will be C… what shall we do this time?!

Check out A is for Alien.

Check out the complete Handprint Animal ABC here: