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

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The Animal Handprint A-Z continues with our Hanprint B is for Bee!!

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.

handprint animal alphabet b is for bee - shows preschooler hands

This Handprint Bee was first created in April 2012 and has been updated and republished for your convenience!

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. (UPDATE: see how complete Animal Handprint Alphabet too!)

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.

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handprint bees

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

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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.

How to turn a structured activity into process art

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

handprint alphabet b

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!
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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 A-Z here: