Maybe you are not able to have a hive in your backyard – but you can still enjoy bees. These adorable honey bee crafts are sure to please any pollinator lover. Creating unique buzz-worthy bee craft projects is a great way to get your buzz on and pay tribute to our winged friends! What would you like to make today?
Buzzing Honey Bee Crafts for Everyone
Creating interesting craft and art projects featuring bees is not just for children. Grownups like to have fun too. Bee themed projects allow you to express your inner creativity. Not a gifted artist? That’s okay, this is about having fun.
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DIY Bee Crafts for Adults
Here are some honey bee crafts for adults that can also be completed by older children. Each person is different and the ability for fine motor control or patience to sit until the project is finished will vary.
Always have safety in mind. Any project that requires using heat or melting waxes should be done with the utmost care to prevent burns. Also, be careful with sharp objects and never leave young ones unattended.
Garden Art Pole – Bee Style
This adult bee craft project takes some time and effort but the end result is wonderful. Using a simple wooden pole – your imagination is the limit.
Decorate in any theme you wish but you know I am partial to those designs with bees ! How would you decorate a Bee Garden Art Pole for your yard.
Make a Bee Clay Pot
Clay pot crafts are very popular. This adorable project uses regular terra cotta pots to create a whimsical bee person for your garden or yard. It is quite unusual and you may be the only person around to have one.
DIY Bee Skep Craft
Add this cute miniature of a traditional skep to your home décor. Of course, no real bees will move in but this simple project brings a buzz to your living space. They are very easy to make and inexpensive as well! Create some DIY Bee Skeps for your hive.
Easy DIY Gnome (Honey Bee)
If you are crazy about gnomes or know someone who is… why not create a unique DIY gnome with a bee theme. They are really cute and can be accessorized in many different ways. What type of Bee Gnome would you create?
Special Beeswax Candle Projects
I love making beeswax candles – don’t you? It is also a lot of fun to find crazy ideas for molds – you never know what the end results may be.
Bee themed candle projects don’t have to be boring. They can be creative works and make beautiful seasonal decorations. Perfect for any bee-lover.
Use empty egg shells to make unique candles that really burn. Perfect for Easter of any time you need a warm glow. Try making your own Egg Shaped Beeswax Candles.
Kid Friendly Bee Themed Crafts
Simple bee art projects can be used to help kids learn these important insects. Also, it’s a great way to just have some relaxing creative time together.
Keep the age and manual dexterity of the child in mind when planning your project. These also make great gifts for parents, grandparents, teachers or special holidays.
Bee Watering Station
There are many ways you can help thirsty pollinators – even if you only have a small space. One cute idea is a homemade bee watering station made with a clay pot and saucer. This bee waterer will last for several seasons when coated with acrylic sealer.
Tin Can Bee Craft
A great way to recycle an empty can is the creation of this tin can bee project. I used an old green bean can but any size will work.
This cute bee themed craft idea provides a durable bee for your garden and provides a home for solitary bees such as mason bees. Honey bees will not move into your tin can bee but other insects will enjoy it.
Golf Ball Honey Bees
Would you love to have some bees in your garden that presented a zero chance of stinging? This cute bee craft project uses old golf balls to create bees. Of course, I envision them as honey bees but they could be any type of bee.
A great project for young or old and they are durable for use outside too. Use some Golf Ball Bees in your garden this year : Create a Buzz with Golf Ball Bees.
Painted Rock Bees
Rock painting is a fun craft because anyone can do it and it is an inexpensive activity. Of course, I needed some that looked like honey bees or perhaps a bumblebee! To make them outside durable, I just painted on wings and stripes.
Use them to decorate your bee garden or given as gifts for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Christmas gifts and more! Affordable, easy and fun – now that’s a great project to try. Easy DIY Painted Rock Bees.
Small Bee Waterer Dish
This project is easy peasy – even the youngest child can enjoy it with just a little supervision. Bees, butterflies and other insects enjoy a cool sip of water on a hot day. This small waterer will provide that and it makes a nice handmade gift for moms, gardeners or any bee lover. Build a Clay Dish Bee Waterer.
Bee Themed Honey Slime
Kids love playing with slime. Believe it or not there is a nifty science lesson here too. Paired with a conversation about the importance of bees – making some honey slime it a great activity for an afternoon of sensory play. How to Make Honey Slime
Make a Bee Craft Project
This simple project uses craft sticks and pipe cleaners to create a honey bee. As kids learn how to make a bee – this is a great opportunity to talk about the importance of pollinators to our lifestyles. How to Make a Bee.
More Craft Ideas Using Products from the Beehive
Bees provide so much value to our way of life. Honey bees and native pollinators provide important pollination for food crops for people and animals too!
The honey bee colony also provides delicious honey and beeswax that can be used for so many DIY recipes and projects.
- How to Make Beeswax Food Wraps
- Make Your Own Beeswax Lip Balm
- Beeswax Melts Recipe – Natural Melts for Your Home
- Beeswax Christmas Ornaments
- Preserving Fall Leaves with Beeswax
Anyone who is a beekeeper or bee lover will be delighted to receive one of these special creations. Continue to learn more about bees and everything that they offer with these fun bee crafts. Through your projects, perhaps others will be more likely to “think bee”.