Bubble Wrap Beehive Craft

Don’t throw away the bubble wrap, recycle it to make this fun honeycomb bubble wrap craft. This is a simple art project that’s perfect for kids to do in the spring or when you’re talking about that most beneficial insect, the bee.

We love when children’s crafts have an element of recycling.

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Bees are one of the most important insects in the world. Celebrate bees by making this simple bee art with your children. This honeycomb craft is made using bubble wrap printing, which is a fun process for kids to explore.

Related: bee coloring pages – how to draw a bee

How to make honeycomb bubble wrap crafts

What you need:

  • pencil
  • drag
  • glue
  • bubble wrap
  • yellow paint
  • paint brush
  • White paper
  • black cardboard
  • colored paper (yellow and blue)
  • black marker

Step-by-step instructions


To start, you will need a blank sheet of paper. You can use regular printer paper, but using cardboard or children’s art paper would be a better choice.

Step 1

Now comes the bubble wrap. It can be as big as a piece of paper or it can be smaller, both work well.

If you have smaller pieces, your child will need to “seal” them multiple times.

Step 2

Use yellow paint to color the bubble wrap. We use steam acrylic paint (this causes the paint to dry more slowly). Other types of paint also work.

Step 3

Now comes the fun part!

Step 4

Press the bubble wrap onto the paper (or press the paper onto the bubble wrap) to print.

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Step 5

Run your hand over the paper or bubble wrap to ensure prints are created.

Step 6

It’s time to take off the bubble wrap.

The white paper must now be full of yellow dots.

Step 7

Cut hexagons out of bubble wrap printer paper.

Step 8

We handcrafted the honeycomb bubble wrap on black paper as it provides a nice contrast to the printed hexagons but other colors can also be used.

Apply glue to the hexagons or to the background paper and stick the printed hexagons onto the background.

Step 9

Fit as many as you want on the background. You can leave the spaces blank.

Step 10


The hive needs some bees! There are many ways you can make them – you can even add a toilet paper roll bee to this project.

We will show you how to make a simple one out of paper.

Step 11

Cut a small circle from yellow paper (you can also use a circle paper punch). Add two googly eyes or two small white circles.

Step 12

Use a marker to draw all the details – lines, mouth (finish the eyes if needed).

Step 13

The bee still lacks wings. Ask children to cut two teardrop shapes from blue paper and glue them to the bee.

Step 14

To create another bee, have them follow the same steps as before.

Step 15

Glue propolis to the nest.

Beehive making profession

Aren’t they adorable?

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