Printable Bee Puppet

We’re back with another great printable puppet, one that actually talks – take this printable bee puppet, color it and fold it yourself, or follow the instructions to make one with a sheet of yellow paper. Either way, it’s a fun game perfect for spring.

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As temperatures rise, all sorts of wonderful (and creepy) insects start to appear. Bees are one of the most important insects on our planet and teaching kids about them and the role they play is really important.

These little shoplifters make a great unit theme for kindergarten, and these printable puppets (or made without a template) would make a great craft activity for that unit. Of course, you can also make them for fun, as they are definitely a fun spring craft for kids to do.

Ready to make your own bee? Print out our template and get crafting!

Printable Bee Puppet Craft PaperPrintable bee puppet recipe (with or without template).

What you need:

For puppets made from a model:

  • our printable template (get it at the end of this guide)
  • thicker printing paper (recommended) – regular printing paper is fine too
  • printer
  • coloring tools (blue, yellow, black, red, pink)
  • drag
  • glue

For puppets made without a pattern

  • yellow paper (letter or A4 size)
  • black paper
  • red paper
  • blue paper
  • Googly eye patches or wobbly eyes
  • drag
  • glue

Watch Video Tutorial

Or follow the step-by-step instructions

If using our template (you can get the template at the end of the tutorial) – print on thicker printer paper (this will make them more durable and easier to colour with markers). Regular printer paper is fine, but won’t make puppets as durable as thicker printer paper (cardboard) and colouring with markers isn’t something we recommend on regular printer paper as it can wrinkle.

See also How to Make a Paper Bee Craft

If you are letting your child color with crayons or colored pencils, plain paper is the perfect choice.

Start by coloring the bee shape on the template.

If working with our template, fold along all the dotted lines.

Using regular yellow paper, fold it in three lengthwise.

The last fold overlaps the first fold.

Glue the last fold to the first third.

Fold in half (horizontally). If you use our template, you will see dashed lines indicating the folds.

You need to double the “open” top layers again.

When you fold both of them together, you will have an M shape.

Let’s decorate! Cut out a red tongue/mouth and put it inside your puppet.

Also, cut a few strips of cardboard and glue them onto your bee puppet.

And the eyes! Both the wiggle eye patch and the wiggle eye are effective.

Add wings and stinger.

Printable Bee Puppet Craft Paper

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Happy crafting!

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