15 minute Craft planner
Beware of allergies - make sure it is safe for the children in your group to handle and taste the food used in this activity.
You will need:
Bee templates (see Printables)
Riddle textbox (see Printables)
Old-fashioned wooden pegs (normal clothes pegs would also do)
Plastic shot glasses
Double-sided tape and sticky tape
A glue stick
Plastic A4 pockets
Two or three different types of honey
How to prepare:
Print or photocopy sufficient bee templates and text boxes for one per child. Cut the A4 plastic folders into 10 x 5 cm rectangles. For younger children you may want to cut out the templates before the session. Make a sample ‘sweet bee’ so that the children know what they are making.
How to make:
1. Colour in and cut out your templates.
2. Lay a plastic rectangle over the cut-out wings. Use a small piece of sticky tape or double-sided tape to stick the plastic to the wings. Cut out a tiny pair of plastic wings following the shape of the paper wings beneath.
3. Using sticky tac or double-sided sticky tape stick the body and legs template to the underside of the wooden peg as shown in the picture.
4. Again using sticky tac or double sided sticky tape stick the paper and plastic wings to the slender part of the peg.
5. Finally stick the body-only template over the top of the wings. You should now have a bee at the top of your peg made up of different layers.
6. Slide the peg over the handle of your plastic spoon to make a ‘sweet bee spoon’.
7. Stick the textbox around your little plastic cup.
8. Choose your favourite type of honey. Use a teaspoon to spoon a small amount of honey into your cup.
Do you like honey sandwiches? When you get home you could use your sweet bee spoon to spoon your honey onto a slice of bread.
Alongside this craft, teach the Bible story...