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May day bee bouquet

A photo of the bee bouquet
A photo of the bee bouquet

May Day, which is May 1st, is a celebration of the coming of Spring. Traditionally, during May Day celebrations people dance and sing around a maypole tied with ribbons. Children move back and forth around the maypole hanging on to the streamers. In honor of May Day you can create these cute and fun bee bouquets with your children.

Bee Bouquet

What You'll Need

  • Construction paper
  • Stapler
  • Pipe cleaner
  • Torn strips of yellow paper
  • Tape or glue
  • Pom-poms
  • Googly eyes

How to Make it

  1. Hold a sheet of black construction paper with the shorter ends at the top and bottom. Starting at the lower right-hand corner, roll the sheet into a cone and tape or staple the overlap. Trim the top to create a rounded head on the front side.
  2. Form antennae by folding a pipe cleaner in half, stapling the bend to the back side of the head, then curl each tip around a small black pom-pom.
  3. Create stripes by wrapping torn strips of yellow paper around the cone and gluing them in place. Tape or glue on paper wings and a heart-shaped paper face complete with a drawn mouth and glued-on pom-pom eyeballs topped with googly-eye pupils.
  4. For a hanger, make holes in opposite sides of the cone a half inch from the top. Thread a length of ribbon through the holes from inside the cone and tie each end into an overhand knot.
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