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How to Make a Bumble Bee Out of a Light Bulb
Find out how to create a cute bumble bee craft using a light bulb and a few other supplies.
- Age Guideline: 5 Years and Up
- Time Required: 30 minutes (Does not include drying time)
The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.
Let's begin...Continue to 2 of 9 below.
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Gathering The Supplies
Before you start any project it is easiest to gather together all of the supplies. For this project you will need:
- Wiggle Eyes
- Chenille Stems
- Craft Glue or Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Paint Brush
Now you can start making your light bulb Bumble Bee craft.Continue to 3 of 9 below.
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Paint the Light Bulb
First, you need to paint your light bulb. Typically, a Bumble Bee would be yellow, but you can certainly paint yours any color you like. If you want to make your light bulb a little stronger before you paint it, consider covering it with a few layers of paper mache.Continue to 4 of 9 below.
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Paint Black Stripes
Use paint to give your bumble bee a few black stripes. Paint the entire small end of the light bulb all black to be the bee's head.Continue to 5 of 9 below.
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Add the Eyes to Your Bulb Bumble Bee
Glue the wiggle eyes onto your bumble bee. If you don't have wiggle eyes, you can simply paint on eyes or use buttons or whatever else you have on hand.Continue to 6 of 9 below.
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Folding the Chenille Stem WingsTake two chenille stems and fold them as shown in the photo.Continue to 7 of 9 below.
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Shaping the Bumble Bee WingsBend over both of the chenille stem ends and twist them around the fold to form two bee wings.Continue to 8 of 9 below.
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Glue the Wings on Your Bulb Bumble BeeGlue the wings onto the back of your bumble bee.Continue to 9 of 9 below.
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Finishing Your Bumble Bee
To finish your bumble bee, use a few small pieces of chenille stem to make antenna, and also a stinger. To make a spiral stinger like mine, wrap the chenille stem piece around a pen or pencil and gently slide it off the end.