I’d like to say that I made these 100% just for my boys but quite honestly, I was as giddy as a schoolgirl while putting them together. Pastel colored bumblebees with big eyes and cute smiles?! The little girl in me was just dying.
It all started while I was walking down the Easter/Spring aisle of Target and I noticed that the plastic eggs had two holes on either side of the dimple on the end. Have those always been there? I love it when you find faces on random items. They were practically asking me to add a smile to them.
I’m going to apologize in advance for this post being rather picture heavy. I went a little crazy taking pictures of the bees. I once again blame the cuteness!
Spring Egg Bees
- plastic eggs (make sure they have holes at the end)
- black brads
- black wire
- black paint pen
1. First things first, when you buy your plastic eggs, you want to make sure they already have two holes punched into the ends. I guess you could make your own holes with a hot wire or wood burning tool but then who knows what nasty fumes you’d be breathing. Might as well make your life easier and get the ones with holes!
A few hints: If you’re going to be making more than one, I would suggest doing all of one step before continuing onto the next one. It’ll be more time efficient that way…and having a row of happy little eggs waiting to get their wings sure does make for a cute picture!
Depending on how long your kid sleeps, you can pretty much finish this craft during a nap. Max and Jack were out for a couple hours and I was able to make 17 of these. That’s including the ridiculous amount of pictures I had to take as well. Yay for crafts you can start and complete during a nap!
I tied a piece of thread to each of the egg bees and taped them up to the inside frame of our playroom window. I wish I had fishing wire so that it would really look like they were flying. Oh well. I had to hurry and just use what I had readily available since the light was fading fast. That’s why the two pictures above are not pretty. Funny how I never wished for more hours in the day before I had kids!