A Day in the Park: with Bees

Yarn-Wrapped BeeI was recently inspired by this post from Housing a Forest to invite a group of Eli’s friends from preschool for a Saturday morning craft day in the park.

After an extended free play time on the play ground we all gathered around a picnic table. I was curious to see how Eli would take to doing a project with other children in an informal setting. We are on the cusp of beginning our Adventures in Homeschooling and when we do our lives will (hopefully) be full of learning activities such as this.

crafting in the park with friends!

As you can see, I wasn’t the only one taking pictures!

We had a blast!

Materials and Bee Craft Sample

I prepared the materials ahead of time… it really wasn’t much. I only had to buy the yarn and the googley eyes as I had the rest of the materials on hand. The neat thing is that it costs the same to do an activity like this with ten kids as to do it with one as for one either way you have to buy the entire package of each supply item needed.

The boys wrapped yarn around the bee bodies…

Eli working on his bee

wrapping yarn around his bee

wrapping yarn around bee bodies

cut out and glued on the wings…

cutting out wings

cutting out wings

cutting out wings

added the eyes…

finished bee

sticks and stingers.

finished bee

I love how each bee has a distinct personality and how there is no wrong way to assemble this craft!

I hope we will enjoy more park days such as this in the near future.

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6 Comments

  1. June 19, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    So very cool! You are an incredible mom!!

  2. Courtney said,

    June 20, 2014 at 12:25 am

    I love reading this, it is so great to see how much our niece and nephew have grown! Eli looks so much like the Shepard men. I see so much of Tyler, Jason and Kevin in him. Give them kisses from Aunt Courtney and Uncle Jason, we love you all very much!

  3. Maysem said,

    June 22, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    Fun idea and what a cute craft! I’m sure all the mommies and kiddos loved it. 😀

  4. Susan Sellers said,

    June 24, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    The boys looked very serious while making their bees. Too cute for words! Much love, Gramma

  5. C Saunders said,

    July 14, 2015 at 10:35 am

    We made these today at VBC crafts, and they were a big hit! So adorable. Thanks so much for this idea.


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