When it comes to kids crafts
we can understand that you may not want to spend a lot of money on supplies.
Depending on what projects you and your little ones are crafting, the supply
bill can quickly add up. One way you can save some money on supplies is by
using things around your home. A popular kids craft surface are toilet paper
rolls. Toilet paper rolls are very versatile, and can be used for projects all
year round. Today we want to share an adorable project that uses toilet paper
rolls. Check out these bumble bee buddies. Trenice Bishop, a talented freelance
designer created them. To achieve this she used several supplies including Mod
Podge and FolkArt paints. This is a very fun and simple spring project to make,
and it will take about an hour to complete. See below for all the supplies you
will need, along with their instructions.
FolkArt Acrylic Paint – 735 Lemon Custard, FolkArt
Acrylic Paint – 627 Tangerine, FolkArt Acrylic Paint- 713 Coastal Blue, Folk
Art Acrylic Paint – 479 – Pure Black, Folk Art paint – 437 Lipstick Red,
FolkArt Extreme Glitter Paint - 2789 Peridot,
3 Toilet paper rolls, 3 Square wood shapes, 2 Medium
heart wood shapes, 4 Oval wood shapes, 6 Wiggly eyes, Black pipe cleaner, Liner
Brush, Square craft brush, Hot glue gun, Water bowl, Foam brush, Scissors,
1. Paint each of the toilet paper rolls and square
wood pieces with Coastal Blue, Lemon Custard and Tangerine. Apply another coat
if desired. And let dry.
2. When toilet paper rolls are dry, tape off with
painters tape to make stripes for bee body. Paint on stripes with Pure Black.
Remove tape and let dry.
3. When the rolls are dry apply a coat of Mod Podge
and set aside.
4. Paint medium heart shapes in Coastal blue, and each
pair of oval shapes in Lemon Custard and Tangerine for the wings.
5. Paint Coastal Blue “wings” with Turquoise Extreme
Glitter, Paint Lemon Custard “wings” with Gold Extreme Glitter Paint and
Tangerine painted “wings” with Orange Extreme Glitter. Let Dry and Coat With
6. Hot glue the wings to the back or the corresponding
“bee body” making sure the glitter painted sides is front facing.
7. Use the liner brush to mouths and seal painted
square pieces with Mod Podge. Add wiggly eyes on top of wet Mod Podge or hot
8. Cut black pipe cleaner to make antenna and hot glue
to back of bee faces.
9. Add faces to winged paper
rolls with hot glue to complete.