Introduction: DIY Cork Honeybees
I gotta say, this wine cork craft is pretty adorable! Our kids loved making these cute DIY Cork Honeybees. You can even make a mobile with them!
My husband and I tend to hold on to our wine corks. Sometimes we use them as decorative fillers in vases, or we keep them handy for crafts like these! Now that we have used our corks to make these adorable honeybees, the possibilities seem endless!
In addition to the wine corks, we needed a few other key items: yellow acrylic paint, a black sharpie, black construction paper, a hot glue gun, and some white string. This may sound like a lot, but you may have many of these items laying around the house.
4-6 wine corks
Black construction paper
Yellow acrylic paint
Paint containers (little bowls or cups)
Foam paint brushes
Scissors (kid-friendly scissors)
Popsicle sticks (optional)
Hot glue gun
Step 1: Honeybee’s Body
Paint wine corks with yellow acrylic paint. Let corks dry completely. Use a black Sharpie to draw 3-6 black lines around the body of the cork.
Step 2: Honeybee’s Face and Antennae
Use the same black Sharpie to draw eyes, a nose and mouth on the flat base of the cork. Cut out two thin strips of black paper for the honeybees antennae. Glue strips above the honeybee’s face. Note: I folded down the bottoms of the antenna and glued the folded part of the strips to the cork to best secure the strips to the cork.
Step 3: Honeybee's Wings
Cut out two small pieces of white string (about 5-6 inches long). Fold each piece of string in half and glue the ends together and to each side of the honeybee’s body. Optional: If you’d like to create a honeybee mobile, simply glue your honeybees to long pieces of string and fasten them to a popsicle stick.
*For toddlers especially, these tasks may require adult supervision and/or assistance.
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