In this I'ble I will show you how to make bees out of egg boxes.
This is a wonderful activity I have with my sons. They enjoyed it a rainy afternoon!
Step 1: Collect Material
To make those bees you will need:
- egg box
- metal wires recovered with fabric (sorry I don't know how to describe it, neither if it has a real name...)
- eyes (optional as you can paint them)
- paint (mainly yellow and black)
Step 2: Prepare the Wings and Legs
I have wires in 3 colors. I will use the blue ones for the wings, the black ones for the legs and the Brown ones for the antennas.
Wings: fairly easy, take the wires and make a 8 with it. You are done
Legs: cut the wires to have the appropriate length for the legs
Antennas: Cut the Brown wire in small length
Once done, let's start the body of our bugs
Step 3: Body of the Bees
Take your egg box and cut it into 2 cells pieces. Those 2 cells pièces will be the bodies of our bees.
Paint it in yellow with black strings.
Ready to mount the bees!
Step 4: Mounting
Take your wires and bodies and be ready for the final assembly.
With a sharp knife or a small srewdriver, make 2 holes for the antennas. Put the Brown wires into the holes and glue them with hot glue.
Take the wings. Put a spot of hot glue between the 2 cells of the body and place the center of the 8 shape on it.
Make a U shape with the black wires and glue them Inside each cell to obtain the legs of our bees.
Paint or glue the eyes.
Step 5: Bzzzzzzz!
Ready to bzzzzzzzzzz.!
Thanks for reading.