Toilet Paper Roll Beehive

Social bees are quite the builders. They’re able to create hives filled with a complex network of chambers and cells to house their larvae and even store honey. In this month’s Creative Corner project, we try our hand at creating a fun and inventive architectural marvel of our own.

What you’ll need:

  • Toilet paper rolls (10 – 12)
  • Yellow acrylic paint
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Thumbtacks
  • Black pipe cleaners
  • Black marker
  • Plastic yellow eggs

Directions:

  1. For the beehive, cut the toilet paper rolls in half so you have 20 – 24 equally-sized pieces.
  2. Next, flatten the toilet paper roll pieces three times to form the hexagon-shaped cells for the beehive.
  3. Next, to form the “honeycomb,” assemble the hexagon pieces side-by-side in the shape of your choosing using the glue and allow time to dry.
  4. Using the yellow acrylic paint, paint the beehive on the outside and interior cells. Allow time to dry.
  5. For the “bees” to populate the hive, use the yellow eggs.
  6. Draw a cute smile on the base of the egg to give our bee some personality.
  7. To form the signature black stripes, glue and wrap the black pipe cleaners around the egg leaving space between them for the yellow color to show.
  8. Lastly, hang the beehive on the wall with thumbtacks and place your colony of plastic egg bees throughout.

There you have it! Kids will love creating this fun and easy-to-make craft they can decorate their bedroom or play area with.


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