2012
Jan 24

Cardboard Tube Beehive

by Hannah Holt »

4 comments


A dollhouse for fuzzy, faux bees

What you’ll need:

  • one small yellow pom-pom
  • one black pipe-cleaner
  • two wiggly eyes
  • one long cardboard tube, cut into seven pieces or seven empty toilet paper rolls
  • seven pieces of yellow paper (about 7″x 5.5″). The paper should wrap around the roll and extend at least one inch on either side of the cut cardboard tubes.
  • glue

Step 1: Make the bee by wrapping a pipe-cleaner tightly around the center of a pom-pom. Use the excess pipe cleaner to form wings. Glue two wiggly eyes on and set aside to dry.

Step 2: Drizzle glue around the outside of a cardboard tube and place in the middle of a sheet of yellow paper. Wrap the paper around the cardboard tube and push the ends of the paper inside the tube. Repeat for all seven cardboard tubes.

Step 3: Make a stripe of glue down the edge of each card board tube. Press the tubes together in two sets of two and one set of three. Let the glue dry for an hour or so.

Step 4: Glue the stable sets one on top of another into the final beehive shape, like this…

 

Step 5: Make more bees. Consider cutting out a few paper flowers. Let the bee fun begin…

Optional activity: Make it in pink for Valentines day.


  1. Tara Oliver

    cuuuuuute!

  2. Pam Godwin

    Bee Hive

    • Hannah Holt

      I defer to Merriam-Webster’s for the final word on all things spelling, and they list it as “beehive.” Thanks for stopping by Pam. Hope you enjoyed the craft.

  3. You

    awesome and creative!