In anticipation of Earth Day (and a deliciously fruitful spring and summer) I thought it fitting that we celebrate some of the creatures who make it all possible. Imagine how hard it would be to get things growing, if you had to do all of the pollinating yourself? Yikes.
Here are the Top Ten Bee and Butterfly crafts to celebrate Earth Day, and they are perfect for introducing big topics like environmental awareness to little ones, and to fuel their interest in gardening, growing things, and caring for the earth.
“You Never Can Tell With Bees”
I can not think of bees without thinking of Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree. You know, where he rolls in the mud, and borrows Christopher Robin’s umbrella – all because he has run out of honey? What would we have to do, if collectively, we all ran out of honey?
So here is a collection of my favourite bee and butterfly crafts!
Pine Cone Bumble Bee – Rainy Day Mum
Thumbprint Honey Bee Hive – Artsy Craftsy Mom
Paper Plate Bumble Bee Craft – Teaching Mama
Simple Bumble Bee Art Project – Buggy and Buddy
Egg Carton Bumble Bees – Nemcsok Farms
Butterfly Sun Catcher – Sparkling Buds
Thumbprint Butterfly Cards – Mommy Crusader
DIY Spring Stamps – Sunny Day Family
Butterfly Craft from Magazine Pages – There’s Just One Mommy
Monarch Butterfly Symmetry Art – Buggy and Buddy
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Top 10 Quick and Healthy Earth Day Recipes Words n Needles