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Crafting On :: Woolly Bees

My spare time is filled with raspberry picking and hoeing weeds these days (among many other things), so I don't have anything to show off this week.  The children do (and I suppose I did help some).  We made the little woolly bees from All Year Round last week.  Wool roving is such a lovely material to work with--I am always pleasantly pleased at how a little goes a long way.

Little Bee

These are made by making a little kidney bean shape out of the wool, just rolling it up.  Then, you go in through the head with some embroidery thread and leave a bit sticking out for one antenna.  Next, give it a little knot around the head area and wrap around the body.  Finish by sending the end back through the head to make the other antenna.  Make sense?

Two More Bees

The wings are tissue paper that is simply stitched on and the extra thread is used for hanging the little bee on a mobile or hovering above a flower, as we have done here.  This was a simple and forgiving project. I did help with some of the thread (the knot around the neck), but the children did well! Willow made the bumble bee.

For more crafting, visit Frontier Dreams.


( 3 trees — Plant a Forest )
Jun. 28th, 2016 11:10 am (UTC)
Your woolly bees are adorable! We are making some soon. :) - Stacey
Jun. 28th, 2016 06:13 pm (UTC)
these are lovely! I am making them next. so cool
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( 3 trees — Plant a Forest )

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