When we got back to the house I crept inside to get a few things and then we were all set to sit outside and enjoy some sunshine and make bees.
The process is simple - wind the pod in the yellow wool and then tie off.
Cut an elongated oval from the tulle and roughly pleat with your fingers.
Cinch in the middle and tie the tulle on using the tails of the yellow wool.
Add the brown and tie a few knots.
Cut brown wool to desired length and then tie onto a stick and viola a simple little bee puppet perfect for flying around the garden.
The bees also make a great addition to our seasonal nature table or as story props.
|H in action telling me a little story about the bees visiting all the flowers in all the gardens|
I will note that after a few days of play the knots on the original bees were beginning to loosen so I added a drop or two of PVA glue to keep them from unravelling and so far that seems to be working well.