This scissor skill activity is one of my favorites. The bees are super easy to put together, and are a great tool for developing scissor skills in kids. And if you don’t like the idea of cutting through the adorable bees, I have included a FREE printable for you that doesn’t involve snipping through any of these cute little guys.
This is what you will need:
Colored construction paper
Glue stick or tape
Black marker pen
!WARNING! Remember that scissors are sharp. Adults should always closely supervise children when they are using scissors.
This is what you will need to do:
1. Trace a circle shape onto the yellow paper with pencil. You might like to go on a shape hunt around your home to find the perfect size circle to trace. Think drinking glasses or cups, small containers and side plates.
2. Next, cut the circles out with scissors.
3. Cut some wings for your bees from light blue paper. I drew little heart shapes and then cut them out. While you have the scissors out, cut a small triangle shaped stinger from black paper.
4. Attach the wings and the stinger to the back of the bees with tape or glue.
5. Turn the bees over and draw line patterns on the bees with black marker pen. Try drawing dotted lines, zig-zag and curly lines. Finish your bees with a smiley face and glue down a googly eye.
6. Now you are ready to start cutting! Cut carefully along the lines with scissors.
If you don’t like the idea of cutting through the bees, here is another fun scissor skill activity for you.
If you don’t have the time to make these bees, here is a fun printable that is similar.
And if you would like read to more about developing scissor skills in your children, have a look at the post I published a couple of days ago. There are so many ideas there for you. Thanks for reading! Jacinta Xx