This spring craft is as easy as A, Bee, C.
Marshmallows are a soft and sweet treat. We always have a bag or two in our house. They are great for making s’mores and for adding to hot chocolate. That much is true, but we also discovered a while ago that they are fun for painting with as well. With the spring here, the bumble bees have been buzzing around our yard and they also inspired our latest marshmallow stamped craft.
All you will need for this craft is paper, marshmallows, yellow acrylic or tempura paint and a Sharpie.
Pour a little bit of yellow paint on a palette or a paper plate or bowl. Dip the marshmallow into the paint so that the end of the marshmallow is covered in the paint.
Press the marshmallow onto a sheet of paper to make a stamp.
Make another stamp slightly overlapping the first. One of the stamps will be the body and one will be the head.
Stamp as many bees as you like and then set it aside to let the paint dry. If you are impatient like us, you can use a hairdryer to speed up the drying.
Use a Sharpie to draw in the details of your bee. Add antennae, eyes, wings, a stinger and anything else that you want for your bees’ features.
My daughter made an adorable queen bee, complete with a crown and eyelashes. I loved it so much that I followed suit and made a queen bee as well.
Look at my five year olds sweet bumble bee kingdom. Aren’t they adorable.
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