Thumbprint bees

One of our volunteers made coffee filter butterflies with her granddaughter, and in exchange, her granddaughter showed her how to make thumbprint bees.

thumbprint bugs

We thought they were so cute, we would try them ourselves. And just to make it more exciting, we did a variety of thumbprint invertebrates!

All you'll need is:
White paper
Washable markers

Use a washable yellow marker to color your child's thumb and have him or her press the colored part of the thumb onto a piece of paper, without smearing it.

thumb being colored with a marker

Use a black washable marker to add stripes, eyes, wings, antennae and a stinger.

thumbprint bee

Then use your imagination. Red is for a ladybug, orange for a monarch butterfly, green for a dragonfly. What can you come up with?

thumbprint bugs

Five bee myths and truths

Myth: Bees are mean. Truth: Bee are nice. Honeybees only sting as a last resort, because they die after stinging. That means, unless they feel threatened or think you are going to hurt the hive, they will leave you alone. Myth: Bees will keep stinging you. Truth: As stated above, honeybees will die after stinging Read More »

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Craft of the week: Turtle Prints

  For Nature Tots last week, the theme was Turtle Power! To celebrate our reptile friends, we decorated our own turtle shells using our thumbprints, and this is a great and easy activity you can do with your little ones at home. Start out by drawing a large turtle on your sheet of paper. (Watch: Read More »

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