Symmetry Art for Kids - Squish Art Bee Craft

Squish art projects are so much fun for little ones! With this bumble bee themed symmetry art you get to try out a fun art process whilst also learning about symmetry.  Kids will love their little bees and have so much fun creating their super creative Symmetry Art Bee Craft.

Symmetry art bee craft

These bees are so cute! Preschoolers, toddlers, and even older kiddos will love the entire artsy process, trust me! Especially the awesome part where they fold the paper and they squish the paint onto the other side.

It's such an easy way to have fun indoors and get the kids to be creative (not to mention it is a budget-friendly craft too!)

Are you looking for more bee crafts? Look no further and check this adorable Paper Bee Craft and our cute Bee Footprint Craft.

Scroll down for your printable bee template 

Symmetry art for kids

Why not try making a ladybug craft too using the same fun technique!

Symmetry Art Bee Craft

Bee Craft Supplies:

  • Paint (yellow and black)
  • Paint Brush
  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Googly Eyes
  • Black Marker
  • Red Paint Pen
  • White paper
  • Black paper

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Bee Craft - Symmetry Art for Kids Instructions:

STEP 1: Get your bee printable.

Before you get started on this bee craft scroll down to download our bee template and print it out. Once you have it, cut out the shapes. (If your kids are too young, help them with this step.)

bee craft

STEP 2: Prep the paper pieces.

Trace and cut out the wings onto white paper and the head onto black paper.

bee craft template

STEP 3: Painting time.

Fold a small piece of white paper in half. Paint horizontal stripes one half of the paper with yellow and black paint. (Check the image as a reference!)

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STEP: Magic painting trick!

Now carefully fold the paper over and gently let the paint  squish onto the other side. This will create a cool symmetrical imprint, making the bee's body. Allow the fresh paint to dry entirely.

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STEP 5: Trace and cut.

Once the paint has dried trace the body shape template onto your symmetry art and cut it out.

squish art symmetry art for kids

STEP 6: Putting everything together.

We're getting closer to the finish line! Now you just need to glue together all the pieces to make this cute bee craft. Gluing them onto a blue background works well.

Once you have glued all the pieces together complete your bee craft by making a small stinger from the same black paper you used to make the bee's head and glue it onto the bee. 

Add googly eyes and use a red pen to add a smile and a black marker to draw the bee's antennae.

bee craft symmetry art for kids


To download this bee template for free click on the link below and use the discount code: bee. For personal or classroom use only. Not for redistribution. All images are copyrighted. Thank you.

bee craft template

Your symmetry art bee craft is complete! Kids of all ages will love the squish art technique used to make this buzzing bumble bee craft, but it will seem totally magical for toddlers and preschoolers. Now is the perfect time to try this bee themed symmetry art for kids as we head into summer.

Symmetry art for kids. Squish art bee craft.

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