Valentine’s Day Bee Craft for Preschoolers and Toddlers

When I was an elementary school teacher, I perfected Valentine’s Day. I mean, I had it down to an art and I had a great day…every single year.

However, Valentine’s Day with toddlers is very different and I had to change things up. So, I created another fun Valentine’s Day craft for preschoolers and toddlers.

As both a mom and a teacher, I am pretty against the Valentine’s Day candy-fest that seems to be so common. If you’ve ever spent time around multiple children on a sugar high, then I’m sure you get it!

I still want to make sure that their day is fun and memorable though. I love doing holiday crafts for this reason and so many more! I have been creating toddler and preschool crafts for every holdai and absolutely loving it!

Ready to make your Valentine’s Day Bee Popsicle Stick Craft?

Supply List:

  • Regular size popsicle sticks
  • Small popsicle sticks
  • Yellow paint & paint brush
  • Black paint pen or marker
  • Craft eyes
  • Craft pom poms
  • Construction paper 
  • Pipe cleaner 
  • Hot glue 

Assembly:

  • Evenly line up 7 regular size popsicle sticks 
  • Using a hot glue gun, run a line of hot glue the entire length of a small popsicle stick & press it horizontally onto one end of the 7 sticks.
  • Repeat this step on the other end as well.
  • Flip the newly made board over and coat with an even layer of yellow paint. Let it dry.
  • Glue the eyes in place.
  • Use paint pen or marker to draw on nose and mouth.
  • Use paint pen, marker, or pipe cleaner to add stripes.
  • For the antennae, cut the pipe cleaner in half and attach from the back of the board – if desired, add craft poms to the end of each 
  • Using the construction paper, cut out 2 heart-shaped pieces for the wings, and decorate as desired.
  • Attach the wings with glue from the back of the board 
  • Cut an additional, smaller heart to make the Bee Mine sign. Decorate and glue on the front, over the stripes.
  • Your Valentine’s Bee is now complete!  

I hope that you have fun bonding with your children and making this adorable Valentine’s Day bee craft. This is the perfect craft to help your toddlers and preschoolers with. As a bonus, it’ll make an adorable piece of seasonal home decor!