Print Project

Rock Bees

Author: Amanda Formaro


  • rock
  • paintbrush
  • toothpick
  • wire
  • chenille stems
  • hot glue gun
  • white craft glue
  • pony bead


  • yellow
  • black
  • white


  • Have the kids collect some smooth rocks from the yard. Wash them with soapy water, rinse and dry well.
  • Paint them yellow and let dry. Two coats is probably better depending on the coverage of your yellow, but one will suffice.
  • Now add black stripes.
  • Use the handle end of a paintbrush to dot on the whites of the eyes. Let the white dry completely.
  • Use the handle end of a smaller paintbrush (or a toothpick) to dot on the black part of the eyes.
  • To make the wings I used some leftover wire I had. You could use chenille stems if you prefer. Just wrap it around the tip of your finger, then do another coil right next to that one. Trim off excess.
  • I put mine on with hot glue, but you could certainly use white craft glue.
  • Set something small, like a pony bead, behind the wings to prop them up while the glue dries.