KPBS Kids Curious George Craft
Save the bees!
Activity best for children age 2 and up
Today we read the book Curious George: A Home For Honeybees. In this story, we learned bees are great builders and they build their hives to store honey in something called honeycomb. Honeycomb is made up of lots of tiny hexagon cells. A hexagon is a shape with 6 equal sides. For our craft today we will be making a stamp to create a honeycomb pattern.
Materials you’ll need:
Something to draw with
Glue or tape
Before you begin, make sure you cover all surfaces to protect them from any paint. Draw a hexagon (a shape with 6 sides) on a piece of cardboard and cut it out.
Glue some bubble wrap to your shape and cut along the sides or your cardboard hexagon.
Create a handle for your stamp. You can use another piece of cardboard or you can find something else to use like a pipe cleaner or a cork. Attach the handle with some tape or glue.
Dip your stamp in some paint and gently press onto a piece of paper. Lift and repeat this step as many times as you’d like to create your piece of honeycomb.
Add some final details with the drawing tool of your choice.