Making a bee and funny labels – DIY

Our windowsill and garden are full with green shoots and sunlight! For this activity, nothing fancy is needed! Just anything you are not using : plastic packaging, can, stones, pine cones, broken spoons… Be creative, recycle and have fun!

For the bee, I have used:

  • 1 can (body)
  • Acrylic paint *
  • 2 lids (eyes)
  • 1 black pen
  • Plastic packaging (wings)
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun
  • String (if you want to make it fly!)
  • *My bee won’t be waterproof as I didn’t have enough paint. If it’s the same for you, keep it inside when it’s raining.


  • Step 1: Clean and dry your can
  • Step 2: Paint the strips on the can and eyes in the lids.
  • Step3 : Let dry and paint another coat (at least 2)
  • Step 4: Glue eyes and wings. Draw a lovely smile on your bee!
  • Step 5(optional): add some string if you want your bee to flyyyyyyyyyyy! Find a sunny spot and a name for your new garden buddy!

For the labels, use everything you find in your house (stones, packaging, …). You can:

  • Draw the veg/fruit on the stone
  • Draw funny faces
  • Write the name!
  • Use the shape of the spoon to draw your veg

Share your creations, your ideas and have fun!

Published by Nadegegrows

Garden Assistant/Tend and Share project worker

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