Bees are seen buzzing around the garden all summer long, making them a favorite amongst children and adults. While they may be adorable, it is smart to keep your distance due to their stingers. That is why our newest craft is perfect, as it allows you to create a friendly bee character to enjoy from the comfort of your home. Follow along as we explain how you can make this colorful little friend. 


Purchase your magnets by visiting our online store. All magnets necessary to complete this project are linked in the full supply list below. We offer same-day shipping if your order is placed by 3 PM EST, allowing you to start creating as soon as possible. All other supplies can be purchased at your favorite craft store. 


You will need the following items:


  • Crafting glue
  • Toilet paper roll
  • Black marker
  • Cardstock or construction paper (Black, Yellow, and White) 
  • Small black pom poms
  • Black pipe cleaners
  • Disc magnets (5mm x 3mm)
  • Scissors


This project is a lot of fun and is perfect for a family craft night or a rainy summer day. Adult supervision is highly recommended.


Follow these simple steps:


  1. Determine how many bees you would like to create.
  2. Cut a yellow piece of cardstock or construction paper and wrap it around a toilet paper roll, gluing the seam down.
  3. Cut two thin pieces of black cardstock/construction paper and wrap them around the roll at the halfway point and towards the bottom. Glue in place.
  4. Glue two googly eyes towards the top of your roll. Draw a smiley face beneath it, just above the black stripe in the middle.
  5. Make a “V” with a pipe cleaner and then bend the edges slightly. Glue a mini black pom pom onto both ends to resemble an antenna.
  6. Once dry, glue your antenna inside of the roll towards the front. 
  7. Cut out two wings with your white construction paper/cardstock. Glue them to the back of your roll.
  8. After the wings dry, glue two disc magnets to the back so you can place your new bee friend on surfaces throughout your home!

Buzz Into Some Fun with Apex

With your bee magnet complete, why not add it to your magnetic animal collection? We have a great number of animal themed magnetic crafts for you to enjoy. You can browse our full DIY blog collection to see all of our great crafts, experiments, and hacks. If you have a question about a product, idea, or need a recommendation, just call our knowledgeable team at 1-304-257-1193. We are proud to be a full service provider so you can buy with confidence!