Rock Bees: An Adorable And Easy Craft To Do With Kids!

You can make these adorable rock bees for your garden or to use as a cute little paperweight for your desk. Throw a magnet on the back of them and now you have a cute magnet for your fridge! There are so many different ways to display these cute rock bees. Which way will you choose? Similar to my Ladybug Painted Rocks, these are a hit with children and adults alike!

I have an older house, so this weekend we had to put our screens on. All it took was one bee to fly through the open window and into the living room and I was in the shed digging the screens out. Bees are really pretty and definitely a sign of warmer weather, but I’m allergic. I’d rather have these cute little bees made from rocks, than the real thing. Those guys will have to stay outside!

Related – check out a ton more ideas for painted rocks!

These rock bees are super easy and so fun! Collect some rocks from outside and let’s get to work.

What you need to make rock bees

rocks
paintbrush
– toothpick
wire
chenille stems
hot glue gun
white craft glue
pony bead

Paints you’ll need:

black
yellow
white

How to make Rock Bees

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.

And there you have it, plenty of bees that won’t sting you!

Rock Bees

Supplies

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

Paint

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.

Rock Bees: An Adorable And Easy Craft To Do With Kids!