Clay Bumble Bee


Make an adorable little bumble bee from clay and wire.

Supplies: Sculpey III clay (my personal favorite clay to use), some 18-22 gauge wire (this size wire bends well, while still being sturdy to hold the weight of clay), and a pair of wire cutting pliers.


Make two round yellow balls. One about 1″ diameter and the other about 1/2″ or a little less. Using the black clay make a little tail/stinger and two tiny eyes. And finally with the white clay create two eyes and two wings. Try to keep the wings less then an 1/8″ thick so they won’t be too heavy for your little bee!

Put the body together using a toothpick for support and attach his wings, stinger & eyes.

Using wire cutting pliers, cut and shape six legs for him to stand on and two antenna for his head. Add his legs and antenna to the rest of his body and he is ready to bake!

Preheat your oven to 275 degrees. Using a cookie sheet covered in aluminum foil, place your bee into the oven and back for 15 minutes. Be very careful when the clay comes out of the oven, it is VERY hot. Let everything cool for 15-30 minutes before picking up your object!

Enjoy your cute little bee!!!



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