For a friend’s birthday at work we did a bear theme for her desk decorations. I was in charge of making the beehives and bees. After two days of paper mache and a failed attempt, I realized it was much much much easier to use paper lanterns.
Supplies needed: Yellow or orange lanterns, light orange streamers, craft glue, yellow craft pom poms, black pipe cleaners, and small googly eyes.
Follow the ridges of the lantern to glue the streamers. I found it easier to cut the streamers into pieces beforehand.
To assemble the bees use the black pipe cleaner to create stripes, and glue on the googly eyes. I glued the bees to the streamers, and used pins to hold the bees while the glue dried.
And there you have it, a beary cool beehive!
And..the birthday is not complete without a giant bear.
- How I made Mr. Teddy Bear Cake (muchamunch.com)