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Cardboard Bee Print
Materials
  • Old cardboard box
  • Scissors
  • PVA glue
  • Black acrylic paint
  • A4 White stock card
  • Watercolours
  • Water bowl
  • Brush
  • Pencil
Step 1

Find an old box to cut up and cut two pieces the same size as the A4 white card, one will be for the base the stamp will be built on.

Find a simple bee picture and using the pencil copy it onto one of the cardboard pieces you have cut. 

Step 2

Once you are happy with your drawing, cut the shapes out and position them on the other piece of cardboard so you will know how it will fit, now glue it all down with PVA glue. 

Put this aside to dry, it will be used later with the black paint to stamp with, but it has to dry first.

Step 3

Now to make the background of the picture. Draw and cut out a hexagon shape from the box cardboard. Using the pencil, trace around the cut-out hexagon over and over again on A4 white card to make a beehive pattern. 

Step 4

Now it is time to watercolour paint the hexagons with any colour you like, make it bright and colourful. Set aside to dry.

Step 5

Once everything is dry, take the black paint and paint your bee stamp. Make sure it is all covered and that the paint isn’t too thick. You may want to do a practice print before you print onto the background beehive you have painted.

Step 6

Hang your picture up on the wall. The stamp can be used again if you have an old T-Shirt why not print it on that using a bright coloured acrylic paint.

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