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Easy How to Draw a Bee Tutorial and Bee Coloring Page

Below you’ll find an easy step-by-step tutorial for how to draw a Bee and a Bee Coloring Page. Students will remember all those body parts a bit better if they draw them from scratch.

A drawing of a bee, made with the help of an easy step by step tutorial.

You could have your students fill in labels on boring worksheets, OR you could have them learn how to draw a bee from scratch so they have to create all those body parts themselves. When they are asked to draw a “thorax” and “abdomen” themselves, they are much more likely to remember which part is which. That’s also true for recalling how many legs they have.

This bee also doubles as a good lesson in symmetry, as the right and left side should match each other. The thorax and abdomen are fairly easy to do, but those bent legs are a little more challenging. If fact, if anyone is struggling with them, I recommend that the end feet are ignored. A leg with one bend will look just fine too.

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How to Draw Bee with the help of an easy step by step tutorial.

Bee Coloring Page

Bee Coloring page, available as a free download.

Materials to Draw a Bee

  • Eraser. Large ones you can hold in your hand do a much better job than just the pencil tip erasers, especially when erasing leftover pencil lines after tracing.
  • Black Sharpie Marker. These fine point permanent marker pens make nice black outlines, have a good tip for coloring, and never bleed when they get wet. Use them with good ventilation and add extra paper underneath to protect your tables.
  • Prang Crayons. These are a bit softer than other crayons so they sometimes look like oil pastels. They also have a some nice brown shades that Crayola does not have unless you buy their larger boxes.
  • Crayola Crayons. The reliable brand that always works well. The 24 pack has some of my favorite golden orange and yellow colors that seem a bit richer and warmer than the ones Prang has.

Step by Step Directions

Time needed: 45 minutes.

How to Draw a Bee in 9 Easy Steps

  1. Draw the thorax.

  2. Add the head and two large eyes.

  3. Erase inside the eyes. Draw the abdomen.

  4. Draw two symmetrical wings.

  5. Add two pairs of symmetrical back legs.

  6. Draw front legs and antennae.

  7. Add veins to the wings.

  8. Draw stripes on the thorax and abdomen.

2 Responses

  1. Kathleen Barbro

    Thanks, good idea!

  2. gloabramovitz

    This would go well with your gorgeous butterfly 🙂

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