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Life Cycle of a Bee Diorama (Free Printable)

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Today we’re diving into the world of bees with a printable life cycle of a bee diorama! This craft is a hands-on way to explore the life cycle of a bee, from egg to adult. It’s not only fun but educational, providing a colorful scene of nature’s busy pollinators.

Life cycle of a bee diorama.

This bee diorama craft is perfect for kids who love nature and are curious about insects.

It’s a fantastic way to introduce them to biology and the environment, promoting both learning and creativity.

Ideal for spring and summer, it can also be a great addition to science projects or Earth Day activities.

If your looking for some great bee worksheets, be sure to check out some of our parts of a bee worksheets and our life cycle of a bee worksheets to go along with this activity.

We’ve also got lots of awesome bee crafts, like our printable bee craft where you can build your own bee. Or our bee bookmarks or cute handprint bee craft.

Why You’ll Love This Craft

  • Educational Value: Teaches the bee life cycle in a visual and interactive way.
  • Customizable: Choose from colored or black and white backgrounds to personalize your diorama.
  • Engaging Activity: Perfect for hands-on learning and keeping kids engaged in a productive activity.
  • Versatile Use: Great for home, classroom settings, or as a part of environmental education programs.


Printable Diorama Sheets: One colored background and one black and white for custom coloring. Plus the bee life cycle parts. You can grab the full printable at the end of this post.

Scissors: To cut out the bee life cycle figures and elements of the diorama.

Glue or Tape: To assemble the diorama pieces into the paper box structure.

Coloring Supplies: Crayons, markers, or colored pencils if using the black and white version.

The Printable

The printable download comes with 3 pages in one PDF file. One page is a black and white background where kids can color in their scene themselves.

Life cycle of a bee diorama printable pages.

The other is a colored background. However all the bee parts need to be colored in before adding to the scene (if desired.)

Life cycle of a bee diorama.

To save on ink and paper, after you download the PDF, go to printer settings. Then click on the “print pages” section and choose the page numbers you want to print out.

The life cycle bee page includes the image of a bee egg, larva, pupa and fully grown bee. Along with a bee hive and some flowers for the bees to feed on.


Print the Diorama Sheets: Choose and print either the colored or black and white background for your diorama. And then print out the bee life cycle page with the various pieces of the bees.

Coloring (if necessary): If you printed the black and white version, color the diorama background, bees, hive, and flowers.

Life cycle of a bee diorama.

Cut Out the Pieces: Carefully cut out the bees, hive, flowers, and other elements.

Assemble the Diorama: Fold the background sheet into a box shape and secure it with glue or tape. Arrange and fix the cut-out pieces inside the box to create a 3D scene.

Life cycle of a bee diorama.

Make sure to give your growing bee a great bee name. And be sure to check out our hilarious bee puns and jokes to go along with this activity.

Top Tips

  • Take Your Time: Cutting can be tricky; use safety scissors and take your time to avoid tearing.
  • Mix and Match: Feel free to mix elements from both the colored and black and white sheets for a unique look.
  • Interactive Learning: Use this craft as a conversation starter about the importance of bees in our ecosystem.
  • Display Proudly: Place the completed diorama in a spot where your child can show it off and explain it to others.

Educational Uses & Ideas

Science Integration: Use the bee diorama to complement lessons in biology, specifically entomology and life cycles. Discuss the roles of bees in pollination and their importance in our ecosystem.

Reading Comprehension: Pair the craft activity with books or articles about bees and their life cycles. Encourage children to identify the stages they’ve learned in their reading with the parts of their diorama.

Art and Creativity: Highlight the artistic aspect by exploring color theory, design, and composition. Let students express themselves by choosing how to color and arrange their diorama elements.

Environmental Education: Discuss the threats to bee populations, such as habitat loss and pesticides. Use the diorama to talk about how we can help protect bees and the environment.

Math Connections: Integrate math by measuring the dimensions of the diorama, counting the bee-related items, or calculating the space needed for different elements to fit within the box.

Interactive Storytelling: Encourage students to create stories about their diorama. They can imagine a day in the life of a bee or craft tales about the interactions between the bees and flowers.

Group Projects: Enhance teamwork and collaboration by having students work in groups to create larger diorama scenes, combining their individual pieces to make a comprehensive bee habitat.

Observation Skills: Use the diorama to develop observational skills, asking students to note details about bee anatomy, behavior, and habitat as depicted in their craft.

Grab the Free Printable

To get your free printable bee diorama, just enter your name and email in the pink box below.

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Creating this bee diorama is a wonderful way to bring the fascinating world of bees into your home or classroom.

It’s a fun, educational craft that offers a peek into the intricate life cycle of these essential creatures.

Life cycle of a bee diorama.

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