Mummy Daisy has some wonderful tricks and tips to upcycle bits and bobs around the house. These activities are a great activity for our Little Frosties, whilst encouraging recycling and repurposing waste.

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You will need:

  • Tin Can
  • Yellow Paint
  • 2 Bottle Caps
  • Black Sticky Tape (electrical tape is perfect)
  • Thread (for hanging) or a stick (to put in the ground)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Black Marker


  1. To begin you will need to clean and dry your tin.
  2. Next, paint the tin until it is a nice yellow colour.  If using spray paint, make sure to do this outside or in a well-ventilated area. Let the tin dry completely before moving to the next steps. This usually takes 1-2 hours. 
  3. Once the tin has dried, use the black tape to create stripes by securing it around the tin.  If needed, use glue for extra strength.  At least 2 but potentially 3 stripes will fit on your tin depending upon size. 
  4. For the bee face, use the marker to create a smile you like.  Next, draw eyes on the bottle caps and then secure them to the front (former bottom) of the tin with glue.
  5.  Next, use the piece of black paper or plastic and cut it into wings to glue on top of your bee.
  6. Then, punch a hole in the top of the tin to thread string through or can glue it beneath the wings, to hang from a tree. Alternatively, you can punch a hole in the bottom of your tin and put a stick through to place it in the ground among your flowers.

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