Buzzing Bee Noisemaker

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Parents, I need your hive mind to solve a mystery here – pun intended!

We wanted to make a delightful buzzy bee at home, and I copied instructions online (and quite similar to the New Year’s Eve Noisemaker we concocted back in January). But try as we might, our little bee wouldn’t buzz. Now, arguably this failure was Travis’s favorite part of the entire project; he got a kick out of me trying to make our bee buzz over and over. So, I’ll still consider the project a “success”! Needless to say, I’d love to hear if your buzzing bees work properly, or if you see the mistake I made in the steps below.

First, we trimmed an index card slightly, and decorated as a bee. I made one with alternating yellow and black stripes as an example, and Travis had fun trying to replicate my stripes on a second index card.

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We did momentarily glue on yellow googly eyes to complete our happy bee’s face, but the glue barely had time to dry before the eyes fell victim to a toddler.

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Eyes or no, we attached our bee to a wooden craft stick with a piece of sticky-back foam. Place a second craft stick on top.

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Now secure the two craft sticks together at the edges using additional pieces of cut sticky-back foam.

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Finally, stretch a rubber band around the craft sticks – and then try to make your bee buzz!

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