Bee Clay Pot Craft for Adorable Fun

This Dollar Tree clay pot bee craft is the “bee’s knees!” When it comes to cute and creative summer fun, it’s time to put clay pot crafts on your list, even for young children.

Clay pot craft ideas are quick to make (or do in stages), they are adorable, and everyone just loves them. You will need a few more supplies from the dollar store to make this cute craft idea.

Horizontal image close up of two clay pot bee crafts made with terra cotta pots, paint, and dollar store supplies.
Make the most of a rainy or hot afternoon by creating ths fun terra cotta pot craft idea.

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Clay Pot Bee Craft Idea

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we’re crafting all year long. While we love spending time backyard in the pool, I find that crafting during the hot, Texas summer days are at the top of our list.

Bee crafts have been trending for years, so it’s safe to say they’ll be popular and buzzing about all summer… (oh wait, there’s more). What better way to show off your un-bee-lievable crafting skills than with this cute bee clay pot craft. Okay, I’m done with the bee puns (I think).

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These are too cute for words – and they make for a fun afternoon craft.

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What paint works best to use on clay pots?

Acrylic paint is one of the best for this clay pot craft and it’s usually the one everyone has on hand. It adheres to the clay pots without a primer.

Because terra cotta soaks up paint, you may have to add a couple of coats depending on the paint. Another option is to prep the pots by using a sealant like this one from Americana (you’ve probably seen the larger bottle in videos on my YouTube channel).

Square close up of two clay pot bee crafts made with terra cotta pots, paint, and dollar store supplies.
Create the adorable clay pot bees using a few basic craft supplies!

Supplies You Will Need

I’ll give suggestions to some of the items below, but honestly, this can all be found at the dollar stores or craft stores. Check your stash (even buttons will work) before you head to the store.

  • terra cotta / clay pots (I used 1.5 an 2.5 inch pots)
  • black craft foam
  • black pom poms
  • craft paint (yellow, black, pink)
  • googly eyes (can use black buttons)
  • a black pipe cleaner / chenille stem
  • small white paper doilies (can use white craft foam)
Supplies needed for creating a terra cotta bee craft, including paint, pots, foam balls, doilies, and basic craft supplies.
Gather up everything you need from the dollar stores or your craft stash.

How to Make a Clay Pot Bee

Below is a step by step picture tutorial to put together this adorable summer craft idea. Keep this page open while you work and refer to the pictures as a guide. If you would rather have a simple printed supply list and steps, scroll down.

First, paint both pots with yellow acrylic paint. Let dry or hurry it along with a heat gun or blow dryer.

Crafter showing to paint terra cotta pots yellow for bee bodies.
The clay pots might need two coats of yellow paint to be fully covered.

Next, paint stripes from the top to bottom of both clay pots with black paint. Paint the bottom of the pot, as well. Let dry and add another coat if needed.

Crafter showing to paint black stripes on the yellow painted terra cotta pots.
Add the black stripes – don’t worry if they aren’t perfect (bees aren’t).

Cut a larger and smaller half circle from the black foam. Attach two eyes to each of the heads and apply with glue. Glue the faces to the bottom of the pots (line up the flat part with the table). Optional: use the pencil eraser to add cheeks in pink paint.

Crafter painting cheeks onto the black foam bee face.
Glue on the faces to the bottom center of the pot.

Next, cut a pipe cleaner in half and fold each piece in half again. Glue to the pot, tucking each antennae behind the curved portion of the face. Glue on a pompom to each end. Finally, cut a stinger from craft foam scraps and glue to the top of the pot.

Crafter showing to cut foam and glue it on to use as a bee stinger.
Glue on the stinger to the top of the pot for the cute bees.

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Make the most of a super hot day inside by creating these cute clay pot bees.
Yield: 2

Bee Clay Pot Craft

Square close up of two clay pot bee crafts made with terra cotta pots, paint, and dollar store supplies.

Head to the Dollar Tree to grab a clay pot, foam, and doilies for this fun clay pot bee craft idea. Both kids and adults will have a great time putting this easy Dollar Tree DIY craft idea together using a bit of paint. We made the bee wings using paper doilies but also suggest foam (for little hands). Learn how to paint a bee, how to make a cute face, and how to craft the cute bee wing DIY.

Active Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $5


  • Clay Pots, 2.5” and 1.5” in diameter
  • Yellow, Black, Pink acrylic paint
  • Black Craft Foam
  • Four Wiggle Eyes
  • Pom Poms, Black Tinsel
  • Black Chenille Stem
  • Two Small White Paper Doilies


  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush
  • Pencil with New Eraser


  1. Paint both pots yellow. Let it dry and apply another coat if needed.
  2. With the black acrylic paint, paint stripes from the top to bottom of both clay pots. Let dry and add another coat if needed.
  3. Cut a larger and smaller half circle from the black foam and glue on two eyes to each of the heads. Glue each face aligned to the bottom of the pot (flat edge at the bottom). Add cheeks using pink paint and an eraser end of a pencil dipped in pink paint.
  4. Cut a 12" chenille stem into two pieces and fold the sections in half. Put a black tinsel pom pom onto the ends that are cut and attach with glue.
  5. Glue the folded end to the back of the heads on both.
  6. Cut two skinny triangles from the black foam and put them into the hole in the bottom of the pot. Attach with glue.
  7. Cut the doilies into quarters and put two on the back of both bees using glue.

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