By Kid’s Crafts Contributor Stephanie, from the blog A Geek In Glasses.
Summer time is a great time to decorate indoors while all the flowers are decorating the outdoors. We made this bee skep to decorate our house for the summer. The skep was used as a bee hive for centuries, but now they are more for garden decorations. Our project uses a recycled soda bottle and glue, so there is no need for weaving. This is a perfect craft for children, camps or addition to a bee lesson!
Start by cutting the soda bottle. Cut the bottom off. The less you cut off, the taller the bee skep will be. Next, cut off the top neck of the soda bottle.
I started at the bottom placing a line of glue around the bottom and placed the twine on it.
I continued to wrap the twine around the plastic dome shape, applying more glue and wrapping more.
Once at the top apply the glue to the twine and coil around to finish. Once the glue is dry, paint a black arch at the bottom to represent the opening the bees would use to get in.