Bees: honeycomb art

Make a tissue paper stained glass window in hexagon shapes, arranged like a honeycomb. Put up in classroom windows.
Science content
Biology: Features, Adaptations of Living Things (K, 1, 3, 7)
Lessons activity is in
  • hexagons of tissue paper, many colours, about 20 per student (use template)
  • letter sized pieces of contact paper with one corner pre-peeled, one per student
  • tape

Remove the backing from the contact paper and tape it, sticky side up, to the table in front of a student.
Students stick hexagons of tissue paper to the contact paper, arranged as a honeycomb (or not). Tell them that once the tissue paper touches the contact paper it is impossible to get up again without tearing it.

It can be hung in a window as "stained-glass" art.

Grades taught
Gr K
Gr 1
Gr 2
Gr 3