Easy Origami Bee

origami bee Everybody loves bees and this easy origami bee is no different. Cute and easy to make, what’s there not to like? This design is similar to the origami ladybug and fly. Use yellow paper to distinguish between the different types of bugs. If you want, you can decorate the model with black stripes. Some people don’t like augmenting origami pieces by coloring but the keyword here is “easy”.

origami bee

  1. Start with a square sheet of paper that is yellow on one side and white on the back side. Cut it in half along the diagonal to get an isosceles triangle. You can also use a square sheet of paper, but starting with a triangle allows the wings to be a different color compared to the body of the bee.
  2. Fold in half and unfold.
  3. Fold up the two bottom corners so the corners meet at the peak of the triangle.
  4. Fold the two corners back down, except fold them at a bit of an angle so the corners are slightly away from one another like the wings of a bug.
  5. Fold down the top of the triangle; don’t fold down exactly in half, leave a small gap as shown. Unfold
  6. Fold down the top section of the triangle into thirds. Then fold down once more along the crease made above.
  7. Fold back the left & right sides of the model to form the body of the bee.
  8. Fold the tips of the wings a little so it is not so pointy.
  9. You can leave it like this, or you can use a marker to color the head black and put stripes across the bee’s back.
  10. Easy Origami Bee is done!

origami bee

People love bees because they make honey and they help pollinate plants. More than that, bees represent hard work or industriousness. Bees do sting, but only when they feel threatened or when the hive is threatened. Because of these reasons (make honey, help pollinate, work hard, fight only when threatened), people admire and adore bees.


    Books with Origami Bugs


    • Origami Bugs (Hardcover) by Marc Kirschenbaum
    • Bugs in Origami by John Montroll
    • Dollar Bug-Gami by Won Park
    • Origami Masters Bugs: How the Bug Wars Changed the Art of Origami (Hardcover) by J Ku, S Arellano, W Park
    • Origami Bugs (Amazing Origami) by Ms Catherine Ard
    • Click to see origami bugs books

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