Add a little positivity at home by creating a “bee cube” with your kids – even your teens will enjoy this.

This activity comes from artist/poet Judy Wood, who loves crafting with all kinds of beautiful paper, writing poetry and sharing a positive mindset. This combines all those loves.

Materials needed:

  • 2 inch Wooden cube
  • Decorative paper
  • Glue or Mod Podge
  • Gold paint
  • Thin-tip permanent marker


  • Measure and cut decorative paper to fit your cube, I often use torn edges. See video of cutting fabric here.
  • Glue each piece of paper on and let dry.
  • Use watercolor or thinned acrylic paint to decorate the corners only and let dry.
  • Optional – use a bit of gesso from the paper edge to the edge of the cube.
  • Optional – use a bit of glitter glue or glitter paint on a side or two for extra sparkle.
  • Optional – We recently made fairy cubes using fairy themed scrapbook paper. Any theme will work as long as you’re consistent.
  • Add words of fun or encouragement with thin tip black permanent marker or pen.

Says Judy: “These make great gifts for friends, family and teachers.”

Have fun!

About our contributor

Judy Wood is a mixed media artist and poet, who enjoys volunteering at the i.d.e.a. Museum in a variety of capacities. She’s painted murals, read stories and lead creative workshops. Judy was also one of the featured artists in our recent exhibition, Roadside USA. This year, she is also the featured artist and poet at a local elementary school, working with 760 students on tapping into their creativity.

Find her on Instagram @abrushwithangels.