How about making some bees from recycled plastic bottles? This would be a great project for a classroom or homeschooling unit about bees! I haven't done this project myself, but rather photographed it on our recent visit to a bee farm, here. And of course I'm always excited to see others crafting with recycled materials!
And only after taking a closer look at this photo of a plastic bottle bee and a plastic bottle flower did I realize that the sign says that one can learn more about how to make bees from recycled bottles on their website! So here is the photo provided by the website found here, though I think you can probably take a few shortcuts and maybe improve a bit on head?
The instructions say: Cut on the black lines and fold according to red lines. The bottom portion with the v-shaped arrow is actually indicating to link the two sides together such that the bee's tail is narrower than the body. Also, the recycled bottle bees in the very top photo have clear wings, so in that case the bottle was painted after the cuts were made. Enjoy and let me know if you give this one a try!