Have any pipe cleaners lying around? Did you know there are a bunch of crafts you and your kids can enjoy with these fuzzy, colorful little wires?
Pipe cleaner crafts are great for any time of the year. They’re so easy to work with, plus you can bend and twist them to make any shape. From pipe cleaner animals to pipe cleaner crowns, these ideas are sure to keep you and your child’s attention.
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35 Fun Pipe Cleaner Crafts
1. Pipe Cleaners Pencil Toppers by Paper Chase
Help your little ones get excited for school by elevating everyday supplies with some DIY touches. These awesome pencil toppers made from pipe cleaners are an easy and quick craft to do with the kids this summer holiday and they can really help ease the strain of homework time.
Create these pretty eight-sided snowflake ornaments out of pipe cleaners. Use these lovely snowflakes to decorate your holiday tree or hang them around the house as winter decorations. Try making colorful snowflakes using bright-colored pipe cleaners or create sparkly ones with metallic pipe cleaners.
You can also go for classic white snowflakes or use cool colors like white, blue, and purple.
5. Spider Pipe Cleaner Craft by Preschool Crafts for Kids
Perfect for Halloween, or just craft time, these spindly, skinny spiders are made using just pipe cleaners and a few plastic beads. These make great, easy homemade centerpieces or countertop decorations during October.
Rainbows are sure to brighten up a room. If you are head over heels with rainbow then build a pipe cleaner rainbow that will allow your kids to review colors and practice their fine motor skills at the same time.
This quiet time activity doesn’t use glue so kids can create their rainbow again and again.
9. Pipe Cleaner Dragons by Frugal Fun For Boys and Girls
Here’s a simple dragon craft that kids will love – Pipe Cleaner Dragons! These posable figurines are just as fun to play with as they are to make and these little dragons are pretty sturdy (for pipe cleaners, of course).
Attach a few to a re-configured wire hanger to create an easy mobile for an enchanted baby’s room.
13. Pipe Cleaner Fuzzy Easter Eggs by Pajama Crafters
These warm and fuzzy easter eggs will get you excited for Easter! They would be super cute in a wreath, displayed in a basket, or filled with an Easter treat. You can make them in any color combination.
A quick and easy pipe cleaner chick or exotic bird craft idea, simply made by shaping a pipe cleaner into an ‘S’. Keep the colors traditional yellow and orange for a perfect Easter inspired chick.
Use bright colored pipe cleaners and add a few extra feathers to create exotic peacocks or birds of paradise! This is a great craft for kids of all ages, but younger kids will require adult supervision.
15. Pipe Cleaner Rainbow Jellyfish by Crafts by Amanda
Need a fun project for a lazy afternoon? This adorable rainbow jellyfish craft is full of vibrant colors and very easy to make. Pipe cleaners, googly eyes, and Styrofoam balls are all that are needed to make these cute hanging sea creatures.
These floating jellyfish will look adorable hanging from the playroom, nursery, or your child’s bedroom ceiling!
16. Pipe Cleaner Christmas Trees by Blue Bear Wood
Just how adorable are these little pipe cleaner Christmas trees from Blue Bear Wood? Such a simple idea, but so impressive! You can either make a row of these for the mantle or string them as ornaments on the tree.
24. Pipe Cleaner Fishing Game by Artsy Craftsy Mom
Who needs a boat and slimy worms to go fishing, when you can do it with pipe cleaners? Colored chenille stems are used to make everything in this game, from fish to octopus to reefs and even the fishing rod!
25. Pipe Cleaner Flower Bookmark Craft by Fun Learning Life
They say the best gift you can give is a book, which makes the second best gift a bookmark! And when it’s handmade, even better! Fun Learning Life has an idea for pretty spring bookmarks, made with a Popsicle stick, buttons and of course, pipe cleaners!
33. Pipe Cleaner Button Bracelets by Meaningful Mama
When it comes to making jewelry both boys and girls can really get behind this type of project. You can easily use a wide assortment of beads and this guide makes it easy to adapt the design and steps to fit the age group you may be working with.
You can create this colorful bracelet in just a matter of minutes with very little mess!