15 Easy Pipe Cleaner Crafts That Your Kids Will Love

easy pipe cleaner crafts for kids

Pipe cleaners are one of the simplest craft supplies for kids’ fun. We love how they come in a variety of colours, are fairly inexpensive and totally versatile. Here are 15 Easy Pipe Cleaner Crafts that your Kids will Love.

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Next time you are picking up art and craft supplies for the house, pick up a packet of pipe cleaners. There are lots of fun crafts you can do with them, here are some ideas to inspire you!

15 Easy Pipe Cleaner Crafts That Your Kids Will Love

#1. Pipe Cleaner Flowers

Discover a wonderful garden array of flowers with a simple collection of colourful pipe cleaners and some creativity. Aren’t these daffodils, tulips and grape hyacinths cute? You’ll find the instructions on Onelittleproject.com.

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#2. Needle Craft

Turn your toddler into a mini tailor and create an adorable child-safe needle that you can use for pretend threading. Perfect for enhancing small motor skills. Find the instructions on A Little Learning For Two.

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#3. Easy Shamrock

Make pipe cleaner shamrocks out of green pipe cleaners in a couple of easy steps, as Catholicing.com shows. You could also make four leaf clovers by making four leaves out of the pipe cleaner.

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#4. Pipe Cleaner Hair Band

Create this really simple hair band with 2 different colour pipe cleaners. You can easily add to this by adding different colours. More ideas for pipe cleaner jewellery on Creative Colorings and Crafts.

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#5. Pipe Cleaner Bracelets

Next, you could make a really simple bracelet to go with the hairband. All you need are some pipe cleaners and beads. These would be perfect for a craft or jewellery party activity. Get the lowdown on the Mouths of Mums website.

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#6. Magic Wand

Let your kids be magicians or royalty with these cute pipe cleaner magic wands, instructions on Free Kids Crafts. All you need is a wooden skewer and a few different coloured pipe cleaners and whoosh!

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#7. Finger Puppets

Create a finger puppet and then act out a story, with this cute idea from littlecraftybugs. When the story’s over, unroll your finger puppet and create a different character for a new story! All you need is a pipe cleaner, some googly eyes and glue. Let their imaginations flow!

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#8. Loom Bands Pipe Cleaner Pom Poms

Still have all those loom bands lying around the house? This is a simple idea from makeandtakes that combines pipe cleaners and loom bands to make these really simple pom poms.

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#9. Pipe Cleaner Tiara

If your child is in need of sparkly crown/tiara, this pipe cleaner tiara is a fab idea from education.com. Just grab a few sparkly pipe cleaners and twist to create a perfect royal crown.

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#10. Icicle Ornaments

Pipe cleaners and beads are all that are needed for these sparkly and colorful icicle ornaments from Happy Hooligans. A lovely Christmas craft to hang on your tree.

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#11. Spoon Ants

These ants from Learn Play Imagine have six legs and three body parts, and are simple to make. All you need is some black plastic spoons and pipe cleaners, some glue and googly eyes.

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#12. Pipe Cleaner Beading

This is so easy to whip up and such a fun activity for little hands and good for fine motor skills. Get some Styrofoam bases and place some coloured pipe cleaners into each. Then get the kids to thread them with the same coloured beads. More instructions on the Momto2poshlildivas.com website.

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#13. Pipe Cleaner Trees

Instead of spending money on buying accessories for your train set area – why not make them instead, using this craft from Play Trains? Get these simple green pipe cleaners, some scotch tape and some cardboard and make some trees. Perfect for train enthusiasts.

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#14. Shamrock Crystals

This is slightly trickier one for the older kids but a wonderful craft and STEM activity from housingaforest that develops into a beautiful shiny sparkly decoration. You’ll need pipe cleaners and some Borax.

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#15. Glowing Aliens

This is a really cool way to make some funky alien crafts and take your pipe cleaner craft to a new level.

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Over to you now. Any other suggestions for easy pipe cleaner crafts that your child has enjoyed? Let us know in the comments below!

15 Easy Pipe Cleaner Crafts That Your Kids Will Love

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