When it comes to crafts with kids, you can’t go wrong with ones that include pipe cleaners. They are so safe to use and they come in so many colors, too! Spend some quality time with your little one crafting these cool ideas!
17 Groovy Pipe Cleaners Crafts For Kids
So while we’re raving about the ingenuity of pipe cleaners as craft tools, why not get some inspiration for pipe cleaner projects you and your little one can work on together? What a great way to bond! Take a look at these ideas below and bust out your stash of pipe cleaners today!
This kids craft project is really simple, easy to make, and cheap. It is cute, it uses recycled cans and inexpensive pipe cleaners, and the end product looks great. Plus, this cute woven pipe cleaner will help your children organize their things, which they are more likely to commit to since they helped make it.
2. Pipe Cleaner Dancing Princesses
There’s nothing like charming dancing princesses to make a play date super fun! Let your children’s imagination of fairy tales and Neverland soar with these beauties.
3. Rainbow Jellyfish
This adorable rainbow jellyfish looks pretty cool hanging in your kid's bedroom or playroom. And they are really easy to make, perfect fun project for a lazy afternoon.
4. Sparkly Pipe Cleaner Crown
Let’s face it, who doesn’t want to feel like royalty? We’re fairly certain that your kids do. So why not make them a matching crown? Your little princess is sure to love it!
5. Love Yarn Fonts
This simple project will surely make your children feel like pro sculptors. It’s minimal work, especially when you consider the beautiful final products! Choose an inspirational word or phrase and bond with your kiddo(s) through this awesome project!
6. Pipe Cleaner Pencil Toppers
We all know how difficult in can be to go to school, especially for a kid. Perhaps this project is just what your child needs for an extra dose of inspiration. Whether it’s solving a math problem or practicing cursive, these pipe cleaner pencil toppers will be show stoppers in the classroom.
7. Daisy Chain, Crown, And Necklace
During the summer time, flowers are so susceptible to wilting, and during the winter time, there is not much room for flower growth. If you’re looking to make accessories for your kids with fresh flowers when there are none available, try out this fun idea! It’s safe, easy and so very cute!
8. Pipe Cleaner Flowers
Here’s a project with actual pipe cleaners as flowers (which contrasts the one above). This is a simple enough gift for your kid to craft for a teacher or family member on birthdays or special occasions. Pair with a pretty, colorful vase and presto!
9. Wrapping Up With Pipe Cleaners
Ah, the beauty of versatility, I really love this project! This is an awesome way to take your gift wrapping skills up a notch. There lies so much potential for an extra pop of color — how refreshing! And it looks really great on solid-colored wrapping paper.
10. Pipe Cleaner Bubble Wands
I do have to say, this is my favorite pipe cleaner project! Bubbles are fun, but when you add shiny heart-shaped bubble wands in the mix, you’re sure to impress your kiddos. There’s no doubt they’ll just love this one.
11. Pipe Cleaners For Counting
What an interesting way to get a child to learn how to count. This pipe cleaner project is exceptional to get your kiddo to improve on manual dexterity! Not to mention their counting skills will surely be improved too.
12. Swirly Spiral Memo Board
What happiness! A project that will help kids get organized and pumped to create. There’s something gleeful about spirals and this is especially evident to the little ones. Let them make any shape that is functional to hold papers, school work, and important schedule reminders!
13. Very Hungry Caterpillar
We’ve all read the Eric Carle book The Very Hungry Caterpillar. This very hungry caterpillar pipe cleaner project is inspired by the main character! How cool!
14. Pipe Cleaner Sewing
If you yourself are a sewer and plan to pass on the skill to your own young ones, then why not give them a head start. This pipe cleaner sewing project can get your kids in the right mindset to learn to love sewing. The materials used are safe and will get them to be aspiring seamstresses!
15. Rose Rings
I have to say, these pipe cleaner rose rings are so very darling. I’m pretty sure I would have gone nuts with one of these babies on my fingers when I was a kid. Try adding a spritz of your favorite perfume on the rose to make your little one feel pipe cleaner-fancy!
16. Easy Pipe Cleaner Bracelet
This easy pipe cleaner bracelet is a great way to get your little one into beading, especially if they are too young to take on the dexterity it requires.
17. Pipe Cleaner Finger Puppets
Your kids will have all the jolly time making these amazingly cute little creatures. They can make a whole troupe for a fantastic monster theater.
Want another pipe cleaner craft? Check out this video from Aromas Of Life:
Pipe cleaners are perfect medium for kids to explore shapes, convey their utmost artistic ideas and perhaps practice their manual dexterity while creating figurines. Use these creative ideas the next time you plan a fun crafting activity with your precious one. Happy crafting!
What do you think of these pipe cleaners crafts? Will you try making these ideas with your kids? Let us know in the comments section below.
Want more crafts to share with your kids? Check out these 25 DIY crafts for kids and help them fight summer boredom!
Editor’s Note – This post was originally published in June 2014 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.