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Pipe Cleaners Crafts | Groovy Ideas for Kids

When it comes to crafts you can’t go wrong with kids that includes pipe cleaners. They are so safe to use and they come in so many colors, too! Pipe cleaners are perfect mediums for kids to explore shapes, convey their utmost artistic ideas and perhaps practice their manual dexterity while creating figurines.


Pipe Cleaners | Groovy Crafts and Ideas for Kids

So while we’re raving about the ingenuity of pipe cleaners as craft tools why not embrace the idea of pipe cleaner projects you and your little one can work on together? What a great way to bond! Get some inspiration from our various pipe cleaner crafts and ideas post below and start today!


1. Woven Pipe Cleaner Cans

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 can will helps your children organize their things, which they are more likely to do since they helped make it. 

Pipe Cleaners Crafts | Cool Ideas and Projects | Pipe Cleaner Cans How To Make Woven Pipe Cleaner Cans How To Weave Pipe Cleaners

(via DIY Ready, click here for full tutorial)


2. Pipe Cleaner Dancing Princesses

There’s nothing like charming dancing princesses to make a play date super fun! Have your children’s imagination of fairy tales and Neverland soar with these beauties.

Pipe Cleaner Crafts For Kids | Dancing Princess Cheap Crafts For Kids | Pipe Cleaner Princess

DIY Crafts For Kids | Pipe Cleaner Princesses

(via Zing Zing Tree, click here for full tutorial)

3. Owls

These adorable pipe cleaner owls truly are a hoot! These little guys are so great because they are quick, fun and easy to make. They’re mostly suitable for kids between the ages 2-4.

DIY Crafts For Kids | Pipe Cleaner Owls

(via Lines Across)


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? Those little monsters deserve it all!

DIY Crafts For Kids | Pipe Cleaner Crown or Tiara

(via, click here for full tutorial)


5. Love Yarn Fonts

This is a simple project that 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!

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(via BLOESEM kids, click here for full tutorial) ll tutorial)


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 writing in language arts class, these pipe cleaner pencil toppers will be show stoppers in the classroom.

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(via Make and Takes, click here for full tutorial)


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 but there are none available try out this fun idea! It’s safe, easy and so very cute!

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(via Alpha Mom, click here for full tutorial)


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. Paired with a pretty, colorful vase and presto!

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(via Creative Jewish Mom, click here for full tutorial)


 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.

 Pipe Cleaner Gift Wrap  | Cool Craft Ideas Cute Craft Ideas For Kids

(via Oh Happy Day, click here for full tutorial)


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.

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(via Moonfrye, click here for full tutorial)


12. 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 upon.

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(via Aesthetic Outburst, click here for full tutorial)


13. 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!


(via Highlights Kids, click here for full tutorial)


14. Very Hungry Caterpillar

We’ve all read the book Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar. This project is inspired by the very character! How cool!

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(via Powerful Mothering, click here for full tutorial)


15. Pipe Cleaner Sewing

If you yourself are a sewer and it’s a past time you plan to teach your own young ones then why not give them a head start. This pipe cleaner sewing project can get your kids in the right mentality to learn to love sewing, the mediums and materials used are harmless and will get them to be aspiring seamstresses!

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(via Happy Little Munchkins, click here for full tutorial)


16. 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!

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(via No Biggie, click here for full tutorial)


17. Easy Pipe Cleaner Bracelet

This is a great way to get your little one into beading, especially if they are too young to take on the skills it requires.

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(via Mama OT, click here for full tutorial)


That’s it for our pipe cleaner projects and ideas, folks! Do you have a project that you’d like to share with us? Leave the link in the comments section below and we’ll add it to our roundup! Don’t forget to sign up to our newsletter to get all the latest updates on craft projects in the making! Like us on Facebook (button below) to get fun craft projects in your feed! Pin your favorite projects to Pinterest to share with friends.

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