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I observed my four-year-old play with his train and he cut up some pipe cleaners. I asked why. He said it's cargo so it's like he's delivering things on his train route. So cute to see toddlers come up ideas using their own imagination and it doesn't require "actual toys", but pipe cleaners!
This is a page about making pipe cleaner bracelets. This easy craft is perfect for the kids. Using pipe cleaners also keeps the cost of this jewelry craft down.
This is a page about making a pipe cleaner cat. Here is another cute kid's craft using that trusty craft supply, the pipe cleaner or chenille stem.
This is a page about making pipe cleaner bunny finger puppets. These simple finger puppets are made out of just a few supplies, but are sure to give your kids hours of fun.
I bought some pipe cleaners and made a bow for my Christmas packages. I put all the packages into a mesh laundry bag, and then put this bow on the top. All the presents were wrapped, but I have to do this or the cats will tear off the wrapping paper.
Spider treats are always a hit for Halloween. Make some spider Tootsie Roll Pops for your favorite little monsters this Halloween.
When making poofy gift bows, use craft chenille-type "pipe cleaners" in the center of bow you are making (rather than string). It makes for easy attachment and removal later for recycling.
This is an easy and inexpensive way to create a retro tree topper that's also fun to make. All you need is a package of silver pipe cleaners and that's all there is to it. If you want to change up your colors from year to year, this is also a great way to coordinate your topper to match your tree.
Use pipe cleaners to make cute bows on their own or incorporate them into a more traditional bow by substituting the pipe cleaner for the ribbon tie in the center of the bow.
The young royals in your family will have fun wearing and perhaps helping to make these cute pipe cleaner crowns. Add a few craft jewels and their reign is set to begin.
An easy, fall craft for all ages that uses pipe cleaners. It is soft, fuzzy and very cute.
Long before there was a written numeral system, the abacus was used as a calculating tool. Make a simple one to help teach your young children counting and more advanced math. This is a page about how to make a pipe cleaner and bead abacus.
Younger children enjoy playing and creating with pipe cleaners. This case helps keep their supply of pipe cleaners and smaller finished projects together. This page contains instructions for a DIY pipe cleaner "on the go" play case.
This is a fun but relatively easy craft that even younger kids can make. This page shows you how to make beaded pipe cleaner bracelets.
This is a page about making egg carton spiders. Reuse paper egg carton cups for the body of these cute spider decorations for Halloween.
I found a stash of sparkly multi-colored pipecleaners, which the kids had tired of using for crafts. I made a pretty hanging sun catcher with them, and liked them so much that I made another one for my room. I did them in Christmas colors of red, green silver and gold.