Posts Tagged ‘pipe cleaner crafts’

Egg carton Easter basket with pipe cleaner handle

Saturday, March 22nd, 2008

egg carton basket with 2 cups
Here’s another take on the egg carton Easter basket, this time using 2 sections from the carton. Fill with 2 kinds of candy or treats!
What You Need: egg cartons; paint and other decorations; 2 pipe cleaners; scissors.
How to Make It: Adult cuts out 2 sections of egg carton, keeping them together. Let kids paint and otherwise decorate the baskets. Once dry, adult pokes holes in either side of basket and attach 2 pipe cleaners, twisted together for handle.

Valentine’s Day dog

Sunday, February 10th, 2008

Valentine’s Day dog
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with this sweetheart of a dog. The littlest preschoolers may need help with the pipe cleaners and affixing the heart “head,” but remember: Enjoy the process!
What You Need: 1 straw; 2 red pipe cleaners; 1 large pink foam heart; 2 small red foam hearts; red pom pom; 2 googly eyes; glue (foam glue works best); scissors; cellophane tape.
How to Make It: Glue small red hearts overlapping behind large pink heart so it looks like dog ears and a head. Glue pom pom nose and 2 googly eyes. Set aside to dry. Cut straw (adult job) however long you’d like your dog’s body to be (ours is 6 inches). Insert one pipe cleaner through the straw and curl one end for a tail and bend the other end up and then forward for the dog’s neck and head. Cut second pipe cleaner in half (adult job) and twist each over the first pipe cleaner and bend at ends to form feet. Use tape to affix head to pipe cleaner.

Pipe cleaner bell bracelet

Thursday, December 13th, 2007

Within just a few minutes, your preschoolers will be off jingling these fun Christmas bracelets made from bells and a bumpy pipe cleaner. You could adapt this project to make rings or necklaces, too!
bell bracelet
What You Need: Bumpy-style chenille stem (pipe cleaner); four gold or silver bells.
How to Make It: Thread bells though pipe cleaner, stopping in between the fluffiest parts. Adult may want to help twist pipe cleaner around bells to better secure them. Twist ends together to form bracelet.