Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Fun with Pipe Cleaners

Pipe cleaners are one of those items that have so many uses. I was recently checking out Family Fun Magazine's website for spring craft ideas and found these cute butterflies. All you need to make them are pipe cleaners and an old magazine. It was a fun activity for a Sunday afternoon.

Other ideas for fun with pipe cleaners:

♦ Use pipe cleaners to make felted dolls.

♦ Make some egg carton tulips

♦ Pipe cleaners are a great item to bring on plane rides or road trips with children. They're inexpensive, quiet, and can keep a youngster busy for a while.

♦ Use beads with the pipe cleaners to make jewelry

♦ Still using beads with pipe cleaners, make a counting bracelet - a fun math manipulative. You could also practice patterns.

Bendable magnetic people and animals

Do you have any other uses for pipe cleaners?

This post is linked to Fun to Craft.


  1. This is SO fun! I am going to have to try this out with my kiddos. Too cute! Thanks for sharing at Fun to Craft's Spring has Sprung Party.


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