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Activities with Pipe Cleaners

Pipe cleaners are something we always have on hand. Here’s a collection of crafts and activities with pipe cleaners.

Activities using Pipe Cleaners

activities with pipe cleaners

Heart Art

Use pipe cleaners to make Heart Art.

activities with pipe cleaners

Plant a Tree

“Plant a tree” by threading pipe cleaners into the holes of a salt shaker. Pony beads become the leaves as you thread them on the pipe cleaners to finish your tree.

activities with pipe cleaners

Pipe Cleaners and a Pringles Can

Punch holes in the lid of a Pringles can (or something similar). Use markers to color around each hole. Drop the matching colored pipe cleaner into each hole. This is great for fine motor skills as well as color identification.

activities with pipe cleaners

DIY American Girl Doll Crown

Use a few pipe cleaners to make a crown for your doll.

activities with pipe cleaners

 Sticker Lacing

Punch holes in any foam stickers you have on hand and lace them onto pipe cleaners.

activities with pipe cleaners

Play Dough Creations

Add pipe cleaners to your play dough creations and monsters.

activities with pipe cleaners

Beaded Turkey Craft

Use pipe cleaners, beads and play dough to make your own beaded turkey craft.

activities with pipe cleaners

Pipe Cleaners and a Colander

Thread pipe cleaners through the holes of a colander. Make a design or just drop them through the holes.

activities with pipe cleaners

DIY Toddler Stacking Toy

Use pipe cleaners of different colors to make shapes for this DIY Toddler Stacking Toy.

activities with pipe cleaners

Sticky Table

Add pipe cleaners to your sticky table. Use a piece of contact paper (sticky side up) and experiment with sticking different objects on the table and making different designs.

activities with pipe cleaners

Buttons on a Pipe Cleaner

Threading buttons onto a pipe cleaner is perfect for little hands.

activities with pipe cleaners

DIY Spider Bracelet

Make a spider bracelet at Halloween time or use any plastic animal with your pipe cleaner to create a DIY bracelet.

activities with pipe cleaners

Pipe Cleaner Snakes

Threading beads onto pipe cleaners is wonderful for developing fine motor skills. Match the beads to the same colored pipe cleaner, count a certain number of beads onto a pipe cleaner, or make a pattern. You can also enjoy creating pipe cleaner snakes like we did.

activities with pipe cleaners

Fireworks Painting

Twist pipe cleaners to make a fireworks stamp. Dip them in paint and stamp them onto black paper to make a beautiful print.

activities with pipe cleaners

Fruit Loop Bracelets

Thread fruit loops onto a pipe cleaner to make your own edible Fruit Loop Bracelet.

activities with pipe cleaners

Pipe Cleaner Rainbow

Use pipe cleaners, beads, and styrofoam to make your own rainbow.

activities with pipe cleaners

Pipe Cleaner Drop

Drop pipe cleaner pieces into a cheese shaker. Add dice to roll and count how many to drop in.

activities with pipe cleaners

Toddler Color Matching

Bend pipe cleaners into rings for this “Rings on Fingers” color matching activity.

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2 Comments

  • Reply Jennifer

    Hi! Did you just use a regular single hole punch (scissor-like kind) to punch holes in the pringles can? I am wondering if the guard would prevent the lip of the lid from going through. Thanks!!

    March 17, 2016 at 4:30 am
    • Reply Nicole

      I just used a regular one. It worked well.

      March 20, 2016 at 3:21 am

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