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These easy Pipe Cleaner Crafts are sure to be a huge hit with kids of all ages! Learn how to make pipe cleaner animals, flowers, jewelry, and more!

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If you’re looking for fun craft projects that kids of all ages can enjoy, check out this collection of 45+ pipe cleaner crafts!

Pipe cleaners are one of the most versatile craft supplies because they are easy to bend, twist, and string beads on, making them the perfect material for endless projects. They come in a wide range of colors as well as a variety of materials, such as chenille and metallic tinsel. You can shape pipe cleaners into animals, flowers, jewelry, dolls, and more with just a few simple twists. Plus, they are easy enough for little fingers to manipulate, so even the youngest kids can get in on the action!

This list will provide you with awesome pipe cleaners crafts to keep your kids busy for days!


There’s so many creative ways you can transform a simple pack of pipe cleaners into something amazing! Let’s check it out!

princess bubble wands craft for kids

Pipe Cleaner Heart Bubble Wands

Whether you use these pretty wands for magic play or bubble blowing, they’re easy to bend and shape making them a great craft activity for younger children. The wand handles get beaded for some bling and sturdiness while the heart-shaped topper is easily formed with the help of a cookie cutter. Brilliant!

Pipe Cleaner Heart Bubble Wands by See Vanessa Craft

pipe cleaner bees in yard

How To Make A Pipe Cleaner Bee

You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to twist yellow and black pipe cleaners into one of nature’s most important insects – the bee! The pipe cleaners form the body and wings while a yellow pom pom is attached as the face, complete with sweet googly eyes. Scissors and glue are all you need to help with this adorable craft.

How To Make A Pipe Cleaner Bee by Blissful Domestication

pipe cleaner dragons in different colors

Pipe Cleaner Dragons

With just a few twists of colorful pipe cleaners, a little hot glue, and some craft foam, you can make these dragons come to life! From playtime to party favors, these will be a hit!

Pipe Cleaner Dragons by Frugal Fun 4 Boys

pipe cleaner flowers in pots

Pipe Cleaner Daffodils And Tulips

Flower power in the form of daffodils and tulips makes this garden extra special! Detailed instructions and photos are provided so that older kids can craft this project with ease. The kids will love watching these pipe cleaner flowers take shape! 

Pipe Cleaner Daffodils And Tulips by One Little Project

dr seuss cat in the hat pencil topper

Dr. Seuss Craft Cat in the Hat Pencil Topper

Red, white, and black chenille pipe cleaners are swirled around a pencil to make a Seussical pencil topper that any Cat In The Hat fan will love. A small foam craft ball makes the perfect head, and a glue gun and some googly eyes help finish the project.

Dr. Seuss Craft Cat in the Hat Pencil Topper by Mom Endeavors

pipe cleaner superheroes collage

Pipe Cleaner Superheroes

Achieve your own superhero status by having pipe cleaners, beads and straws on hand for this awesome craft. Oh, and also some felt because every superhero needs a cape! These jointed superheroes can be posed for even more fun. Amazing!

Pipe Cleaner SuperHeroes by Frugal Fun 4 Boys

pipe cleaner easter themed characters finger puppets on fingers

Easy Easter Finger Puppets

These precious bunny finger puppets are made from soft chenille pipe cleaners and pom poms. Add googly eyes and noses to personalize these little guys and give them some personality!

Easy Easter Finger Puppets for Kids by Happy Hooligans

spring decorated easter eggs in cupcake tier

Fuzzy Easter Eggs

Create darling Easter decor with plastic eggs wrapped in pastel chenille pipe cleaners. You can even glue on other small pipe cleaner decor such as mini flowers or contrasting color zig zag patterns. A fresh and fun way to decorate eggs this year. So creative!

Fuzzy Easter Eggs by Pajama Crafters

DIY pipe cleaner tiara kids craft

DIY Pipe Cleaner Tiara

If your little princess is in need of a tiara, here’s a fun way to craft a personalized one just for her! Using metallic pipe cleaners, follow the tutorial for to make the perfect pipe cleaner crown that’s fit for a princess. Glue on a plastic gem for the finishing touch!

DIY Pipe Cleaner Tiara by Stylish Cravings

craft stick crocodile crafts for kids

Pipe Cleaner Crocodile Craft

Popsicle sticks painted green along with green pipe cleaners make a great crocodile craft. The paper “teeth” are created by using decorative scrapbook scissors – such a clever idea!

Craft Stick And Pipe Cleaner Crocodile Craft by Easy Peasy and Fun

beaded pipe cleaner dragonflies and bees

Beaded Dragonfly And Lightning Bugs

Metallic tinsel pipe cleaners make awesome wings for these dragonflies and lightning bugs. Pony beads are threaded on a long pipe cleaner to create the body while the metallic pipe cleaners form the wings. Adorable!

Beaded Dragonfly And Lightning Bugs by I Heart Crafty Things

pipe cleaners made into spiders with candy and pencils

Creepy Crawly Spider Treats

Use a pencil, straw, or even a lollipop as the spider’s body while black pipe cleaners are wrapped to form spider legs. These make fun and creepy Halloween favors!

Creepy Crawly Spider Treats by Happy Go Lucky Blog

pipe cleaner rose ring on hand

Pipe Cleaner Rose Rings

Make a statement with a pipe cleaner ring shaped like a rose. This simple tutorial will walk you through how to create the rose petals and leaves. Create an awesome ring for any occasion!

Pipe Cleaner Rose Rings by No Biggie

pipe cleaners made into the grinch christmas tree

Grinch Pipe Cleaner Christmas Tree

Get your Grinch on during the holidays with this sweet Christmas tree craft. All you need are pipe cleaners in various shades of green plus a little red craft felt to cut out a heart shape, and you’re good to go!

Grinch Pipe Cleaner Christmas Tree by Mommy Made That

craft stick flower bookmarks

Flower Bookmark Craft

Along with pipe cleaners, all you’ll need to make these adorable flower themed bookmarks are jumbo popsicle sticks, buttons and glue. Makes a great gift for readers!

Flower Bookmark Craft by Fun Learning Life

snowflake fairy doll craft

How To Make A Snow Fairy Doll

Each fairy doll that you make with this craft will be unique – just like a snowflake! Using coffee filters, white sparkly pipe cleaners, beads, silk flowers and sparkly yarn, this craft is a bit more involved and better suited for older children. The tutorial leads you through each step to create these magical little creatures. Beautiful!

How To Make A Snow Fairy Doll by Left Brain Craft Brain

pipe cleaner glasses for new years eve

Pipe Cleaner Glasses

Learn how to make simple glasses for any occasion such as Halloween, New Year’s or even themed parties. This is a great way to fashion some black Harry Potter glasses, too!

Pipe Cleaner Glasses by Artsy Momma

pipe cleaner bunny ear headband

Kids Easter Craft Pipe Cleaner Bunny Ears

These simple bunny ears are always in style with the littles! They’ll need just need a bit of help in crafting these. They’ll be so proud and excited to wear their pipe cleaner headband bunny ears!

Kids Easter Craft Pipe Cleaner Bunny Ears by Cutesy Crafts

pipe cleaner button bracelets for kids

Pipe Cleaner And Button Bracelets

Pipe cleaners and craft buttons are all you need to create a bracelet for your jewelry collection. Kids will love to thread buttons on a pipe cleaner to create their one-of-a-kind bracelet. This is a no mess, super fast and fun project.

Pipe Cleaner And Button Bracelets by Meaningful Mama

pipe cleaner butterfly ring

Pipe Cleaner Butterfly Ring

These pipe cleaner butterflies are perfect for parties, play, or even to exchange as a Valentine favor.

Pipe Cleaner Butterfly Ring by Be A Fun Mom

pipe cleaner pumpkins on table

Pipe Cleaner Pumpkins

Get kids excited about Halloween by making this fun, easy, and quick craft. Make pumpkins in all different shapes and sizes! They’ll make excellent Halloween decorations.

Pipe Cleaner Pumpkins by PBS Kids

sunflower pipe cleaner print craft for kids

Pipe Cleaner Flower Prints

Turn basic supplies into a work of art! Print gorgeous sunflowers onto a painting with this awesome painting hack that kids(and even grown ups!) will love.

Pipe Cleaner Flower Prints by Choices 4 Children

pipe cleaner apple craft for kids

Pipe Cleaner Apples

This simple craft is perfect for preschoolers and elementary aged children. Craft a few apples for Fall, or even as a cute teacher appreciation gift idea.

Pipe Cleaner Apples by Make and Takes

pipe cleaner beaded corn craft for fall or thanksgiving

Beaded Corn Pipe Cleaner Craft

Another easy craft idea for Fall or Thanksgiving! This beaded corn pipe cleaner craft is really cool, and can be made simply with just colorful beads and pipe cleaners. Little kids can work on fine motor skills while enjoying beading their corn.

Beaded Corn Pipe Cleaner Craft by Made to be a Momma

pipe cleaners made into lollipops

Pipe Cleaner Lollipops

These lollipops almost look good enough to eat! Make them in a variety of colors and combinations. They make a fun prop for a play kitchen or dress up, too.

Pipe Cleaner Lollipops by Doodle and Stitch

pipe cleaner octopus pen toppers in jar

Octopus Pen Toppers

If you’re having an Under the Sea themed birthday party, or maybe studying sea animals, these pencil toppers are a great idea. They make cute party favors, too.

Octopus Pen Toppers by This Crafty Family

beaded easter egg pipe cleaner crafts

Beaded Easter Eggs

Break out a fresh bag of pipe cleaners for this fun idea! These beaded eggs make great Easter crafts to do with younger children. They’re a great addition to your Easter decor and would look nice hung up in a window.

Beaded Easter Eggs by Crafty Morning

pipe cleaner heart garland

Heart Garland

Decorate your window or mantle with this adorable pipe cleaner heart garland. Having the kids sit down to make pipe cleaner hearts is easy, and gives Mom some much-needed quiet time. Plus, the finished product is so cute! Perfect for Valentine’s Day.

Heart Garland by We Know Stuff

Feather Pipe Cleaners kids craft

Pipe Cleaner Feathers

Aren’t these pipe cleaner feathers pretty? I just love how vibrant and colorful they are!

Pipe Cleaner Feathers by All About Hope

beaded candy cane made from pipe cleaners with supplies laid out

Beaded Candy Canes

Make these easy, kid friendly Christmas ornaments in no time using red and white beads, and pipe cleaners. Kids will love decorating their Christmas trees with their own handmade ornaments.

Beaded Candy Canes by Fountain Avenue Kitchen

colorful diy pipe cleaner snowflakes

Pipe Cleaner Snowflakes

Another fun Christmas craft! Decorate your home or classroom walls with these lovely snowflakes. The glittery pipe cleaners are perfect for this craft.

Pipe Cleaner Snowflakes by First Palette

pipe cleaner popsicles kids craft

Pipe Cleaner Popsicles

Celebrate Summer together by making a few of these fun popsicles! Kids can make and play pretend grocers with these creative little items.

Pipe Cleaner Popsicles by Glued to my Crafts

pipe cleaner sparklers in jar

Pipe Cleaner Sparklers

Come Fourth of July, kids will want to indulge in the magic of sparklers and other fireworks. If your little ones are too small for real sparklers, grab these ultra safe pipe cleaner sparklers instead. Little hands can wave them around just like the real thing!

Pipe Cleaner Sparklers by Kix Cereal

paper plate rainbow pipe cleaner kids craft

Paper Plate Rainbow

If you’re celebrating St.Patrick’s day, this is a great craft idea for you! Take a handful of rainbow pipe cleaners and create a cute little rainbow scene using the help of a paper plate, cotton balls, paint, and construction paper.

Paper Plate Rainbow by Made to be a Momma

pipe cleaner trees in various colors

Pipe Cleaner Tree Forest

Let kids imaginations run wild in this creative pipe cleaner forest. Even adults will want to join in the fun of making these too-cute trees!

Pipe Cleaner Tree Forest by Kid Made Modern

DIY ring toss game outdoors

Homemade Ring Toss Game

Spend some quality time outdoors enjoying a fun game of homemade ring toss! Aside from pipe cleaners(for the rings), all you’ll need is a paper towel holder and empty paper towel roll to play. Very cool!

DIY Ring Toss Game by Moms Collab

coffee filter dancers made from pipe cleaners

Coffee Filter Dancers

Create magical, whimsical dancers using pipe cleaners and coffee filters. Kids can use washable markers to create the beautiful colors of their dancer’s dresses.

Coffee Filter Dancers by One Little Project

pipe cleaner firework painting idea for kids

Pipe Cleaner Firework Art

Little kids will love watching their paintings come to life through this fun process art activity! Use pipe cleaners to stamp each firework onto the page(black paper works great for this!) and finish with a sprinkle of glitter. Darling!

Pipe Cleaner Firework Art by Craft Morning

diy cactus decorations made from pipe cleaners

DIY Pipe Cleaner Cacti

Teens and tweens will love making their own cacti to decorate bedrooms with! This pipe cleaner craft idea uses just a few materials, and is seriously cute!

DIY Cacti by Handmade Charlotte

easy diy friendship bracelets for kids

Friendship Bracelets

A great intro craft to making DIY friendship bracelets! This simple kids craft is easy enough on little fingers and with just a little help from parents, is a totally great Summer boredom buster.

Friendship Bracelets by Easy Crafts for Kids

shamrock rings made from pipe cleaners worn

Shamrock Rings

Avoid getting pinched this year with these cute DIY shamrock rings. They make a great St.Patrick’s Day kids craft for the classroom.

Shamrock Rings by A Fanciful Twist

borax crystal art made from pipe cleaners

Borax Crystal Art

Pipe cleaners are a fantastic choice for making your own DIY borax crystals! Kids will be amazed at the process of making these colorful crystals right at home. A great STEM activity for kids and perfect at home science experiment for the Summer or Winter break.

Borax Crystal Art by Pink Stripey Socks

the very hungry caterpillar craft for kids

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

If you’re a fan of the book “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”, or are currently reading this to your students, consider making these very cute pipe cleaner caterpillars for your students to take home.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Messy Little Monster

colorful pipe cleaner skeletons

Pipe Cleaner Skeletons

I just love these adorable pipe cleaner skeletons! Make them into a fun Halloween garland for your mantel, or just a few to play around with.

Pipe Cleaner Skeletons by Kid Made Modern

parachute man made from pipe cleaners and coffee filters

Parachute Man

Take your pipe cleaners to new heights with this cool, parachute man craft for kids! The best part is that by using pipe cleaners instead of string, your character never gets tangled up and is always ready to jump again.

Parachute Man by STL Motherhood

pipe cleaner tic tac toe game

Tic-Tac-Toe Game

This tic-tac-toe game is great fun for at home or on the road! Kids can make the pieces easily on their own and enjoy playing this fun game for hours.

Tic-Tac-Toe Game by Make and Takes

Which one of these pipe cleaner crafts was your favorite? It’s so hard to choose when they’re all so awesome, but I think I love those cute bumblebees the most!

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  1. Love your idea my craft class with seniors
    Will Love your ideas and have fun. Please
    Keep doing what you do🥰