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30 Intelligent and Colourful Pipe Cleaner Crafts and Studying Actions

June 1, 2020
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Pipe cleaners have long been a staple in the classroom. They are colorful, inexpensive and have so many uses. It's time to stock up because we've found so many great handicrafts and pipe cleaner activities you want to try right away!

1. Adopt a pipe cleaner menagerie.

It's hard to believe how many adorable animal pipe cleaner crafts you can make! The following link contains seven options with instructions. Search the web for dozens more.

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2. Adjust the colors of a pipe cleaner tree.

Round off colorful pipe cleaners and pearls to match. Turn the pipe cleaners into a tree shape and let the kids attach the matching beads to the right branches to see the color.

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3. Cultivate a cactus garden.

Pipe cleaner craft

How cute are these cacti! Create an entire garden using the simple instructions at the link.

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4. Spell with pipe cleaner letters.

Take a break from writing and try to turn pipe cleaners into letters instead. Then use these letters for fun practicing spelling!

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5. Wear a butterfly ring.

Pipe cleaner craft

How cute are these pretty rings? They are also easy to manufacture. Find out how these pipe cleaners are made under the following link.

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6. Consider the constellations of pipe cleaners.

Use star shaped beads along with pipe cleaners to map the constellations of the night sky. Bonus tip: hang them on the ceiling for cool decor for classrooms or bedrooms!

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7. Choose a bouquet of roses.

Pipe cleaner craft

Real roses fade, but these pipe cleaners will last forever! They look chic, but are so light that even little fingers can learn how to do them.

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8. Practice hands-on math.

Make simple but effective mathematical manipulations so that children can see addition and subtraction in action. These are great in the classroom or for practicing at home.

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9. Blow bubbles with homemade wands.

Pipe cleaner craft

Sure, you could just use the wands that come with the bubble solution, but they're so much cooler! Experiment with different shapes and personalize your own wand with colorful bead patterns.

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10. Take a strainer for fine motor skills.

Give a pipe cleaner and strainer to a toddler and you will keep them busy for hours. This not only gives you the much-needed rest time, but also offers you an excellent exercise for fine motor skills.

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11. Go over the rainbow.

Pipe cleaner craft

This cute pipe cleaner craft is the perfect way to greet spring! The rainbow-colored chains are so simple that little fingers can turn, but older children will also want to get involved.

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12. Shape shapes with pipe cleaners and straws.

Pipe cleaner craft

Run pipe cleaners through straws and use them to create a variety of 3D shapes. This is good for checking geometry, but it's also fun to build toys.

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13. Plant pretty pipe cleaner flowers.

You will be impressed by how realistic this craft with flower pipe cleaners is! Plant them in small terracotta pots for an even better effect.

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14. Ignite pipe cleaner circuits.

This STEM activity will amaze your science students and you only need a few basic supplies to complete them. You can find the how-to under the link.

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15. Make cuddly mini teddy bears.

These tiny teddies have a lot of charm! Create an entire collection to play with or trade with friends.

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16. Grow crystal icicles.

Pipe cleaners are the perfect medium for growing crystals in supersaturated solutions made with borax. This is one of those pipe cleaning activities that amaze again and again.

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17. Travel to a distant galaxy.

Pipe cleaner craft

Do it or not ... there is no attempt when it comes to these galactic pipe cleaners! Form the whole crew and play out your own outstanding story.

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18. Count with pipe cleaner numbers.

Like the pipe cleaner letters above, this activity gives children the opportunity to practice fine motor skills and learn their numbers. Thread beads on the letters to get more counting exercises.

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19. Smile at a crocodile.

These cute crocodiles are not something to be afraid of! Make them with pipe cleaners, wooden sticks and a little white paper for the teeth.

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20. Recreate your favorite yoga poses.

Here's a fun way to work on physical fitness. Have children bend pipe cleaners to show their favorite yoga positions and explain how they feel through the pose.

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21. Float pipe cleaner jellyfish.

Pipe cleaner craft

You will want a whole school of these spikeless jellyfish! You'd be fantastic if you were hanging on the ceiling of a classroom with a marine theme, don't you think?

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22. Practice spelling words.

Grab some alphabet beads and work on sight words, CVC words or whatever is on the spelling list this week. The practical component promotes learning of the entire brain.

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23. Fly a flock of dragonflies.

Pipe cleaner craft

Hang a lot of sparkling dragonflies on the window to catch the light! Find out how to make these pipe cleaners at the link.

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24. Make a DIY fidget stick.

Fidget toys are a great way to help children lose some physical energy while focusing on the topic. These DIY pipe cleaner fidget sticks are simple and inexpensive enough to make one batch for the entire class.

25. Twist the pipe cleaner lollipop together.

Pipe cleaner craft

They look delicious, but don't snack on these little lollipops! These pipe cleaners are so cute that you want at least a dozen.

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26. Turn a pipe cleaner into a needle.

How smart is that If you don't have child-resistant plastic needles to lace, instead, thread a pipe cleaner into a needle.

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27. Bend the pipe cleaning skeletons.

You could hang them up as Halloween decorations, but we honestly believe they're fun enough to be kept all year round!

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28. Create colorful dragons.

These sweeties don't breathe fire, but children will still love to play with them. Find out how you can spin your kite at the link.

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29. Weave a pipe cleaner bowl.

Pipe cleaner craft

Weaving is an excellent way to work on hand-eye coordination. Use woven pipe cleaners to make mats, or bend them into bowls or baskets.

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30. Hang a garland of hearts.

Send a love message with this easy to make pipe cleaner garland. Hang them up to celebrate Valentine's Day ... or every day.

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