There are so many fun crafts kids can make with pipe cleaners. They can easily create masterpieces, jewelry, and more with less mess than paint or clay. Pipe cleaner flowers are one super simple craft you can make with kids this spring. It only requires a couple of supplies and cleanup is easy.
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I always love crafting with the kiddos. It’s amazing to see their creativity and imagination at work. Sometimes we get so involved that I’m playing right along with them. Each of us working on our own separate creations then showing them off to each other when finished. These flowers are the result of one of those times.
If you’re looking for a quick and easy craft on the fly for the kiddos, then you’ll love these easy kid-friendly pipe cleaner flowers! They’re great for unexpected days off of school. Bring some pipe cleaners with you on vacation for kiddos to enjoy in the hotel room. Quick, easy, and travels well… does it get any better than that?
Pipe Cleaner Flowers Materials
First, pull out 2 pipe cleaners of the same color.
Then twist the ends on the pipe cleaners together.
Next, straighten the 2 pipe cleaners into one line and flatten the twisted joint so that it is flush with the pipe cleaner line.
After your pipe cleaners are secured together, form a loop at one end of the joined pipe cleaners and twist once to secure.
Continue adding loops next to each other, again, twisting to secure until you reach the end of your pipe cleaner.
- Make 5 loops for a larger flower and 6 loops for a smaller flower.
Wrap any of the remaining pipe cleaner end around the center of your flower to secure.
Now grab a pipe cleaner in a different color and begin wrapping it around the center of your flower.
Continue wrapping it around the center of your flower and be sure to thread it throughout the center of the flower petals as well as in between them.
Once you reach the end of the pipe cleaner, twist it around the wrapped part to secure it.
We’ve made so many of these pipe cleaner flowers that we have our own colorful garden going on right now. Of course, I love the bright, almost fluorescent colors but 2 of the kiddos prefer the more muted (or “real” according to them) colors. Change it up completely and attach 2 different color pipe cleaners together in Step 2 for an even more colorful and fun flower. You can also stack 2 different colorful flowers together before wrapping the center for an even fuller flower. That’s how fun and versatile this craft can be!
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