Fun and Easy Pipe Cleaner Crafts for Kids

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Hey there, crafty parents and guardians! If you’re looking for a fun and easy crafts that will keep your kids busy for hours, you can’t go wrong with pipe cleaner crafts. These versatile and colorful bendy sticks are the perfect material for all kinds of creative projects that will delight your little ones.

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Fun Pipe Cleaner Crafts

Fun and Easy Pipe Cleaner Crafts for Kids
Funny octopus made of beads and pipe cleaners with different colorful and materials for DIY art activity for kids. Cute children’s crafts, creativity and hobby. Development of fine motor skills

But pipe cleaners are not just great for making cute animals and sparkly jewelry. They’re also an excellent tool for developing a variety of skills that are crucial for your child’s development. For example, twisting and bending pipe cleaners helps improve fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination, while following step-by-step instructions for more complex projects can enhance their problem-solving abilities.

Fun and Easy Pipe Cleaner Crafts for Kids
Beaded Pipe Cleaner flowers and dragonflies. Easy spring kids crafts. Different multi-colored supplies and materials for DIY art activity for kids. Children’s crafts, creativity and hobby.

Moreover, playing with pipe cleaners can also foster creativity and imagination, as kids explore new ways to combine colors, shapes, and textures to create unique designs. Plus, it’s a low-cost and low-mess activity that can be done almost anywhere, making it perfect for rainy days or long car rides. So, let’s get started and discover the many possibilities of pipe cleaner crafts!


Pipe Cleaner Crafts for Kids

Pipe Cleaner Rainbow Craft for Kids

Fun and Easy Pipe Cleaner Crafts for Kids

Rainbows, rainbow and more rainbow! Check out this fun pipe cleaner rainbow craft for an amazing fine motor craft and activity in one!

Pipe Cleaner Colour Match Turkey Craft

Fun and Easy Pipe Cleaner Crafts for Kids

Create this adorable pipe cleaner colour matching turkey craft for your toddler this Thanksgiving to practice their fine motor skills!

Pipe Cleaner Heart Stamping for Valentine’s Day

Fun and Easy Pipe Cleaner Crafts for Kids

Pipe Cleaner Heart stamping is a fun way to stamp painted heart this Valentine’s Day! All you need are a few pipe cleaners and paint.

Simple Popsicle Stick New Year’s Eve Noise Makers

Fun and Easy Pipe Cleaner Crafts for Kids

Here’s a super simple to make popsicle stick noise maker for New Year’s Eve made using pipe cleaners and bells!

Popsicle Stick Snowflake

Fun and Easy Pipe Cleaner Crafts for Kids

Here is fun and easy to set up classic winter craft with a fine motor skill twist. Making popsicle snowflakes decorated with pipe cleaners!

Scrunched Paper Bee Craft for Kids

Fun and Easy Pipe Cleaner Crafts for Kids

Buzzzzzzzz.. Spring is in the air! Create this adorable scrunched paper bee craft to celebrate with your toddler or preschooler!

Sock Caterpillar Craft for Kids

Fun and Easy Pipe Cleaner Crafts for Kids

This easy sock caterpillar craft for kids is a fun craft for kids of all ages to make in spring or when learning about caterpillars.

New Year’s Eve Party Hat Craft For Kids

Fun and Easy Pipe Cleaner Crafts for Kids

Celebrate the new year this year by making your own NewYear’s Eve Party Hat with your kids. Fun for the whole family!

Adorable Pool Noodle Monster Craft for Kids

Create these adorable pool noodle monsters this summer with your kids! A fun and creative summer craft for kids of all ages!

Easy Flip Flop Craft for Summer

Fun and Easy Pipe Cleaner Crafts for Kids

Craft a unique pair of flip flops with this fun and easy summer craft for kids! They will almost be pretty 

Easy Coffee Filter Butterfly Craft for Kids

Fun and Easy Pipe Cleaner Crafts for Kids

This coffee filter butterfly craft is the perfect indoor craft activity for a sponge day! Create unique butterfly wings using coffee filters!

Windsock Bee Craft

This easy cardboard tube bee windsock craft is the perfect spring craft for your toddler or preschooler! Watch it blow in the breeze!

Wrist Bird Craft for Kids

Fun and Easy Pipe Cleaner Crafts for Kids

You can’t go wrong creating a colorful wrist bird craft with your kids with spring or anytime of the year!

DIY Tambourine Craft for Kids

Fun and Easy Pipe Cleaner Crafts for Kids

DIY Tambourine is a fun and easy musical instrument craft for toddlers and preschoolers. Create a musical instrument to use during music time!

Glowing Firefly Craft

Fun and Easy Pipe Cleaner Crafts for Kids

Glowing Firefly Craft is an easy craft for kids and a fun craft to pair with a book! Create this up-cycled craft with your child anytime!

Paper Plate Self Portrait Craft for Preschoolers

Create paper plate self portrait craft with your preschool for an easy way to talk about all the things that make us special and unique.

DIY Halloween Masks for Kids

Make your own masks for Halloween with these super adorable DIY masks! They make a great addition to a DIY costume or just for fun.

Straw Pumpkin Fine Motor Craft

Straw pumpkin is a fun and easy fine motor craft for preschoolers and kindergartners. It is a un quiet time activity for Fall or Halloween.

Fun Paper Plate Easter Bunny Craft for Kids

Paper Plate Easter Bunny Craft for Kids is a fun and easy craft for toddlers & preschoolers. This cute Bunny craft is a great way for Easter!

Age Suitability

These pipe cleaners crafts and activities are good for toddlers aged children 2 years old and up.

Mess Level

The mess level for these pipe cleaner crafts and activities varies.

Difficulty to Create 


Skills Developed

Language development, shape recognition, color recognition, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, imaginative play, creativity.

Toddler and Preschooler Curriculums, Books & TV Show!

Play2Learn Toddler & Preschool Programs for Curious Toddlers

There is no limit to your toddler’s energy and curiosity. That energy and curiosity although a joy can be challenging at times. Their interest in just about everything around them is what makes them great learners. One and two year olds can soak up so much just from their senses!

But as a teacher or parent that thirst for learning can be exhausting. That is why I created this toddler and preschooler program. To help you get the most out of this time with your curious toddler without having to come up with creative ways to play and interact with them.

Play2Learn for Toddlers includes 20 Units for toddlers. Each 2-week toddler unit has 20 super easy to set up and engaging activities for toddlers 18 months to 3 years.

Play2Learn Preschool which includes 20 Units for preschoolers. Each 2-week preschoolers unit has 20 unique and easy to set up and engaging activities for preschoolers 3 years to 5 years. That’s over 800 learning activities for your toddler and preschooler at your fingertips! So many ideas you and your child will never be bored again! 

These toddler and preschool lesson plans and activities will definitely keep you and your toddler and preschooler busy playing and learning!

Click here for more information: Play2Learn

Designed for toddlers 18 months and up.

Book: Exciting Sensory Bins for Curious Kids

Did you know I wrote a book of sensory bins? Click here for more information Exciting Sensory Bin for Curious Kids. Or grab your copy at Amazon

Boring afternoons are made exciting with awesome animal-based bins, like Salty Shark Bay or Yarn Farm. Pretend play bins like Birthday Cake Sensory Play or Bubble Tea Party encourage creativity and imagination. And your kids will have so much fun they won’t even know they’re getting smarter with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities like Sink or Float Soup, Magnetic Letter Hunt or Ice Cream Scoop and Count.

Designed for toddlers 18 months and up.

Book: Super STEAM Activity Book for Kids

Learning all about science, technology, engineering, art, and math sets kids up for scholastic success―and it can be so much fun! Watch kids enjoy building STEAM skills as they color friendly fish, help water find its way to tree roots, solve math problems with mazes, and more. 

Find out more and grab your copy here.

Designed for preschoolers 3 years old and up.

Book: Big Book of Riddles for Kids

Riddle me this: What’s an exciting way to practice critical thinking while having a blast? The Big Riddle Book for Kids, of course! From hilarious puns to tough brain teasers, kids can build problem-solving skills with hundreds of riddles that show them how to think outside the box.

  • 350 riddles for kids—Have hours of fun with riddles, puns and jokes, and math and logic puzzles that’ll get their wheels turning!
  • Level up their skills—Riddles get trickier as kids progress through the book, challenging them as they get better at solving puzzles!
  • Double-check their work—Kids can check their answers in the back of the book with a handy answer key.

Help children expand their minds while having fun with this puzzle book for kids!

Designed for kids ages 6 years old and up.

TV Show: Curious Crafting

I’m so excited to finally share my new crafting TV show Curious Crafting which launched July 1 at on TVOkids and TVOkids YouTube!

Set in the ultimate crafting space, Curious Crafting is a short form pre-school age series about the joy of making crafts. I lead a rotating cast of adorable little preschoolers (including my own) making magic out of common household objects.

In each episode we transform recycled items into magical crafts like a milk carton school bus, paper bag puppet or cotton pad turtle. The crafters learn and laugh their way through each activity while demonstrating what their young imaginations can create. 

Curious Crafting shares the adventure and joy of making art with takeaway lessons for creating crafts at home.

This show designed for toddlers and preschoolers 2.5 years old and up. 


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