Pipe cleaner crafts are the best. Seriously. Pipe cleaners are inexpensive (you can even get them at the dollar store!), they come in every colour you can think of AND with a little bit of creativity, you can bend them into pretty much anything you can think of.
From flowers, to rings, to Christmas ornaments, to finger puppets the sky’s the limit! We have done A LOT of pipe cleaner crafts here on One Little Project over the years. I had no idea just how many until we put this list together. Pipe cleaner crafts are fun, easy and they end up looking awesome when you’re done!
If you’re just starting out, and you’re looking for a quick and easy pipe cleaner project, check out our pipe cleaner rings. They’re one of my favourites because they’re super easy – All you need are pipe cleaners! (I’ve put them right at the beginning of the list down below.)
Where to Buy Pipe Cleaners
You can buy pipe cleaners at the dollar store, any craft store, and even Walmart. You can also buy them on Amazon. Here’s a few affiliate links to my favourite types of pipe cleaners on Amazon:
- Standard Pipe Cleaners
- Sparkly Pipe Cleaners
- Super Thick Pipe Cleaners
- Bumpy Pipe Cleaners
- Striped Pipe Cleaners
When it comes to buying pipe cleaners, I really can’t help myself. When I see the bright colours on the store shelves, I throw a bag or two into my shopping cart without thinking.
My big bin of pipe cleaners is so full that I can’t even get the lid on it anymore. But it sure makes me happy when my kids can choose from all the colours and come back to me with something awesome when they’re done! (Me? A craft supply hoarder? Never…)
40+ Fun and Easy Pipe Cleaner Crafts
There are sooooo many fun pipe cleaner crafts for kids! Each and every one of the images and links below will take you to a complete step by step tutorial so you can make them yourselves.
Looking for pipe cleaner craft ideas? We’ve got you covered!
Halloween Pipe Cleaner Crafts:
From spiders and pumpkins to decorative corn and treat ideas, there’s lots of fun pipe cleaner crafts for fall and Halloween!
Pipe Cleaner Christmas Crafts:
Pipe cleaner Christmas ornaments are the best! From reindeer to snowflakes, there’s lots of fun Christmas crafts you can make using pipe cleaners.
Easter Pipe Cleaner Crafts:
Bunnies and chicks and spring flowers. If you’re looking to celebrate spring with some crafty fun, here’s a few of my favourite Easter projects.
Looking for even more craft ideas?
Our book Low-Mess Crafts for Kids is loaded with 72 fun and simple craft ideas for kids! The projects are fun, easy and most importantly low-mess, so the clean up is simple!