Welcome to Day 5 of our Pipe Cleaner Christmas Ornaments series! These snowflake pipe cleaner ornaments are super simple to make and they’re so pretty. Make them in all your favourite colours along with all the other ornaments in this series.
This awesome snowflake can be made from only TWO pipe cleaners. How simple is that!? You can use sparkly pipe cleaners like I did here, or you can use regular fuzzy pipe cleaners. They both end up looking really pretty!
These ornaments look beautiful on the Christmas tree, but they also make a great present topper. Attach them to your presents along with a gift tag and bow as a fun and thoughtful decoration on your Christmas gifts. I love adding a little extra touch to presents, and a homemade ornament is so special!
Once you learn the easy technique to making the snowflakes in the tutorial below, you can switch it up and try to make a different snowflake pattern. Make your pieces smaller or larger. Add more pieces. Place them somewhere else on the snowflake. See what you can come up with!
One of the best things about these easy snowflakes is that just like a real snowflake, you can make them in all sorts of different patterns, sizes and colours. I’m always amazed to see the awesome things the kids end up making when they have a chance to be creative!
Check out our video for how to make Pipe Cleaner Snowflake Ornaments:
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How to make Pipe Cleaner Snowflake Ornaments:
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Pipe cleaner ornaments are so simple and only require a few supplies! Grab a blue pipe cleaner and cut it into 3 equal pieces.
Take all 3 pipe cleaner pieces and line them up so the ends are even.
Twist all three pipe cleaners together at the center. Make sure you twist them two or three times so everything stays together.
Spread out each of the pipe cleaners evenly into a star shape like in the photo below.
Take another pipe cleaner and cut it into 6 equal pieces. If your pipe cleaners are 12 inches long, each piece will be 2 inches.
Take one of the 2 inch pipe cleaner pieces and twist it around one of the pipe cleaner ends in the star shape you made. Twist it so there’s an equal length of pipe cleaner on both sides.
Bend the ends outwards to make a V shape.
Then repeat these steps for all 6 points on your snowflake.
Your snowflake is complete! So simple, so pretty and you only need 2 pipe cleaners!
Tie some string around one of the snowflake points and it’s ready to hang on the Christmas tree.
When you’re done making your pipe cleaner snowflake ornaments, try some other fun pipe cleaner ornament shapes! You can make trees, stars, angels, poinsettias and even a Christmas wreath – all with just a few pipe cleaners!!
I really love simple DIY ornaments – especially when you only have to use one craft supply to make them!
Every year when we put up our Christmas tree my kids are sooooo excited to see the ornaments they’ve made over the years! It’s so special to hang something on the tree that you’ve actually made yourself!
Easy Pipe Cleaner Snowflake Ornaments
- 2 sparkly blue pipe cleaners (12 inch)
- Cut one of the pipe cleaners into 3 equal pieces. If your pipe cleaners are 12 inches long, you'd cut them into three 4 inch pieces.
- Take all 3 pipe cleaner pieces and line them up so the ends are even.
- Twist all three pipe cleaners together at the center. Twist them two or three times so they stay together.
- Equally spread each of the pipe cleaners out into a star shape.
- Take the second pipe cleaner and cut it into 6 equal pieces. If your pipe cleaner is 12 inches long, each piece will be 2 inches.
- Take one of the 2 inch pipe cleaner pieces and twist it around one of the pipe cleaner ends in the star shape you made. Twist it so there's an equal length of pipe cleaner on both sides.
- Bend the ends outwards to make a V shape. Then repeat these steps for all 6 points on your snowflake.
- Add some string or ribbon to your snowflake and hang it on the tree!
These snowflake pipe cleaner ornaments are so COOL and they’re really simple to make. You only need 2 pipe cleaners! This is such an easy Christmas craft that you can make in less than 5 minutes using dollar store supplies. Such a fun Christmas activity for kids and a great way to make homemade Christmas ornaments! Be sure to check out the rest of the tutorials in this series for more pipe cleaner ornaments that go along with this frosty snowflake!
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