Beautiful Easy Homemade Card with Pipe Cleaner Flowers Kids Can Make

Let’s make a pretty pipe cleaner flower card for someone special! This pretty handmade pipe cleaner flower card is perfect for any occasion including Mother’s Day, a birthday, or for your favorite teacher or best friend. It is an easy card making craft for kids of all ages for home or the classroom.

A handmade pipe cleaner flower card with flowers made out of pink, purple, and yellow pipe cleaners.
A pretty pipe cleaner flower card to give to someone special.

HandMade Flower Card

It’s almost springtime and what better way to welcome it than with this pretty spring handmade flower card. This craft is perfect for everyone, is inexpensive to make, and makes a lovely handmade gift to brighten someone’s day.

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How to make a pipe cleaner flower card

We are going to curl pipe cleaners just like a snail’s shell to make pretty flowers. Then, we’ll attach them to a card with green pipe cleaner stalks and use colorful paper to make a vase for them.

Related: How to make a bouquet of pipe cleaner flowers

You will need colorful pipe cleaners, card stock, and scrapbook paper to make a pipe cleaner flower card.
Grab colorful pipe cleaners, card stock, fun paper, and let’s make a handmade flower card.

Supplies needed to make a pipe cleaner flower card

Instructions for making a pipe cleaner flower card

fold a piece of card stock in half to make a handmade greeting card
Fold your plain piece of card in half to make your greeting card.

Step 1

This step is going to be the easiest and something that kids can do. Simply fold the plain piece of card in half to make the greeting card. Teach younger kids how to match up the corners and then press down the edge. If you want, you can even use scissors to round off the corners of the card.

To make pipe cleaner flowers curl the pipe cleaners like a snails shell.
Curl your pipe cleaners like a snail’s shell to make colorful flowers.

Step 2

Take one end of the pipe cleaner and begin to curl it around and around just like a snail’s shell. Repeat this step to make as many flowers as you can fit on the top of your card; we made 7 pipe cleaner flowers. You can make your flowers all one color, or make a colorful bouquet with a variety of colors.

Use green pipe cleaners to make stems for your pipe cleaner flowers.
Add green pipe cleaner stems to your pretty flowers.

Step 3

Glue your pipe cleaner flowers and green pipe cleaner stems onto your card, gathering the stems together like a bouquet.

Gluing pipe cleaners craft tip:  We initially started with school glue because it is perfect for kids to use. However, we found that it takes a long time to dry and you have to continue to hold the pipe cleaner flower end together or put something on top of it. We ended up switching to hot glue because it was quicker to work with.

Using colorful scrapbook paper cut out a vase shape and roll the paper so it curves over the pipe cleaner stems.
Make a fun paper vase for your handmade flower card.

Step 4

Using brightly colored or patterned scrapbook paper cut out a vase shape using scissors. Bend and roll the paper so it curves over the pipe cleaner stems (see the photo above). Glue the vase over the green pipe cleaner stems.

Our finished pipe cleaner flower card

handmade card with pipe cleaner flowers
Our finished handmade card with pipecleaner flowers.
Yield: 1

DIY Handmade Pipe Cleaner Flower Card

A handmade flower card with the flowers made out of colorful pipe cleaners.

Make a pretty handmade flower card with pipe cleaner flowers to give to someone special.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $10

Materials

  • Card stock
  • Scrapbook paper - a bright color or pattern
  • Pipe cleaners - in assorted colors
  • Glue

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Fold the plain piece of card stock in half to make a greeting card shape.
  2. Starting at one end of a pipe cleaner, curl it around like a snail's shell. Repeat this step for as many flowers as you need, we made 7.
  3. Cut green pipe cleaners to make flower stems and attach those along with the curled pipe cleaners to the card using glue.
  4. Cut your patterned scrapbook paper into a vase shape and roll it so that it bends easily and curves over the top of the green stems. Glue it into place too.

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