20 Best Pipe Cleaner Crafts for Kids

Pipe cleaner crafts are so much fun to make because they are easy and pipe cleaners can also be molded into a million ways! Kids of all ages will love this selection of our favorite pipe cleaner crafts that are fun to make at home or in the classroom!

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Let’s make pipe cleaner crafts!

Pipe Cleaner Crafts

I absolutely adore pipe cleaner crafts because they require very little set up and have unlimited crafting options. A pipe cleaner is also known as a chenille stem, fuzzy stem, fuzzy stick, fuzzy wire, brush, smoking pipe cleaner or craft pipe cleaner.

Related: Check out these fun pipe cleaner ornaments kids can make

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Best Pipe Cleaners for Crafts

Pipe cleaners come in big packages with lots of colors. You can get them in different sizes and levels of fuzzy. Here are a few of our favorite craft chenille stems:

Favorite Pipe Cleaner Crafts for Kids

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1. Pipe Cleaner Flower Craft

Pipe Cleaner Flowers  are amazing because then there is no mess to clean up!

2. Robot Helmet Craft

Have a strainer in the kitchen? This  Fun Robot Hat  is always a huge hit! ~from The Realistic Mama

Pom Pom and pipe cleaner pluck game made from a syrofoam cup craft for kids from Realistic Mama
This pipe cleaner craft becomes a game!

3. Pluck It Game Made from Pipe Cleaners

DIY  Pom-pom Pluck  –  pluck the pipe cleaners and don’t be the one to have all the pom-poms plunk on you! ~from The Realistic Mama

4. Pipe Cleaner Bracelet Craft

4 DIY Bracelets, with enough different variations every kid will love theirs! ~from The Realistic Mama

Related: Easy Preschool pipe cleaner bracelet craft

Rainbow bracelet made from pipe cleaners from Crafts by Amanda
Let’s make a rainbow bracelet out of pipe cleaners!

5. Rainbow Pipe Cleaner Bracelet Craft

And if that wasn’t enough, here’s another idea for a  Rainbow Bracelet  ~from Crafts by Amanda

6. Easy Crown Craft Using Pipe Cleaners

Watch our quick crown making tutorial using one of our very favorite craft supplies, chenille stems!

PIpe Cleaner Ring Craft from Juggling with Kids
Let’s make pipe cleaner rings!

7. Pipe Cleaner Ring With Gems Craft

You can make some super cute Pipe Cleaner Rings  ~from Juggling with Kids. They even have gems!

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Have some fun with pipe cleaners

8. Pipe Cleaner Disguises You Can Make

Pipe Cleaner Disguises  – because  what kid wouldn’t love making their own disguise?

pipe cleaner bee craft for kids from Kids Activities Blog - top of pipe cleaner bee shown looking at the camera
Well hello there pipe cleaner bee!

9. Pipe Cleaner Bee Craft

Clothespin and Pipe Cleaner Bees  – the cutest bees you’ve ever seen!

easy pipe cleaner ornaments for kids to make for Christmas - Happy Hooligans
Let’s make pipe cleaner ornaments!

10. Pipe Cleaner Ornaments

Gorgeous Icicle Ornaments  ~from Happy Hooligans. Make your tree extra festive this year!

ping pong ball and pipe cleaner aliens craft - Kids Activities Blog - pipe cleaners holding up 5 different brightly colored alien crafts
Let’s make ping pong ball aliens with pipe cleaners!

11. Pipe Cleaner Alien Craft with Ping Pong Balls

You can’t go wrong with Ping Pong  Ball Monsters made with chenille stems.

toilet paper roll aliens made with chenille stems from meaningful mama
What a sparkly alien!

12. Toilet Paper Roll Alien Craft with Pipe Cleaners

Or make an alien craft like these adorably sparkly  Toilet Paper Aliens  ~from Meaningful Mama

DIY hedgehog ring toss game from Molly Moo featured on Pink Stripey Socks
Let’s make a ring toss game!

13. Pipe Cleaner Ring Toss Game DIY

Ring Toss Game made from cardboard and pipe cleaners from Molly Moo. A Great way to keep kids busy for hours!

14. Pipe Cleaner Finger Puppet Craft

Finger Puppets made from chenille straws are just awesome ~from Happy Hooligans

15. Aluminum Foil Sculpture with Pipe Cleaners

Easy Aluminum Foil Butterfly –  these bright, shiny butterflies make the best refrigerator magnets ~from I Heart Arts & Crafts

pipe cleaner bookmark shaped like a flower from Your Modern Family
Let’s make a pipe cleaner bookmark craft!

16. Pipe Cleaner Flowers Bookmark

DIY Flower Bookmarks is the perfect tool to help inspire reading ~from Your Modern Family

Picture shows pipe cleaner flowers in a polka dotted white pot card craft.
Let’s make this flower card out of pipe cleaners!

17. Card Making Craft for Kids

This 3-D DIY flower card craft is perfect for even older kids because pipe cleaner flowers can be simple or ornate.

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Let’s make pipe cleaner snakes!

18. Pipe Cleaner and Bead Snake Craft

These pipe cleaner animals are snakes made of beads! How fun…let’s make 20!

Encanto Mirabel Madrigal Glasses craft shown finished on white background - Kids Activities Blog
Let’s make Mirabel Madrigal glasses!

19. Pipe Cleaner Encanto Craft

These cute Mirabel glasses are made out of pipe cleaners!

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Let’s make pipe cleaner spiders!

20. Pipe Cleaner Spider Craft

We love this spider craft for kids year round, but they are especially awesome to make around Halloween.

More Pipe Cleaner Crafts From Kids Activities Blog

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Which pipe cleaner craft do you want to try?

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