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

Looking for some easy pipe cleaner crafts? We got you! Use so many colorful pipe cleaners to make colorful flowers! What a fun way to give to celebrate spring or give gifts. Pipe Cleaner Flowers  are amazing because then there is no mess to clean up!

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This pipe cleaner activity is great fine motor skills practice.

2. Robot Helmet Craft

Have a strainer in the kitchen? This  Fun Robot Hat  is always a huge hit! ~from The Realistic Mama This is a fun way to get some hand-eye coordination practice in. Your little guys and girls will have so much fun with this easy peasy frugal fun. Younger kids like toddlers, preschools, and kindergarteners will benefit from this.

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This pipe cleaner craft becomes a game!

3. Pluck It Game Made from Pipe Cleaners

Grab your pom poms for this little project! This is one of my favorite pipe cleaner craft ideas. 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

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How cute is this pipe cleaner bracelet? I love the colorful beads.

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

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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 This is such a fun idea and I love these simple pipe cleaner crafts.

6. Easy Crown Craft Using Pipe Cleaners

Watch our quick crown making tutorial using one of our very favorite craft supplies, chenille stems! Make some simple crowns using pipe cleaners! you can make it in a variety of colors or even sparkly. Be a queen or king with this pipe cleaner crown.

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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?

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Well hello there pipe cleaner bee!

9. Pipe Cleaner Bee Craft

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

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Let’s make pipe cleaner ornaments!

10. Pipe Cleaner Ornaments

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

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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.

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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

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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!

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14. Pipe Cleaner Finger Puppet Craft

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

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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

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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

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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!

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Let’s make Mirabel Madrigal glasses!

19. Pipe Cleaner Encanto Craft

These cute Mirabel glasses are made out of pipe cleaners! What a great idea for anyone who loves Encanto. This easy craft uses basic supplies and is a simple idea. Use it to look just like Mirabel! This is one of the more fun craft projects for those who love Encanto.

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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. This is a great addition to any bug lesson, story book about spiders, or even Halloween activities. Follow the detailed instructions and you’ll have an adorable pipe cleaner spider!

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