Pipe Cleaners Gone Wild


“Why don’t we make some fun pipe cleaner crafts?” I thought to myself, since my daughter pesters me every day to do crafts. If I do a craft with her, she says, “But I want to do lots of crafts.”

Glancing around the local craft supply store, through the mountains of pink, red, and white stuff for Valentines Day, I found a package of pipe cleaners, pom poms, and google eyes. I grabbed it and went to the checkout.

A couple of my kids made caterpillars, which they stuck together with hot glue, with my help. But my 10-year-old son went into the dining room and was quiet for a while. I got a surprise and a shock when I saw what he had made with the pipe cleaners. It was an old-fashioned car!


He had apparently wound the pipe cleaners together until they formed the figure that he was imagining in his head. This was a way more interesting and intricate pipe cleaner craft than anything I imagined when I bought the pipe cleaners at the craft store. It opens up a whole new world of things we could make with pipe cleaners…

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4 Responses to “Pipe Cleaners Gone Wild”

  1. Wow those are great! I don’t think I could make them.

  2. Susan Evans says:

    Oh, I don’t think I could make something like that either! Apparently my son has more time on his hands than I do!

  3. Penny says:

    Your kids did a great job. I may have to pick some pipe cleaners up and see just how creative my kiddos are!

  4. Carla says:

    That old fashioned car is seriously amazing!!

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