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Pipe Cleaners Gone Wild

Friday, February 4th, 2011


“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…