Pipe Cleaner Ornaments
Candy Canes, Animals, Arts & Crafts
This is my page of fun pipe cleaner ornaments to make. I hope you like it!
Looking for a fun craft activity to do with the kids? Making pipe cleaner ornaments is something that kids can have a lot of fun doing, and then have the satisfaction of seeing the ornaments they've made hanging on the Christmas tree.
What type of pipe cleaner ornament do you want to make?
On this page you'll find step by step photos for how to make pipe cleaner candy canes, followed by a selection of the cutest pipe cleaner animals and art from around the web to inspire you for your next creations...
Candy Cane Pipe Cleaner Ornaments
Gather your materials. You'll need:
- Pipe cleaners - a red one and a white one
- Scissors or pliers for cutting
Twist the two pipe cleaners together.
Continue until the two pipe cleaners for one long spiral.
Cut the spiral into shorter lengths. 4" (10 cm) is a good length to make a candy cane.
Bend the spirals into candy cane shapes.
As a variation, you can make candy cane hearts.
Pipe Cleaner Animals and Art
Now that you've mastered the basic candy cane pipe cleaner ornaments, perhaps you'd like to try something more ambitious. Here's a selection of some of the most impressive candy cane animals, art, and craft that I've come across. I hope they'll provide you with the inspiration to create your own pipe cleaner masterpieces!
First up is this incredible woodland scene. I think the deer with its antlers is especially neat.
This doggie has such personality... it feels like he's looking at you.
This puppy is also super cute. If you decide to make a pipe cleaner animal like this that's wrapped around a dog treat, make sure you keep it out of reach of dogs! Apparently this one got eaten, pipe cleaners and all.
These pipe cleaner animals are actually finger puppets. How sweet!
Do aliens count as animals? I'm not sure, but these are very cool. These are by the same person as the previous photo, and once again they're also finger puppets.
A collection of pipe cleaner animals just wouldn't be complete without a spider! Pipe cleaners seem to be the perfect thing for making furry spider legs!
I think these pipe cleaner flowers are really pretty! Before I saw this photo I didn't imagine it was possible to create something so nice out of pipe cleaners!
I thought this daisy pipe cleaner ornament was also rather sweet. It looks simple enough that you could make something similar with your kids.
This pipe cleaner bodybuilder is just awesome. I love how he's been photographed with a huge shadow. Look at those biceps! He's the item in this photo collection, so now it's time for you go and flex your creative muscles and build your own pipe cleaner craft masterpieces!
I hope you enjoyed my page of pipe cleaner ornaments! Maybe you'd like to take a peek at my other Christmas ornament projects...