Winter is coming. This snowflake piper cleaner craft is a fun craft for kids to bring in the chilly weather.
I got the idea for this snowflake craft from the package of the sparkle shimmer fuzzy sticks provided to me by Craft Project Ideas. I know they sell these products at Walmart, which is where I bought the pom poms that created the entire snowflake look. To complete this craft you will need: shimmer fuzzy sticks, a skewer, pom poms of two sizes, hot glue and scissors.
The kids can twirl the pipe cleaner around a skewer. They will need to twirl 3 different pipe cleaners all the way.
The kids really enjoyed twirling the pipe cleaners around the skewer.
After twirling it around, the kids will slide the pipe cleaner off the skewer.
Here is the final product of one.
Each snowflake requires you to twirl three pipe cleaners.
Lay the three pipe cleaners in the form of the snowflake and then twist at the center. Twist around two or three times.
There you have the base of the snowflake.
The next step is to let the kids cut pipe cleaners to 1.5″ in length. They will need 6 of these per snowflake. I cut one by measuring it and then just used that as the template to cut the other ones.
The kids can twist the short pipe cleaners at the end of each of the twisted pipe cleaners.
Kenzie found this part easiest when I was holding it for her.
Here’s the pipe cleaners snowflake before I glued on the pom poms. You could just leave these like this. It makes a great Christmas ornament or can be hung in the windows.
Abby wasn’t there when we did the craft initially, but she came home and definitely made her own.
The final step is to glue the pom poms in place as shown.
Lovely idea, although I don’t do well with hot glue.
Thanks. I know – hot glue can be a killer. You could always do them without the pom poms. Thanks for commenting.
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