Pipe cleaners are versatile supplies. You can make flowers, little dolls, and wands. They are great for making items for imaginary play. You can even make little animals with you kids so they can create all kinds of stories.
10 Pipe Cleaner Animals
Pipe Cleaner Jellyfish – Make these as colorful as you want to create a magical underwater world for imaginary play.
Pipe Cleaner Fish – Make these in a variety of colors to pair with your jellyfish. Add some blue tissue paper for water and some green streamers for algae and you have an underwater world ready for whatever stories you can come up with.
Pony Bead Fish – Add a bit more sparkle to your underwater wonderland with these fish. These are made with pipe cleaners and pony beads. These would be a good fit for a retelling of The Rainbow Fish.
Sea Anemone Pipe Cleaner – One more pipe cleaner animal for your underwater adventures. Can you see how the possibilities for imaginative play are quite endless with pipe cleaners?
Pipe Cleaner Peacock – Pretty pipe cleaners, feathers, and sparkly blue paper combine to make a gorgeous craft that is also a puppet.
Pipe Cleaner Bunnies and Carrots – Super cute, fluffy little bunnies and a yummy carrot for them to nosh on. You can use brown pipe cleaners for a more realistic looking bunny.
Beaded Snakes – A simple craft that is great for working on the fine motor skills of preschoolers.
Pipe Cleaner Spider – A fun pipe cleaner craft that will likely lead to some practical jokes after it is finished. Or add them to your Halloween decorating.
Elephant, Frog, and Bird Pipe Cleaner Animals – These super cute animals are easy enough for most children to tackle on their own.
Circus Mouse Doorstop – The directions make a practical object, but you can use the instructions to simply make the mouse if you are looking for one for your imaginative play.
You can use these pipe cleaner animals for retelling favorite stories and fairy tales. You can use them in invitations to play and sensory bins. Or you can simply let your child play with them how they see fit. Let the imaginations run wild and fun will be had by all!
These 10 pipe cleaner animals are just the beginning. There is a lot of creative inspiration to be found online, check out our selection of 10 more Pipe cleaner crafts