Saturday 11 November 2017

Pipe cleaner Christmas crafts for children

Festive Christmas crafts using pipe cleaners for children

I've come up with a few different ways to use pipe cleaners to make some simple Christmas decoratins.

Decorated Christmas tree ornaments

Bostik Crafting for Christmas

To make these little Christmas tree decorations cut out small triangles from festive cardboard, mine measure about 12cm in height. If your cardboard is only coloured on one side you might want to cut out two triangles and glue them back to back - I used green glittery card on one side and gold card on the other. Use a hole punch to make a hole at the top for hanging.

Then use the Bostik Foam Pads to stick small decorations to the trees - I used little jewels and sequins. The foam pads give the embellishments a nice, raised effect. Use a sparkly pipe cleaner through the top to make a loop for hanging.

Simple Christmas tree decoration for children to make

Beaded snowflakes

Making a beaded snowflake decoration with children

First cut a long white pipe cleaner into three pieces, with one piece slightly larger than the other two. Twist the pieces around each other to make a snowflake shape, and use the longer end to make a round loop for hanging. Thread beads on to the ends of the snowflake - the textured surface of the pipe cleaner should hold them firmly in place. Finish the decorations with a white pom pom, secured firmly in the centre using a Bostik Foam Pad.

Beaded snowflake decorations for children to make

Jangly candy cane hanging decorations

Finally these pipe cleaner candy cane hanging decorations are really easy to make. All you need are two pipe cleaners in red and white, some bells and some string for hanging. Wrap the two pipe cleaners around each other to create a striped stick, bend over at the top, add a small bell at the bottom and tie some string to the top for hanging. Very festive!

The box of craft materials was provided to me free of charge by Bostik as part of the Tots100/Bostik Craft Bloggers Club.

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