Pipe Cleaner Crafts and Activities


One of the best go-to mediums to pull out with little ones would have to be pipe cleaners. You can turn them into about anything, they are great for fine motor play, and the possibilities for play-based learning are endless! We have gathered some great Pipe Cleaner Crafts & Activities for your to try out! Inspired by our book, The Undeniable Power of Play, we have set up a series of prompts to keep people motivated and inspired. So take some pictures and share with us either on Instagram using the hashtag #PowerOfPlay52 or in our Facebook group!Learn through play with these fun Pipe Cleaner Crafts and Activities! From fine motor skills to letters and numbers you are sure to find something fun to do with your kids!

From fine motor to counting, pipe cleaners are the perfect medium for play-based learning! They come in just about every color under the sun and are easy for small hands to manipulate. We have gathered over 20 pipe cleaner crafts and activities to share with you from some of our favorite blogs across the web!

Fine Motor Fun With Pipe Cleaners:Learn through play with these fun Pipe Cleaner Crafts and Activities! From fine motor skills to letters and numbers you are sure to find something fun to do with your kids!

No Sew Button Snake  //Twitchetts

DIY a play set: threading with pipe cleaners //Apple Green Cottage

Fine Motor Activities with Rainbow Pasta and Playdough //Kids Play Box

Fine Motor Threading Activity //Teaching 2 And 3 Year Olds

Fine Motor Spiders //Twitchetts

Build & Create With Pipe Cleaner Crafts:

Learn through play with these fun Pipe Cleaner Crafts and Activities! From fine motor skills to letters and numbers you are sure to find something fun to do with your kids!

Ink Pad Kids Craft Fun //Twitchetts

STEM Challenge: Can you build a 3D structure? //Go Science Girls

Count to 100 Beaded Sculpture | Preschool STEAM Activity //Handmade Kids Art

Building Activities for Kids: Build with pipe cleaners and peanuts //Kids Play Box

Pipe Cleaner Fishing Game For Toddlers //Best Toys For Toddlers

Borax Crystal Flowers //Go Science Girls

Magnetic Valentines Hearts //Adventures Of Adam

Pipe Cleaner Letters & Numbers:

Learn through play with these fun Pipe Cleaner Crafts and Activities! From fine motor skills to letters and numbers you are sure to find something fun to do with your kids!

Homemade Base 10 Manipulatives //There’s Just One Mommy

Learning Sight Words With Letter Beads //The Joys Of Boys

Alphabet Activities: Alphabet City //Kids Play Box

Pipe Cleaner Words //Creative Family Fun

Playful Math: Learning to Count with Pipe Cleaner Numbers  //School Time Snippets

{Kids Math} Fact Family Learning Tool //JDaniel4’s Mom

 We hope you try out at least one of these fun pipe cleaner crafts and activities! Don’t forget to share when you do!

Here are a couple more #PowerOfPlay52 prompts to check out!

Learning Activities Using Chalk

Car Themed Learning ActivitiesTwitchetts - Kate and Susie