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26 easy Pipe Cleaner Animals for kids to make

Choose from 26 fun pipe cleaner animals for your next fun crafting session. These are perfect for learning about animals, giving as kid-made gifts, or decorating your playroom.

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Pipe Cleaner Animals

These simple pipe cleaner crafts are perfect for the animal lover in your house.

These adorable animal crafts are perfect for preschoolers, kindergarteners, or even your big kids.

Plus, kids will love to play with these crafts after they create them. Which is a win-win in our book!

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If you’re currently in the middle of planning craft time, save this pin and come back to it when you’re ready to create. That way you’ll be able to grab all the fun inspiration when you’re ready! 

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How to make pipe cleaner animals

Animals big and small can be made with pipe cleaners. Check out this fun collection of animals made with pipe cleaners.

Other simple pipe cleaner crafts you may enjoy

  • Sparkle Flowers – Use fun pipe cleaners to create these unique flowers.
  • Turtle Paper Craft – Create an easy paper turtle with this construction paper craft for kids.

Our Favorite Craft Supplies.

These craft supplies are perfect for crafting with young kids. While not each of them is used in the crafts above, they are all staples in our craft stash. If you don’t have any on hand, that might be ok. Take a look at the craft first before you head to the craft store.

  • Construction Paper – One of our favorite craft supplies. These crafts are a great way to use up that stash of black paper.
  • Pipe Cleaners – (aka chenille stems) This versatile craft supply holds its shape so it’s fun to play with afterward.
  • Craft Sticks or popsicle sticks – A classic staple, use them in your craft or to mix paint.
  • Kid-Friendly paint – Kids love to get messy! Check out our favorite tips for painting with young children.
  • Googly Eyes – You can literally add them to any project and it instantly becomes cuter.
  • Tissue Paper – We always have this on hand. Buy it new or use or save it from birthday parties and holidays.
  • Toilet Paper/Paper Towel Rolls – A great way to recycle your paper tubes is to use them in crafts!
  • Paper Plate – Grab this party supply to create fun crafts.
  • Contact Paper – We use this a lot to create suncatcher crafts
  • Beads – Wood beads, pony beads, and more. Colorful beads are so much fun to create with.
  • Hot Glue Gun – One of the most important tools for crafting

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