Adorable Pipe Cleaner Animal Pencil Toppers

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Easy DIY Pipe Cleaner Crafts For Kids To Make

Are you looking for creative crafts or projects for kids to make at home when they’re bored?

These cute little animal pencil toppers are super fun, cheap and easy to make with an assortment of pipe cleaners, googly eyes and a hot glue gun. Boys AND girls will love this simple pipe cleaner craft. Your younger children will probably need supervision and help with the glue gun, but older kids and teenagers will be surprised at how easy it is to make these adorable fuzzy animals.

Heck, even as an adult, I had so much fun making these! I couldn’t believe how cute they turned out considering I really just experimented and threw them together without much planning. The idea behind each animal is pretty much the same, you’ll just be changing up the colors and slightly adjusting the shape of the head, ears and nose.

If you're looking for fun crafts for kids to do at home, this simple DIY pipe cleaner animal craft is so cute and easy to make with pipe cleaners, hot glue and googly eyes! They make for fun homemade pencil toppers. A really simple project to keep them busy. Plus, pipe cleaners are really cheap. This creative craft is really easy for older kids and teenagers, but the little ones will need assistance with the hot glue gun. Boy and girls will enjoy this DIY pipe cleaner craft!

Pipe Cleaner Animal Ideas

Dog, Cat, Bear, Bunny, Pig, Lizard, Snake, Turtle, Duck, Spider, Crab, Mouse, Horse, Elephant, Butterfly, Lion, Dinosaur, Alligator, Fish, Koala, Owl, Bumble Bee, Frog, Zebra, Unicorn, Poodle, Giraffe, Jellyfish…

You could also think outside of animals and make characters, shapes or objects like a snowman, flowers, stars, hearts, fruit, etc.

Easy Pipe Cleaner Crafts For Kids To Make -- Fun and creative animals! These DIY chameleons (or lizards) are cute as pencil toppers and easy to make with pipe cleaners. Older kids and teens will especially like this project when they are bored at home. Boys and girls! Cheap, easy and fun to make! #kidskubby #pipecleaners #easycrafts

Can You Use These For Something Other Than Pencil Toppers?

Yes! They could also be used as finger puppets, bookmarks (attached to a popsicle stick?) or fun accessories to wrap around a bed post, lamp, cork board, cabinet knob, etc. They’re just fun to have around. 🙂

Easy DIY Pipe Cleaner Animals Tutorial

Isn’t this puppy adorable! If you have a dog or cat, try recreating your pet with their fur colors, facial features and ear shape.

Easy Pipe Cleaner Animals Tutorial -- Fun for pencil toppers! A super simple pipe cleaner craft for kids to make when bored at home. Great for gifts, too! Boys and girls of all ages will love this easy project. DIY Pipe Cleaner Puppy #pipecleaners #kidskubby #easycrafts #craftsforkids

I recommend starting with an easy-to-make animal like a puppy or teddy bear, and then once you see how easy it is, you can get creative with other animals.

How To Make Pipe Cleaner Animals -- Super fun and easy as pencil toppers! Looking for easy pipe cleaner crafts for kids to make when bored? Boy and girls (especially older kids and teens) are going to love these adorable DIY pipe cleaner animals! DIY Pipe Cleaner Bunny #kidskubby

Supplies Needed To Make Pipe Cleaner Animals

  • a hot glue gun
  • scissors
  • an assortment of pipe cleaners (I used this variety pack that I found on Amazon)
  • small googly eyes
  • small black beads (optional as you can also use a small piece of black pipe cleaner or craft foam)
  • I used a piece of fishing wire for the cat whiskers (also optional)

DIY Pipe Cleaner Teddy Bear -- Super cute pencil toppers! Looking for fun and easy crafts for kids to make when bored at home? Older kids and teenagers love these adorable pipe cleaner animals. Here is a tutorial on how to make them. #kidskubby #kidscrafts

How To Make Pipe Cleaner Animal Pencil Toppers

I tried my best to make a tutorial with instructional photos because it can be incredibly difficult to follow written instructions. I used the teddy bear as an example, but the other animals will be made the same way aside from changing the colors and slightly altering the head, nose and ear shapes. Now, let’s get started!

How To Make Pipe Cleaner Animals Tutorial

Step One: Use your scissors to cut the pipe cleaners to length according to the instructions above.

Step Two: Once you have your pipe cleaners cut to size, you’re just going to fold one of the full size brown pipe cleaners in half, and then roll the rest up into a circle like show below. Tuck and slightly bend the ends in so that they don’t come loose.

Shown Below: this is what you should now have to build your teddy bear.

DIY Pipe Cleaner Teddy Bear Tutorial

Step Three: Take your larger brown spirals and your nose piece and use your fingers to create a bowl shape with them. This is what will give your animals a 3D effect.

How To Make 3D Pipe Cleaner Animal Pencil Toppers

Step Four: Assemble the ears and nose with your hot glue gun.

DIY Pipe Cleaner Crafts For Kids To Make (Teddy Bear Pencil Topper)

Step Five: Hot glue the ears and the open end of the pencil wrap to the back of one of your head pieces, and then hot glue the other half of the head on top like shown below.

Step Six: Finish assembling by hot gluing your nose piece and eyes to the front side.

Easy DIY Pipe Cleaner Teddy Bear Craft

The tutorial for the other animals will be the same aside from changing the colors and slightly altering the head, nose and ear shapes.

The only exception to this is the green chameleon I made with the red tongue sticking out. I used the same two oval bowl shaped pipe cleaners to create the body, and made the head by wrapping a few pipe cleaners around each other until I got my desired shape. I then hot glued the head, legs, tail and tongue on to the body. Easier than it looks!

Looking for easy DIY crafts for kids to make at home when bored? Boys and girls will love these adorable DIY pipe cleaner animals! So cute as pencil toppers. Cheap and easy to make especially for older kids and teenagers. Easy to make puppies, bunnies, cats, dogs, pigs and more! Cute gift ideas. #kidskubby #kidscrafts #pipecleaners

Don’t forget to pin and save this easy pipe cleaner craft for later! 🙂

DIY Pipe Cleaner Animals Tutorial -- How to make pipe cleaner animals! This adorable teddy bear is easy to make and is really cute as a pencil topper. A fun craft for kids to make when bored at home, especially older kids and teenagers. #kidskubby #craftsforkids

Super fun and easy pipe cleaner crafts for kids to make at home! These cute DIY animal pencil toppers are perfect for older kids and teenagers. Boys and girls will love this DIY project.Easy DIY Pipe Cleaner Crafts For Kids To Make - Are you looking for creative crafts for teens to make at home when they’re bored? These cute little animal pencil toppers are super fun, cheap and easy to make with an assortment of pipe cleaners, googly eyes and a hot glue gun. Boys AND girls will love this simple pipe cleaner project. Your younger children will need help with the glue gun, but older kids and teenagers will be surprised at how easy it is to make these adorable pencil toppers.DIY Easy Pipe Cleaner Animals Craft -- A super fun and simple craft idea for kids to make! This pipe cleaner project makes for the cutest pencil toppers. A really cheap and creative activity for kids when they are bored at home. Perfect for teenagers and older kids! You just need a few supplies including craft pipe cleaners, googly eyes and a hot glue gun. Kids Kubby

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