How adorable are these little Popsicle stick bumble bees? over the last couple of weeks my little guy has been learning about patterns at school and has since been making patterns with almost everything he finds. This afternoon he came home from school and emptied out the entire box of pom poms (we’re talking like 500 of the things) on to the kitchen table and began organizing them into patterns. He spent ages sat there coming up with different color combos so i suggested that we used the pom poms to make a patterned themed craft and the first patterned thing we thought of were bumble bees! We get a lot of them in our garden during the summer and he loves to watch them. I personally really like these and my little guy now has them stuck up in his bedroom window.
Here’s what we used
Yellow and black pom poms
White and black pipe cleaners
How to make our popsicle stick bumble bees
Cover the lollipop stick in glue and then stick on the pom poms in an alternating yellow/black pattern with a large pom pom for the head. Leave the pom poms to dry in place.
Now take a white pipe cleaner and twist it into a figure of eight to make two wings. Attach your wings onto your lollipop stick between the pom poms by either twisting it on or gluing it like we did.
Cut a length of black pipe cleaner and twist it evenly onto your Popsicle stick, just behind the head pom pom. Then curl each of the two ends to make two antennae. Finish off this cute little Popsicle stick bumblebee craft by adding two googly eyes!
How cute is this little pipe cleaner pen topper octopus craft? There are so many things that my little guy loves to do, unfortunately though learning to write just isn’t one of them. We have to work really hard to make it seem fun and enjoyable for him. So when we sat down to craft I knew that I wanted to make a pen topper and after a bit of playing we came up with these little cuties! We’ve made a few so that he can change colors as he pleases and so far they’ve worked wonders. He thinks they’re really funny and loves to write with them. We will definitely be coming up with some different designs to make and share in the near future!
Here’s what we used
How we made our pipe cleaner octopus pen topper craft
First we start off by making the tentacles. Take 4 of your pipe cleaners, line them up equally and then fold them in half to give you an arch shape.
Bend the top 11/2 to 2cm of your arch downwards on itself.
Take another of your coloured pipe cleaners and wrap it around your folded section.
Take a separate color pipe cleaner and fold it in half. Push the folded part fully up inside the center of your octopus. Take some more of your octopus pipe cleaners and wrap them tightly around his head piece to thicken it up and secure your grip piece inside.
Take your pen and push the nib part inside your octopus. Wind your grip tightly around your pen. When you remove the pen your grip piece should stay firmly in place.
Finish off by gluing on two googly eyes and shaping your tentacles. With ours, we bent them up near the body and then rolled up the ends. All that’s left to do now is attach them to your favorite pen and get writing.. so cute!
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Today I’m back again with another pipe cleaner craft! We had so much fun making these yesterday and came up with some really fun little ideas. I must admit that these pipe cleaner snail magnets are my favorite of the day. They’re just so adorable and once you get the hang of them they’re really easy to make too. We have a whole garden full of them on our fridge right now!
Remember though that pipe cleaners can be a bit spiky on the ends, we had a few jabs and a couple of tears from ours!
Take your two shell coloured pipe cleaners and twist them together at one end.
Continue twisting the pipe cleaner around each other until you reach the end.
Take one end of your pipe cleaner and begin rolling it around into a spiral shape. Once you are nearing the end, leave the last 2-3cm untouched.
Place your snail coloured pipe cleaner centrally across this loose end and twist it on so that it is secure.
Twist your snail coloured pipe cleaner around the end of your shell one. As you near the top, fold it around a couple of extra times to make a thicker part for the head. Once you reach the end, twist the two ends of your pipe cleaner
together to make sure its secure and then leave them pointing upwards for the antennae.
Finish off your cute snail magnet by gluing two googly eyes to the front and attaching your magnet to the back.
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How sweet are these little pipe cleaner apple magnets? It took us a couple of tries to perfect them but now weve got them figured and wanted to share them with you all! In fact, we’ve got so good at making them that it only takes us a few minutes on each. My son recently Made some sweet apple and worm cards for his teachers as due to current situation he wont be going back to school this year and he wanted to make extra to gift them too. Such a sweet little idea!
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We have a massive collection of pipe cleaners that we have amassed over the last few months. For some reason though we never really use them much so our collection has just been growing and growing. After the millionth time of putting them back in the drawer after the kids have thrown them everywhere I decided it was time we actually made something with them. I actually came up with the idea for these pipe cleaner bumble bee magnets whilst my son was sat twisting a brown and a yellow pipe cleaner together. It took both him and me a couple of times to get the hang of it but now were bumble bee making pros!
Take your yellow and your brown/black pipecleaner and start twisting the two together at one end.
Continue twisting your two pipe cleaners together. Once you get to about 1cm from the end, snip off your yellow pipecleaner and fold it around your brown one to secure it. You should now have a small section of just brown/black at one end. This will make the stinger.
Take your multicolored end and twist it round and round on itself to make a circular shape.
To secure your loose end, pull your shape firmly and then bring your stinger through the inside of your outer ring and wrap it around this ring twice before bending it outward.
To make your wings, take your white pipe cleaner and twist one end into a loop.
On the other side of this twist, create a second loop. Make it secure by twisting your loose end around the center of your wings a few times and the bringing the loose end down so it hangs beneath the wings.
Use this loose end to twist your wings onto the top of the outer ring of your bee. Once you’ve wrapped it around 2-3 times, cut off any excess. Then, give your bumble bee a googly eye.
Finish off by adding a self adhesive magnet to the back of your bumble bee and he’s ready to display! Doesn’t he look fab?