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Pipe Cleaner Butterflies Craft for Kids


Outdoor Crafts for Kids
Updated May 07, 2015
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Pipe Cleaner ButterflyGet the kids involved with this butterfly craft and have them make some pipe cleaner animals. With inexpensive pipe cleaners and beads, you can create many variations of this Pipe Cleaner Butterflies Craft for Kids. Once kids learn how to make butterflies, they just might want to branch out and make to dragonflies, too. Pipe cleaner crafts for kids are appropriate for all ages and a stress-free activity for care-takers. Buy a big bag and have kids make a ton of different animals. Who knows - they might create a whole zoo before their done.



  • 3 glitter pipe cleaners
  • 5 pony beads
  • 2 larger beads or buttons



  1. Make the body: Fold a pipe cleaner in half. Fold up the folded end up a bit so the beads won’t pass through.
  2. Place 5 pony beads on through both ends of the pipe cleaner.
  3. Place the larger bead, or button on to form the head. Push all the beads to the bottom (folded end) of the pipe cleaners.
  4. Form the 2 ends of the pipe cleaner into spirals to form the antennae.
  5. Make the wings: Form one pipe cleaner into a circle. Twist the ends together, but leave 1 inch at the end for attaching it to the body of the insect. Then twist the circle together in the center to for a figure “8”. Do that with the remaining pipe cleaner as well.
  6. Attach to the body, between the head and the next bead, by twisting the 1 inch protruding ends of the pipe cleaners around the body of the insect. Reshape the wings and antennae.


Free Craft Video: How To Make a Pipe Cleaner Butterfly


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its cute.

love it. easy to make with kids.

would make neat pins for hat/etc

Real cool,,,seems quick and easy for children to make. Thank you. Oh, I enjoyed your tutorial also.:o)

I love the butterflies; I have all of those materials on hand, so they won't cost me anything!My only suggestion is to place the Instructional Video after the printed instructions. Then when we print them out, there won't be an empty space where the video was, causing us to print 2 pages instead of one.Thanks for all the fun 'stuff''. Nancy Hill


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