Pipe cleaner animal crafts are quick and easy for the kids to do on a rainy day or 10 minutes (or an hour) of downtime.
You can also pick up a ton of pipe cleaners for a little bit of money, which means you can make a whole zoo full of pipe cleaner animals for pennies.
Rainbow jellyfish - make these rainbow jellyfish with styrofoam balls and pipe cleaners and hang them from the ceiling. (Super cool!)
Pipe cleaner tiger - add a face made out of paper and googly eyes to make this pipe cleaner tiger.
Pony bead fish - these fish are super cute and really easy to make.
Pipe cleaner crocodile - this guy is super cute and easy to make with pipe cleaners and a popsicle stick.
Elephants, frogs, and birds - these pipe cleaner animal crafts are easy enough that your (slightly older) littles could make them all on their old (or the littlest littles with help).
Pipe cleaner turtles - these guys are extra adorable.
Pipe cleaner bunnies and carrots - make these pipe cleaner bunnies with some pipe cleaners, glue, googly eyes, and pom poms.
Pipe cleaner dragons - add a bit of foam to your pipe cleaner dragon to make wings.
Pipe cleaner flowers - these double as bookmarks.
Pony bead snakes - you can make some colourful and glittery snakes with pipe cleaners, beads, and googly eyes.
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