With this list of pipe cleaner Christmas crafts, you and your kids can have some amazing holiday fun with little to no messy cleanup!
Get ready to twist, bend, and create your way into the heart of the holiday season with the ultimate crafting MVP – pipe cleaners!
As the festive frenzy approaches, with its whirlwind of baking, shopping, and decking the halls, finding time for elaborate Christmas crafts can feel like trying to catch snowflakes with a net.
Enter the humble yet mighty pipe cleaner, a parent’s ticket to a winter crafting wonderland without the cleanup chaos.
Imagine a pile of colorful, sparkly, and oh-so-twisty pipe cleaners (or as the crafting elite call them, chenille stems) at your fingertips.
Your kids will create everything from dainty ornaments that twinkle to adorable tabletop decorations that make your guests go ‘Aww!’
While some of these ideas involve paint and glue, it’s minimal compared to lots of other kids’ crafts.
Whether you’re a seasoned crafter looking for a quick holiday fix or a busy parent seeking a sanity-saving activity, these pipe cleaner Christmas crafts are your holiday lifesaver.
I’ve scoured the North Pole (okay, maybe just the internet) to bring you over 30 delightful pipe cleaner craft ideas.
So, stock up on those standard, glittery, striped, textured, and extra-thick pipe cleaners, because we’re about to embark on a crafting journey that’s as colorful as it is creative.
Let’s make this Christmas a little more handmade, a little less messy, and a whole lot of fun. Your crafting adventure awaits!
Pipe Cleaner Tree Ornaments
Kids will love creating this fun craft stick elf ornament to hang on the tree. The highlight is the fun whimsical hat made from a pipe cleaner!
Feathers add a bit of whimsy to these kid-made angel ornaments! The wings and body are created using pipe cleaners and the head is a bead.
I love the use of non-traditional holiday colors on these Christmas tree bell ornaments! They turned out great.
Mollie made her own version of a vintage Santa ornament she keeps on her desk. Make one for yourself, and use the free printable faces she has included.
How about a white Christmas this year? These white pipe cleaners make it look like you have a snowy tree ornament!
Have a burned out night light bulb? Keep it to make this cute little reindeer with googly eyes and a pom pom nose!
Wood beads and chenille stems come together to make these adorable little bear ornaments!
Fuzzy pipe cleaners are perfect for this wreath ornament! It has such great texture.
Tinsel (or sparkly) pipe cleaners are used to make these pineapple ornaments. There is also a wreath ornament tutorial provided.
Using just one color pipe cleaner for this easy angel ornament is a great idea!
Special sparkly gold pipe cleaners and a gem are used to create an icicle ornament for your Christmas tree!
Add some jingle bells to your tree this year with these ornaments made using pipe cleaners!
Here is another icicle ornament idea. Find out how kids can make these crystal icicles using Borax!
Twist and swirl your pipe cleaners together until you have some sweet lollipop ornaments!
You can't have a list of Christmas pipe cleaner crafts without including candy canes! This is probably an ornament that is on everyone's tree—or has been in the past.
Other Fun Pipe Cleaner Christmas Crafts
Make a wine cork reindeer with pipe cleaner antlers using this simple tutorial - perfect for turning into a Christmas ornament, decor, or for place settings.
Can you believe that this tree is made from pipe cleaners? It is even decorated with little ornaments; has wrapped gifts; and a little dog looking on!
Add some extra sparkle to the top of your tree this year with this fab DIY mod starburst tree topper!
Twist your red and white pipe cleaners together like candy canes to spell out "Merry" on this vintage-look Christmas sign.
Add some retro sparkle to your tree with this garland. Traditional pipe cleaners and mercury glass beads were used to achieve this retro 50's look!
This easy Christmas craft for kids will be a cute addition to your holiday decor! Families can make this poinsettia canvas together.
Try a different look with your gift wrapped presents this year—pipe cleaner rosettes! Use the glittery chenille stems for a festive look.
Add a little candy cane monogram to each place setting so each guest knows where to sit!
In addition to this gold pipe cleaner script font C’est Noel, Jan made garland for her tree that says "Chestnuts roasting on an open fire." Go check it out!
Watch A Charlie Brown Christmas as a family and then make your own version of his tree using pipe cleaners and a coat hanger.
These treat bags full of M&Ms are perfect for the kid's holiday table! Or, they would make great neighbor gifts.
Get the kids involved in sending Christmas cards this year with these pipe cleaner and pom-pom cards.
Have the kids get into holiday decorating by making these cute pipe cleaner and pom-pom trees. Display them all together or spread them around the house for everyone to find.
Learn how to make Christmas tree and Rudolph pencil toppers. Add them to the top of your gifts, or remove them and use them as finger puppets!
Who knew that reindeer had pipe cleaner bones and pasta fur? It surprised me too! Look how cute those lips are. Love it!
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