Kids Activities With Pipe Cleaners
Try These Toddler & Pre-schooler Activities
Bead threading fine motor math activity
This activity is a fun way to teach addition (math) to your kids. You only need beads and pipe cleaners and they can play with the beads and pipe cleaners in different ways. You can add different amounts of beads to each end of the pipe cleaner and they can add the numbers together or they can add the beads to the pipe cleaners themselves. Great for fine motor skills and addition (early math skills).
Pipe cleaners and plates quiet bin
This pipe cleaners and plates quiet activity is really simple and engaging. You just need plastic lined paper plates and pipe cleaners for your kids to play in different ways. You take the paper plates, poke a few holes in and add it together to a quiet bin.
DIY paint brushes
Kids can make fun DIY paint brushes with different materials, like twigs and leaves, ribbon, pom poms and pipe cleaners.
Pipe cleaners quiet bin
This is a one ingredient quiet bin - just pipecleaners. Kids can twist the pipecleaners into chains for bracelets and other jewelry. Just cut the pipecleaners into smaller bits and it's ready to go.
I like this activity because kids of different ages can play with it in their own way and you don't need too many supplies or a big setup. All you need are pipe cleaners and straws and a storage container. If you keep it in a sensory bin it will contain some of the mess.
Lint roller worm pickup
If you have a lint roller and some pipe cleaners in your home, you can easily do this activity. Or just buy some supplies and have an activity that your kids can repeat again and again.
Puppet making quiet bin
This puppet making quiet bin is open ended, meaning there is no right or wrong way to play with it. Such activities are some of my kids’ favorite activities. It also only uses a few easy to find supplies which won't break the bank.
Pipe cleaners stickman copy
This pipecleaners stickman activity is so cute because kids get to copy the printout and bend the stickman according to the printout. Move the arms up, legs down etc. You make the pipe cleaners men and then kids get to bend it in different ways. Free printable included.
Felt and pipecleaners tree activity
If you keep felt and pipecleaners in your home, you can easily do this activity with your kids.
You can cut either flowers or leaves out of felt, or do both.