I love fun & easy craft ideas! Making pipe cleaner creatures into finger puppets falls into both the easy & fun craft categories. Pipe cleaners are so easy & fun to work with. Since they are so bendable, they are the perfect product to use to create fun finger puppets.
Supplies for Pipe Cleaner Creatures:
To create your own fun pipe cleaner creatures, you’ll need supplies such as:
- googly eyes
- pipe cleaners in a variety of colors
- pom poms in a variety of colors and sizes
- your imagination!
It’s a great creative exercise for your little ones to develop their own little pipe cleaner creatures. You may even want to give them a challenge such as critters associated with an upcoming holiday, cartoon characters, zoo animals, insects, etc.
After they’ve created these fun pipe cleaner creatures, set them aside to dry for a while. Once they are completely dry, they can be used to create a fun finger puppet Puppet Show!
Another fun idea for the kids to take their little finger puppets out to the park and have mom or dad take some funny pictures of the finger puppets enjoying the park, going down the slide, making sand castles and climbing the monkey bars. Both the kids and parents are sure to get some giggles out of this fun game!
What type of wild creature would you like to create out of pipe cleaners? Did you create pipe cleaner creatures when you were a kid? What type of fun crafts did you do as a child that you want to teach your kids? I’m pretty sure I had a pet rock or two!