How to Make Pipe Cleaner People


• Pipe cleaners
• Twist ties


Help your child bend pipe cleaners into different shapes. Join some together and make more complex shapes. Use twist ties to assemble several shapes together. This part of the activity is rewarding in itself. Once the child has the skills, then start to make little people with the pipe cleaners. Use the pipe cleaner people to act out a story.


Source: Excerpted from 365 Days of Creative Play by Sheila Ellison & Judith Gray (Sourcebooks, 1995)

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