Being iced in over the weekend, it’s not ideal. But we’ve come up with some crafts to amuse ourselves. One of which is this simple Pipe Cleaner Snowman Topper craft that would be fun as a puppet, or even a cupcake topper. You could also wrap the snowman around a pencil instead of a lollipop for a wintery pencil topper gift, too.
Start making a Pipe Cleaner Snowman Topper by wrapping a white pipe cleaner around a lollipop stick to hold. Then make a circle with the pipe cleaner. Wrap it around itself to secure and make a second circle. You’ll need half of a second white pipe cleaner for the top of the snowman.
A black pipe cleaner wrapped around the snowman’s head for his hat and then a sparkly colored pipe cleaner wrapped for his scarf finish off your Pipe Cleaner Snowman Topper craft! You can then give him a snowy scene to live in.
- lollipop stick
- white and black pipe cleaners
- sparkly pipe cleaners in various colors
First, start by making just a couple wraps around the tip of a lollipop stick with a white pipe cleaner. Then, form a circle. Wrap the pipe cleaner through itself and make another circle, wrapping and pinching tightly to secure.
Cut a second white pipe cleaner in half to form the head of your snowman by making a few wraps through and pinching to secure.
Take a sparkly colored pipe cleaner and cut in half. Wrap around the snowman’s neck for the scarf. Twist to secure, leaving the ends open.
Finally, take a black pipe cleaner and cut in half. Use one half to make the brim of the snowman’s top hat by wrapping around the top of the snowman, leaving the ends straight. If needed, cut to fit. Take the other half of the black pipe cleaner and bend in a rectangular shape. Wrap the ends around the other pipe cleaner.
Then, use blue and white construction paper to make a scene for your Pipe Cleaner Snowman. Be sure to check out more fun Christmas craft ideas and recipes at Kid Things!