Crafting with pipe cleaners is really fun (and great for fine motor) and there are a ton of things you can make from them – just check out the bug pipe cleaner crafts we made by combining them with pom poms!
There are many cool insects you can do, so this makes for a great spring craft for kids to make.
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Today we had a walk in the forest and heard this buzzing sound around some trees. And guess what we found? An awesome wasp house hanging on a tree.
Do you know that wasps chew up strings of bark in their tiny mouths and just spit them out to form rough paper which they use to make these houses? So interesting, right?
And the house we found, was full of tiny buzzers. We could see them entering and exiting their house and flying around it.
We didn’t want to bother them because they can get very upset and sting us on the nose and on the hands, so we just continued our walk.
After we got home, we thought of this cool idea and made these cute colorful finger buzzers that don’t sting, then put them on our fingers and fly them around the house.
We had so much fun.
How to Make Bug Pipe Cleaner Crafts
What you need:
- one chenille sticks + 1/4 chenille stick
- one big pom-pom
- four or five small pom-poms
- two googly eyes
- foam sheet
- hot glue gun or glue dots for younger kids
Step by Step Instructions
Put some hot glue on top of the big pom-pom – or if working with younger kids, have them use glue dots, …
… then place the googly eyes on. That would be our buzzer’s head.
Now apply some glue on the back of the head and start by adding a small pom-pom, …
… then continue with adding the other smaller pom poms, forming a row.
The Wings Frame
Take the chenille stick and fold it pretzel-like.
Then wrap the ends of the stick around the pretzel to secure it.
Apply some glue on the wings …
… and put them on top of the buzzer’s body.
Let the glue dry.
Take the ¼ chenille stick, form a circle …
… and secure it with the hot glue.
Attach the circle to the body.
Using your pencil, draw two wing-like shapes on the back of the self-adhesive foam sheet, …
… then cut the wing shapes out.
Put some hot glue on top of the wing shapes, …
… and glue them on the wings frame.
Make as many as you like.
Have fun playing with these cute colorful buzzers!