There are a lot of fun back to school crafts with pipe cleaners and pompoms. Kids love back to school crafts, and pipe cleaners and pompoms are inexpensive mediums that kids enjoy. This article will supply you with detailed supply lists and instructions for back to school crafts with pipe cleaners and pompoms.
A great back to school craft that is fun for kids, is a pencil topper. For this craft you will need pipe cleaners, pompoms, a hot glue gun, scissors, beads and sequins. Kids can really show off their creative sides with these pencil toppers.
Help kids create unique pencil top creatures by helping kids wrap a piece of pipe cleaner around a pen or pencil. Then twist the pipe cleaner to secure it in place. Twist the left over ends of the pipe cleaner around the pencil in spiral until it exceeds the end of the pencil. Cut the excess pipe cleaner ends.
Then glue a pompom to the curved end of the pipe cleaner. Now help your kids get creative by creating a creature out of the pompom. Add sequins and beads for eyes; add pipe cleaner pieces for hair or antennas. When the glue has dried the back to school pencil topper is complete.
Apple for the Teacher
A fun and cute pompom and pipe cleaner craft is an apple. This craft can be made into a pendant or charm. It can also be given to the teacher as a gift on the first day back to school. For this craft all you will need is a hot glue gun, hot glue sticks, scissors, a large red pompom, a tiny green pompom, and a green pipe cleaner.
Start by cutting a 2 inch piece of pipe cleaner. Bend it in half evenly. Curve the bend to make a loop. Place a pencil in the loop and twist the pipe cleaner to secure the shape. Then twist the ends of the pipe cleaner into a small spiral. Glue a small pompom to one spiral and pull the other one away from the loop to make a tendril shape. Glue the stem and leaf to the center of the pompom. Push it into the pompom strongly to make a slight indent on your back to school craft.
Pipe cleaners and pompoms are great crafting tools that can be found cheaply at local craft and dollar stores. These fun back to school crafts are great projects for getting kids ready to go back to school; so try these crafts with kids today!