Pipecleaner flowers are a fantastic way to welcome the warmer weather into your house. Or, maybe these bright cheery flowers will help you think of warm spring days while you wait for the real flowers to bloom. Either way, this is the perfect Spring craft for kids.
You’ll need pipecleaners in green, red, purple, and any other color you think a flower should be, scissors, and optional beads.
*This is an affiliate link. If you choose to make a purchase after clicking the link, I will receive a small commission. For my full affiliates disclosure click here*
Here are five different ways to make Pipecleaner Flowers
First make a stem. You can use this stem for all the flower types!
Use one green pipecleaner and bend in half.
Twist the end to create a looped leaf.
Leave it like this for a long stem.
Bend in half again and twist to bring all four pieces together for a shorter, but sturdier stem.
You can make multiple leaves for your stem too!
Thread beads to a red or pink pipecleaner if you want to use them. Threading beads onto pipecleaners is a great way for preschoolers and toddlers to practice some fine motor skills.
Create three triangle points in the center. Now bend the ends to each other and twist to attach them together.
Loop one end of a stem to the part of the flower where the red ends meet.
2. Small four petal flower
Choose one pipecleaner in the color of your choice. Loop one end in a tear drop shape, keep it small!
Create a loop of the same size and twist the excess across the middle.
Repeat on the top and bottom.
Bend the excess (there won’t be much) around the green stem.
3. Large Four (or more) Petal Flower
Cut two (or more) pipecleaners in half.
Thread beads on to each if desired.
Bend into a teardrop shape and twist ends together.
Twist the petal ends to a long green stem, leaving some green on the end.
Loop the green stem around and twist.
Rearrange the petals as needed.
4. Twisty Bud Flower
Twist the ends of a green stem and any color you choose together.
Start rolling the pipecleaner in the color you chose from the center out to make a spiral.
One it is rolled all the way up, twist the end to the last spiral to close it.
Gently tug the ends of the spiral apart.
5. Rose Pipecleaner Flower
Take three to four red or pink pipecleaners and wrap the end of a green stem around the center.
Begin rolling each end toward the center like the bud flower.
Arrange the petals once they are all rolled.