Pipe Cleaner Ring: Boat Sailing The Seas

When I do craft with my girls, I like to experiment with the different materials. Pipe cleaners are one of my favourite craft materials. They can be twisted any which way to create different shapes. My girls love to make rings and bracelets, with some help from mummy.

This particular ring I’m going to show you how to make today, was discovered on a random morning when my nearly 3 year old daughter asked for a boat ring. We had just made a pipe cleaner butterfly ring and she was obviously impressed with my pipe cleaner skills. I got to work creating my “boat sailing the seas” pipe cleaner ring and thought it was good enough to share with you if you are looking for a craft that you and the kids can do together. 

It could be fun to whip one of these up for a prop when you’re reading a favourite boat book like the classic, Scuffy The Steam Boat.

Stuffy The Tugboat

boat sailing the seas pipe cleaner ring

These rings are great for:

  • Party Favours
  • Puppet prop for book reading
  • Birthday Party Craft
  • Dress ups
  • Dress ups for toys
  • Just for fun!
  • School holiday activity
  • Plays
  • Sleep overs
  • Photo booth prop
  • Christmas Craft


Pipe cleaner x 3 (choose nautical colours – or at least two blue pipe cleaners for the waves)

pipe cleaner boat ring


1. Wrap all 3 pipe cleaners around you or your child’s finger (depending on who will wear it.)
 boat pipe cleaner ring
2. Twist all the ends to create a ring.
boat pipe cleaner ring
3. Roll each blue end of the pipe cleaners – these will be the waves against the boat.
boat pipe cleaner ring
boat pipe cleaner ring
4. Bend the end of one of the red pipe cleaners into a small triangle to create the boat mast.
boat pipe cleaner ring
5. Bend the other red pipe cleaner over to create the boat deck.
boat pipe cleaner ring
6. Arrange the ‘waves’ to be on either side of the boat.
7. Bend the ring so the boat and waves are vertical so that the design can be worn as a ring.
pipe cleaner boat ring


If you liked this ring you might like to check out more pipe cleaner craft:

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1 Comment

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    May 26, 2016 at 6:57 am

    Hey Rebecca – super creative. My wife’s preschool she works at does some similar and the kids love it.

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