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.
These rings are great for:
Puppet prop for book reading
Birthday Party Craft
Dress ups for toys
Just for fun!
School holiday activity
Photo booth prop
Pipe cleaner x 3 (choose nautical colours – or at least two blue pipe cleaners for the waves)
1. Wrap all 3 pipe cleaners around you or your child’s finger (depending on who will wear it.)
2. Twist all the ends to create a ring.
3. Roll each blue end of the pipe cleaners – these will be the waves against the boat.
4. Bend the end of one of the red pipe cleaners into a small triangle to create the boat mast.
5. Bend the other red pipe cleaner over to create the boat deck.
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.
If you liked this ring you might like to check out more pipe cleaner craft:
Bec is a plumber and stylist, believing a girl can be both practical and stylish – at the same time. At present she is a stay-at-home mum and jokes that she changes more nappies than washers these days. She is a mum to three little girls (5, 2, 1) who she styles on a daily basis. Rebecca loves to read (when she can), shop for clothes (when she has spare cash) and simultaneously scroll through Facebook and watch Netflix (when she has time). Bec writes two blogs: The Plumbette (http://www.theplumbette.com.au) , which is her foot in the construction pie, sharing plumbing tips and lifestyle memoirs and Styled by Bec (http://www.styledbybec.com.au) , which offers fashion advice for busy mums that need budget friendly tips.
EdwardMay 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.