Pipe Cleaner Finger Puppets – Pipe Cleaner Craft

When it comes to crafts for kids, pipe cleaners are one of the most popular craft materials.

You can use them in all kinds of fun projects, making pipe cleaning finger puppets one of the most fun projects around.

Finger pipe cleaning craft for kids

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This popular material is so versatile, you can use it alone or combine it with other materials (like craft sticks to make a cute handmade crocodile).

How many of you have a funny puppet friend who can always act in the silliest way possible?

And how many of you know how to create something that can make you smile every day?

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We bet you don’t have a friend like Sillybilly!

Pipe cleaning finger puppets for children to make

Wondering how to make it? That’s why we are here.

How to make pipe cleaning finger puppets

What you need:

  • 3 pipe cleaners
  • 1 large fluffy pompom
  • 1 medium sized pompom
  • 4 small balls
  • 2 divine eyes
  • 5 feathers (optional, choose not tested on animals)
  • 5 wooden beads
  • hot glue gun (adult assistance required) – or low temperature glue gun if young children are doing this on their own
  • pencil
  • drag


Instructions step by step

Apply a little glue to a medium sized pompom…

Step 2-1

…and put on the big fuzzy hat.

Step 1

Now, put some glue on two small tassels and place them on the medium tassel, side by side.

Step 1-2

That would be the eyeball.

Step 1-3

Next, put some glue on the fake eyes and attach them to the eyeballs.

Step 1-4

Create a spiral around the pencil with a chenille stick, then cut the spiral in half with scissors.

Step 2

Apply a little glue to each end of the spiral…

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Step 2-2

…and place them on the back of the head facing up as if they were bunny ears.

Step 2-3

Then add a little glue to the remaining two furballs…

Step 2-4

…and place them on top of the lace spirals.

Step 2-5

Place a feather trough in each spiral and seal with glue.

Step 3

Add two more feathers in the middle and seal with glue, then place a feather in front of the middle feathers and seal with glue.

Step 3-1


Step 3-2

The head is done.

Step 3-3

Create a spiral around a glue stick using a…

Step 4

…then glue that spiral onto the medium-sized pompom as if it were a neck.

Step 4-1

Take the remaining pipe cleaner and form two pretzel-like circles around your index and middle fingers.

Step 4-2

Then fold a circle around the pipe cleaner as shown in the picture below…

Step 4-3

All the way around.

Step 4-4

… and sealed with glue.

Step 4-5

Weave the wooden beads over the two chenille halves, then twist the rest of the chenille halves into a circle.

Step 4-7

Apply a little glue on the spot inside the spiral neck.

Step 4-8

Press with your finger and hold until dry.

Step 4-9

Now glue the end of the spiral beyond the lower bead.

Let dry.

Step 4-10


Step 4-12

Easy, right?

Step 4-13

Now you can put your fingers in the holes and do your silly dance, run, tell jokes, sing, play with someone’s hair, pick flowers in the garden or talk during your lunch break.

Pipe cleaning finger puppets for children

Have fun playing with your new scarecrow friend, aiming for the fun we all aim for.

Wishing you successful manufacturing!

Pipe cleaning finger puppet craft ideas

Project contributed by Ema.

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