These beaded pipe cleaner flowers are so fun! They take less than 10 minutes to make and they’re great for developing fine motor skills. This is a great idea for your outdoor seating area or even inside. The other iodea we have is a bouquet for mothers day!
Size of Group- Any
Colors are your choice, One color for the stem, One for all of the petals and one for the center of the flower is needed.
1 Green Pipe cleaner (12″ length)
5 Purple Pipe cleaners (6″ length)
1 Yellow Pipe cleaner (6″ length)
Plastic pony beads
White Glue (optional) or Hot Glue
Thread the pony beads onto the Petal pipe cleaners. any amount is fine, no more than 10-15 though.
Twist together the ends of each pipe cleaner to make the petals. You should end up with 5 teardrop-shaped petals.
Lay the end of one of the petals over top of the 12 inch long green pipe cleaner, leaving about 1.5 inches of green pipe cleaner empty at the end. (As Pictured)
Then twist the end of the petal around the green pipe cleaner to hold it in place.
Place the second petal right next to the first petal (try not to leave any green pipe cleaner showing) and twist the end around the green pipe cleaner to hold it in place.
Continue twisting the end of each petal around the green pipe cleaner until all five have been attached.
Cross the 1.5 inch end of the green pipe cleaner over the longer end of the green pipe cleaner. Again, try to get it tight enough that there’s no green pipe cleaner showing in the middle of the flower.
Then twist the 1.5 inch green pipe cleaner end around the stem. Continue twisting the pipe cleaner down the stem until the entire 1.5 inch end has been twisted in.
The petals will probably be overlapping a little bit, so bend them into position to make your flower shape.
Pinch the end of the yellow pipe cleaner and roll it into a tight spiral.
Add a little bit of glue to the middle of the flower and attach the yellow spiral to the middle of your flower. (The glue gun also works great here!)
The beaded pipe cleaner flowers are pretty heavy, so they won’t stand up on their own. So if you want to make a flower arrangement, you’ll need to insert the green pipe cleaner into a green drinking straw.