Apr 03 , 2020
Pipe cleaner and bead bunnies, like these are easy bunny crafts for preschoolers and kids of all ages, are fun to make for Easter. Bunny crafts made with pipe cleaners and wooden beads are so easy to make that you don’t even need glue!TO MAKE EACH BEAD & PIPE CLEANER BUNNY CRAFT YOU WILL NEED:
- 2 Pipe cleaners
- 25mm Wooden Bead
- 20mm wooden bead
- 12mm wooden bead
STEP 1 – CUT PIPE CLEANERS OR CHENILLE STEMS
Use a pair of craft scissors to cut two pipe cleaners into two 8 inch sections. Cut one of the remaining pipe cleaner scraps into a 2-inch section and set it aside to use in step 5.
STEP 2 – FOLD PIPE CLEANERS OR CHENILLE STEMS IN HALF
Fold both 8-inch sections of pipe cleaners or chenille stems in half.
STEP 3 – INTERLOCK PIPE CLEANER HALVES
Join the folded sections of pipe cleaner by interlocking them at each fold so that the open ends of the folded pipe cleaners are facing away from each other. The bunny craft video tutorial below shows how this is done.
STEP 4 – THREAD INTERLOCKED PIPE CLEANERS THROUGH THE WOODEN BEADS
Next, thread the folded and interlocked pipe cleaners through a 25mm wooden bead and a 20mm wooden bead so that the smaller 20mm wooden bead is on top. Make sure that the interlocked section where the two pipe cleaners meet is sitting inside of the top 20mm wooden bead.
Again, if you would like to use colored wooden beads use our colored wooden bead tutorial.
STEP 5 – MAKE A BEAD AND PIPE CLEANER BUNNY TAIL AND PLACE INSIDE THE BOTTOM OF THE BUNNY
Thread a 12mm wooden bead onto the 2-inch section of pipe cleaner that you cut and set aside in step 1. Fold the 2-inch section of chenille stem in half around the wooden bead and thread it into the bottom of the 25mm wooden bead to make the bunny tail for your wooden bead bunny.
STEP 6 – MAKE PIPE CLEANER BUNNY FEET
Fold the pipe cleaners sticking out of the bottom bead and tuck them into the bottom of the bunny craft. Next, fold the pipe cleaner loops up and away from the bunny tail to make the pipe cleaner bunny feet. Secure the pipe cleaner bunny feet and bunny tail with a glue gun or white glue if desired.
Adding glue to the bunny craft to make it more secure is optional, but not necessary. We did not use glue when we made our pipe cleaner bunnies and they are holding up great!
STEP 7 – MAKE PIPE CLEANER BUNNY EARS
Shape the pipe cleaners sticking out of the top 20mm wooden bead into bunny ears by folding each side down and tucking them into the top of the bunny craft.
Secure the pipe cleaner bunny ears with a glue gun or white glue if desired. Again, glueing these bunny crafts to make them more secure is optional, but not necessary.