Fun with yarn and pipe cleaners
We love yarn and pipe cleaner crafts. At one point, we were going through packages of pipe cleaners at a breakneck pace, but we haven’t had them out in awhile. Earlier this week, though, my friend Nancy sent me a list of links that enticed me to lay out pipe cleaners and yarn and wooden beads and fabric–basically a big pile of old favorites.
(In case you can’t tell, that’s a witch and a ghost, carrying a pumpkin, riding on a broom. Anna carefully attached them with pipe cleaners, aka “safety belts.”)
My kids seem to find pipe cleaners a very satisfying material to work with. It bends and cuts easily, and we have lots of colors. Maggie made a little basket and a black cat to go along with her witch.
No question, though–Anna’s favorite part was cutting the witches’ hair. I started one with very long hair. Once Anna got done with it, here’s what she looked like:
So much to love–the yellow safety belt, the sunglasses. My favorite part, though? Listening to the girls play with their witches–there was a pumpkin contest of some sort, and a lot of flying. And Anna insisted that her witches flew the fastest because of their short hair. Long hair slows you down, don’t you know?