Here is the simple instructions on how to make a pipe cleaner crown. They are so lovely and whimsical, your child is sure to love making and wearing one of these. They are also a lovely costume accessory for when your child is in the mood for some imaginative play. A teacher friend of mine recently invited us to her child’s birthday party. On the day and as we entered the party venue Possum (almost 4) was offered one of these handmade gold pipe cleaner crowns. She was, of course, absolutely thrilled with the idea of wearing a crown on her head, especially sparkling gold.
Recommended age: 3 years+ (Active supervision is always required)
Speaking of gold, may I just take a moment to remind you that September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month and gold is the colour that it symbolises. Whilst September is almost over now, awareness about childhood cancer needs to be all year round.
There are children (and their families) facing the tough battle of beating childhood cancer and it has recently become clear that more support and funding needs to go into finding a cure. If you’d like to find out more facts about childhood cancer please visit The Kids’ Cancer Project and the opportunity to donate is there too.
Now to make these beautiful pipe cleaner crowns all you need are pipe cleaners! For the gold pipe cleaner crowns I made, I used 3.5 gold pipe cleaners. Of course you can make them larger, which would require more pipe cleaners, but I like that this crown sits on top of the head, so no measuring required.
With the first pipe cleaner make a large circle and twist the ends together. This forms the base of your crown. Next step is to bend then cut in half and remaining pipe cleaners so they are all half its original size. With these smaller pieces you need to fold them in half once again (but don’t cut), create a loop in the middle (see above) then attach those ends to the circle you made at the beginning.
You’ll have a beautiful golden pipe cleaner crown before you know it. These crowns are perfect for imaginative play and, if your child is old enough to learn how to make pipe cleaner crowns themselves, it’s a great work out for their fine motor skills.
Do you have a child who would like to wear a pipe cleaner crown?
For those of you who want more gold crafts and activities 🙂