Ready to make some Pipe Cleaner Dragons?
I adapted this idea from a pipe cleaner dragons bookmark on Danielle’s Place. My 8 year old and I made his together, but I did the whole thing for the younger boys (age 3 and 6). Too much detailed cutting and use of the glue gun for them – but the finished result is such a cute (and cheap!) toy. If you’re crafty and don’t mind making several, I think these would make awesome party favors for a dragon or castle themed birthday party!
To make them, you will need:
- Pipe cleaners – You’ll need 4 for each dragon.
- Craft foam
- Craft sticks – one will make two dragons
- Googly eyes
- Hot glue gun
Step 1: Cut a small section from the end of a craft stick. Round off the end with scissors like this.
Step 2: To make the head, fold the end of a pipe cleaner around in a circle. Then wrap it the other way a few times to give the head some depth. Leave the end for the neck.
Step 3: Take a second pipe cleaner and wrap it tightly around the neck, starting just under the head. Then wrap around the body.
Step 4: Tuck a third pipe cleaner under the others and keep wrapping. When I got to the end of the body I added a little hot glue to the craft stick to keep the pipe cleaner in place. Leave the end hanging to be the tail.
Step 5: Add craft foam horns and tail, and glue on googly eyes. Cut four pieces for the legs and glue them to the body.
Step 6: Add foam feet and wings, and you’re done!
We love crafting with pipe cleaners because they are so versatile and such a frugal craft material!
Be sure to check out our Pipe Cleaner Crafts