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Valentine's Day Kids Craft: Pipe Cleaner Heart Flowers

by Anita Oliveira on January 16, 2017

Valentine's Day Toddler Craft: Pipe Cleaner Heart Flowers Materials

Valentine's Day has always been a special holiday in our family. Start with heart-shaped pancakes and pink milk, served on personalized placemats of course. It's an easy way to get everyone in the spirit of a day that celebrates love!  Celebrate with your little sweeties by making one of our kid-friendly family crafts. These super easy pipe cleaner heart flowers are great for kids as young as preschool!

Pipe Cleaner Heart Flowers

Valentine's Day Toddler Craft: Pipe Cleaner Heart Flowers Materials

Materials:

  • 3 red pipe cleaners (for flowers, base, and stem)
  • 1 green pipe cleaner (for leaves)
  • Small piece of green felt (about 4" x 2" for leaves)
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Printable leaf template

 

Valentine's Day Toddler Craft: Pipe Cleaner Heart Flowers Materials

Instructions:

1. Wrap your first red pipe cleaner around the pencil to make a tight coil.

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2. Repeat with second red pipe cleaner.

Valentine's Day Toddler Craft: Pipe Cleaner Heart Flowers from Art Appeel

3. Bend the third red pipe cleaner into a check mark shape with the short end about 1/2" longer than one coil. (You might have to help younger kids to get the right proportion.) 

Valentine's Day Toddler Craft: Pipe Cleaner Heart Flowers from Art Appeel

4. Slip one coil onto the shorter end of the check mark and gently push down into the V point. Slip the second coil on to the longer end of the check mark and gently push down into the V point.

Valentine's Day Toddler Craft: Pipe Cleaner Heart Flowers from Art Appeel

5. Bend into a heart shape by holding the V and bending each side down. This part can be a little tricky, so you may need to help until they get the hang of it!

Valentine's Day Toddler Craft: Pipe Cleaner Heart Flowers from Art Appeel

Valentine's Day Toddler Craft: Pipe Cleaner Heart Flowers from Art Appeel

Valentine's Day Toddler Craft: Pipe Cleaner Heart Flowers from Art Appeel

Valentine's Day Toddler Craft: Pipe Cleaner Heart Flowers from Art Appeel

6. Twist shorter end around longer end to secure, and gently re-shape into a heart shape.

Valentine's Day Toddler Craft: Pipe Cleaner Heart Flowers from Art Appeel

7. Cut leaf out of green felt using template. (Detailed instructions are found in the printable template above.)

Valentine's Day Toddler Craft: Pipe Cleaner Heart Flowers from Art Appeel

8. Cut green pipe cleaner in half and bend into a V shape.

Valentine's Day Toddler Craft: Pipe Cleaner Heart Flowers from Art Appeel

9. Wrap green pipe cleaner around center of felt leaf and twist.

Valentine's Day Toddler Craft: Pipe Cleaner Heart Flowers from Art Appeel

Valentine's Day Toddler Craft: Pipe Cleaner Heart Flowers from Art Appeel

10. Wrap around a single flower, or make a whole bouquet and hold them together with a leaf or 2.

Valentine's Day Toddler Craft: Pipe Cleaner Heart Flowers from Art Appeel

Valentine's Day Toddler Craft: Pipe Cleaner Heart Flowers Materials

 

 

1 comment
by Lori on February 09, 2019

This is so creative, simple and fun. Thank you so much!

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