Pipe Cleaner Crafts for Kids
Pipe Cleaner Hyacinths
Add height to your pipe cleaner flower bouquet with the lovely hyacinth flower! This pipe cleaner craft is created in simple steps and can help 4-year-olds practice fine motor skills. But it’s not just for kids! The whole family will enjoy including you!
What are hyacinths used for?
Not only do hyacinths come in beautiful shades of violet and blue but did you know - hyacinths have medicinal properties too! Hyacinth seeds are known to help sore throats and digestive issues. They are loaded with antioxidants and other nutrients!
***Do not ingest hyacinths without consulting a medical provider! While their seeds may be medicinal, their bulbs are POISONOUS
How to Make a Hyacinth Pipe Cleaner
1. You’ll need one purple and one green pipe cleaner for this project. To make the curled shape of the flower, you’ll also need a pencil, and don’t forget a pair of scissors.
2. Cut the pipe cleaners in half. You can create two hyacinths back to back! Or keep it on the long side to create one large hyacinth.
3. Coil the purple pipe cleaners around the pencil. You can form the coil more into a flower shape by twisting the top a little smaller and the bottom a little wider.
4. Slide the coil through the stem ( the green pipe cleaner). Surprisingly mine stays well as it is! However, to secure the bloom in place, curl the end around the stem. This also keeps the bloom shape intact.
5. Repeat with your second bloom and now you have two additional flowers to add to your flower vase!
Take a look at the hyacinth step-by-step video to see how it’s done!
Create hyacinths in all shades of blue and violet with the Pipe Cleaner Craft Kit! You can create your own pipe cleaner garden with the numerous craft activities in this one kit.