My kids love to make Christmas ornaments each year for our Christmas tree, and while I’m fairly OCD about the tree matching perfectly, I can control myself enough to let them put on a few random ornaments without going crazy. (Though I’ll admit I do have to re-place the ornaments into their correct positions after the kids go to sleep). Hey – I haven’t been diagnosed so give me a break already!
I saw these snowflake pipe cleaner ornaments a few years back and thought they would make a fun family craft. The kids had a blast making them and they were so easy and inexpensive to make (because I bought all the ingredients at Walmart!)that we made them again this year. If you’re looking for a last minute craft to fill your family party, this just might do the trick!
Pipe Cleaners (Plain white and Iridescent or silver)
Crystal Plastic Beads
Step 1: Cut 2 white pipe cleaners and 1 iridescent pipe cleaner in half
Step 2: Twist the 4 white 1/2 size pipe cleaners together one full turn
Step 3: Twist 1 iridescent pipe cleaner on at a time around the white pipe cleaners, alternating two white, one iridescent
Step 4: Add crystal beads to white pipe cleaners as desired
Step 5: Kink white pipe cleaners and twist ends together