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Pipe Cleaner Craft: Button Beings

Button Beings

Total Time Needed: 30 Minutes or less

The hardest part of this craft is deciding which critters to create.


  • Buttons
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Permanent markers
  • Craft glue
  • Googly eyes
  • Craft beads


Gather buttons, pipe cleaners, permanent markers, craft glue, googly eyes, and craft beads.

Then encourage your child to make any creature he can imagine by threading the pipe cleaners through the buttonholes.

Get creative by linking multiple buttons and by molding the pipe cleaners into interesting shapes such as tails, antennae, legs, wings, and more. (Remember that you can twist together 2 pipe cleaners for extra length.)

Button Beings - Step 4

Once a body's done, add a mouth with a marker and glue on 2 (or 3 or 4!) eyes.