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Pipe Cleaner Penguins | Pipe Cleaner Crafts

Pipe Cleaner Penguins

Total Time Needed: 1-2 Hours

Create your own march of the penguins by crafting a group of these adorable cold-climate creatures. You can make adults with the directions below or cut the pipe cleaners in half to make baby birds.


  • 1 (12-inch) black pipe cleaner
  • 1 (2 1/2-inch) white pipe cleaner
  • 2 (4-inch) black pipe cleaners
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Orange craft foam
  • Craft glue
  • Googly eyes.


Pipe Cleaner Penguins - Step 1

1. Make a body by coiling a 12-inch black pipe cleaner around a pencil. Hook a 2 1/2-inch piece of white pipe cleaner between the top third and fourth coils and around the bottom coil.

Pipe Cleaner Penguins - Step 2

2. For each wing, fold a 4-inch piece of black pipe cleaner in half and bend the ends. Attach it by tucking the bent ends between the top third and fourth coils.

Pipe Cleaner Penguins - Step 3

3. Cut a beak and feet from orange craft foam. Stick the beak between the coils and secure it with a dot of craft glue. Then glue on the feet and a pair of googly eyes.