Spring is just around the corner! With Spring comes bunnies and chicks! Why? Other than the obvious “easter” theme reason, which for me, is somewhat legit for me…but really I bought all these pipe cleaners and thought I better use these things up!
It’s going to take forever to use up the amount of pipe cleaners I actually have, however, at least I am making an effort with this super easy and adorable project.
Technically, you can make any sort of animal head/face by using different colored pipe cleaners. I decided to try to make white rabbits and chicks. The basics on this is simple: pipe cleaners are rolled tight into tight disks , ears are made, then sandwiched between the disks to be finally glued together (I used hot glue, but any sort of glue will work).
Ears are all folded into shapes, edges wrapping the insides of the ears. Rabbit ears can be tall, thin, short or even floppy. The pipe cleaners are sturdy, so I mostly wrapped white edges around the inside pink floofy wires.
Once everything is glued together, small pom-poms and googly eyes are added. I used an alcohol marker to color one of the white pom-poms I had to turn pink. I also had different types of googly eyes to play around with.
The Chicks were put together with the same sort of techniques: create an “egg” shaped disk in yellow, two matching per every chick you want to make. Cut two yellow pipe cleaners in half and fold each into a “wing” like shape. Mine is a tight zig-zag. Grab two sparkly-orange pipe cleaners, fold and shape into legs and feet. Once this is all together, place the wings on one of the disks (on opposite sides of the disks), then place one set of legs on the center bottom of your yellow disk. Just keep in mind it’s supposed to be a little bird, so position the bird parts so it looks anatomically correct. Once all these parts in place, fill the disk with glue and then, finish off with the “back” disk.
Add the googly eyes and cut the mouth out of an orange scrap paper. It’s a folded square that I trimmed to make it more beak-like.
I’m planning on using these for gifts or embellishments. Super cute!