These adorable Pipe Cleaner Dancing Princesses are so simple to make. Not only do they make the most adorable decorations but they are also the perfect puppet/doll for imaginary play. You may also like to see some of my other pipe cleaner crafts: pipe cleaner snowdrops, pipe cleaner daffodils, pipe cleaner reindeer and pipe cleaner tiara.
My girls love using them to act out stories and plays. There’s something wonderfully tactile about them. The simple elegance and lack of features allows them to truly engage in their own ‘make believe’ world.
Materials Required To Make Pipecleaner Dancing Princesses
- cotton pipe cleaners (15cm or 30cm)
- paper napkins (plain or patterned),
- pair of scissors
Bend both pipe cleaners in half and twist the top of one to make the head.
Wrap the second pipe cleaner around the first to form a small body and arms, twisting at the back to tie off.
Take a paper napkin and add some concertina creases.
3And then gently twist the napkin to add texture to the dresses.
4Cut the very tip of the center off. This is where the head will go. Next open up the napkin and cut two small slits straight doesn’t either side of the neck opening. These will be for the arms.
Scrunch the napkin back, lay the pipe cleaner body in place and trim the dress to length.
Insert the pipe cleaner body into the napkin arms first. And finally, tie some cotton around the middle to define the waist and your princess if complete.