These adorable Dancing Princesses are the cutest Pipe Cleaner Craft for kids, are mess-free, great for imaginary play and make sweetest room decorations.
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.
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Materials For Paper Napkin Dancing Princesses Pipe Cleaner Craft
The great thing about these Paper Napkin Pipe Cleaner Princesses is that they are mess-free! There’s no paint, glitter or glue!
- cotton pipe cleaners (15cm or 30cm) – if you’re not in the UK you may be restricted to white or unbleached pipe cleaners
- paper napkins (plain or patterned),
- cotton thread
- pair of scissors
How To Make The Dancing Princesses
Take pipe cleaners per princess. Bend both pipe cleaners in half and twist the top of one to make the head.
Next, wrap the second pipe cleaner around the first to form a small body and arms, twisting at the back to tie off.
Take one paper napkin and add some concertina creases.
And then gently twist the napkin, to add texture to the dresses.
Untwist the napkin and cut 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 either side of the neck opening. These will be for the arms.
Scrunch the napkin in slightly and lay the pipe cleaner body in place so you can trim the dress to length. Make sure you keep it as long as the legs as this helps the princess to stand up.
Insert the pipe cleaner body into the napkin dress with the arms pointing up and insert then carefully first, finishing with the head. Finally, tie some cotton around the middle to define the waist and your princess if complete.