These wood bead and pipe cleaner Christmas ornaments are a great preschool craft for the holiday season. There’s no glue, no glitter, and very little mess to clean up. The kids will have fun picking up the beads and learning to thread them onto the pipe cleaner.
Supplies for This Preschool Christmas Ornament Craft
Here are the supplies for this preschool Christmas ornament made from pipe cleaners and wooden beads:
- Pipe cleaners
- Wooden beads (we chose assorted sizes)
Gather the supplies together prior to starting this project. It can also be nice to have a tray to work on to catch any runaway beads! And with all preschool Christmas ornament crafts (and everything lol), ensure you read and follow all the instructions prior to starting. Full supervision is also a must!
How to Make Wooden Bead and Pipe Cleaner Circle Ornaments
Here is how to make these wooden bead and pipe cleaner ornaments with preschoolers:
- Bend the end of one pipe cleaner to keep the beads from falling off.
- Thread beads onto the pipe cleaner, one by one.
- Periodically bend the pipe cleaner into a circle shape.
- Stop adding beads when there are enough to go around in a circle (usually about 10). It’s ok to take off some beads if there are too many!
- Twist the ends of the pipe cleaner together to form the beads into a circle. It should now be starting to look a bit like a Christmas ornament.
- Have an adult trim the extra ends off of the pipe cleaner.
- Have an adult cut a piece of ribbon to create the hanging loop.
- Tie the piece of ribbon around the circle of beads. These ornaments seem to hang best if the ribbon is coaxed in between two beads.
That’s how to make these toddler pipe cleaner Christmas ornaments! This craft is based on this Scandinavian-style DIY ornament tutorial.
Not bad for a preschool Christmas ornament! We will make lots of these for gifts this year 🙂