This is a fun activity for Valentine's Day particularly if you've got a little princess or prince who'd like a little tiara or crown for the day. Once you have the basic design you can make it as decorative as you want. Adults will need to help with some of the winding on, particularly to ensure that any metal bits from the pipe cleaners are smoothed down.
: 10 minutes
: Under 5's, 5-10's
Pipe cleaners are all you need
Twist two pipe cleaners together
Once you have your wound pipe cleaners, mould into a semi circle. You can use your childs head as a guide if you like. This is your base.
This is your base
Create two loops from the middle point out to one side
Repeat for the other side, until you have four loops around the base. An adult will need to check that the wrapping has not exposed any sharp bits from the pipe cleaner.
Then add two more loops to the other side; you will have four loops in total
Take one pipe cleaner for a heart in the centre
#5 to 10s
Create your heart
Copyright 2012,2013,2014 On Topic Media PTY LTD. ABN 18113479226.