Pipe Cleaner Christmas Tree Ornament

This pipe cleaner Christmas tree will make a nice ornament. It has a lot going for it. It is cheap, easy and fun to make. Be sure to have plenty of pipe cleaners. I am sure that your kids will want to make several this holiday season.

Christmas tree ornament

 After you make your ornament you will want to hang it on the tree so that it doesn’t get bent out of shape.

Did you know that trees have been made out of feathers, aluminum, or plastic?

For this project you will need;

  • Two green pipe cleaners I used the sparkly ones
  • One gold sparkly pipe cleaner

or you could use yellow if you don’t have sparkly a one

  • A small two inch piece of green pipe cleaner
  • A tree cookie cutter three-half by three inches
  • A star cookie cutter one inch

How to Make a Pipe Cleaner Christmas Tree

Place one end of the green sparkly pipe cleaner on the bottom of the tree cookie cutter. Bend the pipe cleaner around the tree. Make sure that you push the pipe cleaner into all the indents on the cookie cutter. When you get all the way around the cookie cutter, twist the two ends of the pipe cleaner together. Do the same with the other green sparkly pipe cleaner.

Hold the star cookie cutter so that two of the points are on the bottom. Place your gold pipe cleaner so that the end is near the bottom of the star. Fold around the star cookie cutter. When you get to the bottom of the star, twist the two ends of the pipe cleaner together. You should have some leftover.

Place one tree shape inside the other so that it makes a 3D shape. (3D stands for three dimensional. In this case it would be width, length, and height. This is also known as the X, Y, and Z coordinates). With the short piece of green pipe cleaner twist around the bottom of the tree pipe cleaners.

Place the star shape on top of the tree shape. Twist the ends together around the tree shape. Your tree will now stay together. Bend any of the points that need a little more definition.

The star on top of the Christmas tree reminds me of the chorus in the Christmas song “We Three Kings.”

You could also use other shaped cookie cutters to make different ornaments. Try folding a silver pipe cleaner around a bell.

See cookie cutters are good for something besides making cookies. We made a pipe cleaner Christmas tree.

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