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Pipe Cleaner People Video

Awhile back I spent a bit of time trying to find a way to make something fun with pipe cleaners, something that I knew young students could do without a lot of frustration.

My conclusion? Smaller is better, and simple little body shapes made with two pipe cleaners (one for the basic body and one for wrapping) were easy to repeat and then pose and play with.

These little figures could make a fun mini Keith Haring project, or charms on a necklace, or bodies in a miniature house, the list goes on. I’m determined to somehow bring them into my curriculum this year as I think the twisting and wrapping would be good practice for those that don’t get to practice their 3D skills.