Happy New Year everyone! January always begins with a sense of promise, as we focus on our hopes and plans for the coming year. And after the flurry of holiday crafting, the idea of getting cozy with a cup of tea and working on something simple – without any glitter or sparkle – sounds refreshing, doesn’t it?
Today’s craft fits the bill, as we’re going to make some easy chenille pipe cleaner dolls. This DIY is indeed easy and also doesn’t require a lot of time. Chenille pipe cleaner dolls are fun for kids to make too.
Let’s get started!
Supplies: You’ll need one 12-inch Chenille Pipe Cleaner, sometimes called a Chenille Stem, for each pipe cleaner doll. These chenille stems are the pipe cleaners that have “bumps” in them. You can usually find these in craft stores in the general crafting section. I purchased a package of 12 in black, but you’re sure to find different colors to choose from.
Step 1: Take your pipe cleaner and cut it into three sections as follows:
- Section A: will have one chenille bump (This will become the head.)
- Section B: will have one chenille bump (This will become the arms.)
- Section C: will have two chenille bumps (This will become the body and legs.)
Step 2: Take Section A and curve it together so that the ends are touching. (This will look like a tear drop shape.) Keeping those ends together, twist them once.
Step 3: Wrap the end of Section A (that you just twisted) around the middle of Section B. It should look like a hook that you then tuck into itself, around Section B. Now you have the head and the arms done!
Step 4: Take Section C and find the midpoint – in between the two chenille bumps on the pipe cleaner stem. Put Section C “into” the opening of the head (Section A), stopping at Section C’s midpoint.