How to make flowers with pipe cleaners

Pipe cleaners can be used to make a number of wonderful arts and crafts. Continue reading to learn how to make your own pipe cleaner daffodils with minimal materials and a touch of time!

You will need:

  • 3 yellow pipe cleaners
  • 1 green pipe cleaner
  • 1 orange pipe cleaner
  • Glue gun and glue


  • Start with your yellow pipe cleaners. Fold them in half to find the mid point of each pipe cleaner.
  • Lay the yellow pipe cleaners flat and arrange them in the shape of a star with the mid points overlapping one another.
  • Twist the yellow pipe cleaners together at the mid point to secure them all together.
  • Now roll each yellow pipe cleaner up like the shell of a snail. Remember to roll all of them in the same direction. So, if you start rolling your first one to the left, continue to do so with the rest of them. This will ensure that you create a well-balanced design.
  • Wind up each pipe cleaner until you reach the centre of the flower.
  • Now bend approximately 1 inch of the end of the green pipe cleaner into the shape of the letter ā€œJā€. Loop the bent part of the green pipe cleaner through the middle of the flower and twist the short end around the long end to secure the stem to the flower.
  • Wind the orange pipe cleaner up like the yellow ones. Don’t wind it up all the way ā€“ stop after just a few rotations before wrapping the rest around your small finger.
  • Remove from your finger and press the coil down to compress it.
  • Add some hot glue to the base (the portion shaped like a snail shell) of the orange pipe cleaner and secure to the centre of the flower.

Make as many of these flowers as you like and arrange them in a vase or clay pot if you prefer. You can secure the stems to a piece of floral foam or polystyrene to hold them in an upright position.