How sweet is this Pipe Cleaner Swan Craft? It’s the ideal nature project for kids in the springtime. In addition to pipe cleaners, you also need pom poms and googly eyes – just follow our simple tutorial and make a whole flock of swans!
I have included affiliate links to useful products and services related to the topic of this post.
This post contains affiliate links, and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.
As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Read Full Disclosure Policy
Pipe Cleaner Swan Craft
The full list of materials, tools, and instructions is found in the printable tutorial card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through before starting this project to ensure that you have everything required and understand the steps and timings involved.
Fun fact – did you know that swans mate for life? So maybe this is also the cutest most thoughtful Valentine’s gift you could make for that special someone? You could even make them pink or red to tie in with the theme.
Or, this pipe cleaner swan craft could be a fun and easy project for Easter and spring?
You can make them in any color combinations you like, and they’re so cute everyone will love them. Let’s get started!
Materials & Tools Used in This Craft
The complete list of supplies, which may include basic crafting items that you already have can be found in the tutorial card at the end of this post. For your convenience, I’ve linked any notable materials and tools needed for this project to Amazon below.
- White Pom Poms – 1 large, 1 small
- Pipe Cleaners – also known as chenille stems, 2 white, 1 orange
- Googly Eyes
- Tacky Glue
Cheap Craft Supplies
Another great thing about this craft idea is that it’s very budget-friendly using supplies you may already have, or can be purchased cheaply:
If you’re in the USA, check out your local Dollar Store or Dollar Tree; and if you’re in the UK, the Poundshop, The Range, Wilko, and Baker Ross are great places to shop for cheap and inexpensive craft supplies. The rest of the world reading this – I don’t know every cheap store – sorry! But hunt the ones out in your location for crafting bargains!
More Animal Crafts
Looking for more animal crafts? Here are some more for you to check out! Just right-click and open a new tab to read next!
- Paper Blue Whale Craft – An Awesome Under The Sea Activity!
- How To Make Easter Egg Animals – A Fun Easter Craft for Kids
- Build A Cow! Holstein Dairy Cow & Bull – Free Printable Templates!
I’ve shared lots of great craft ideas on The Purple Pumpkin Blog over the years, in fact, there are 100+ crafts to make and do at home that you can try!
Fun Facts About Swans
When doing this swan craft project with kids, use it as a learning opportunity too!
- The swan is known around the world for its beauty, elegance, and grace.
- Swans are known to mate for life (although divorces can occur if there has been a nesting failure!).
- This water bird has ability to swim and fly with incredible speed and agility.
- Swans lay three to eight eggs in a clutch, and they are very defensive of their young.
- When in flight, a group of swans is called a wedge, because of the shape of the group that they form.
- When on the ground, a group of swans is called a bank.
- Otherwise, a group of swans are called a bevy, herd, game, or flight.
- Swans eat aquatic vegetation from riverbeds (which is easy with their long necks), as well as grass, molluscs, small fish, frogs, and worms.
- Swans can sleep standing on one leg or whilst floating, usually with their heads tucked back under a wing.
- A female swan is called a pen, a male swan is called a cob, and a baby swan is called a cygnet.
- Swans from the Northern Hemisphere have white feathers.
- In the Southern Hemisphere swans are mixed black and white.
- The Australian black swan is completely black except for the white flight feathers on its wing.
How Do I Make Pipe Cleaner Swan Craft?
Just check out the how-to card below with full materials, tools, and instructions. Any demonstration photos do not print out to save your ink.
- Cut and bend white pipe cleaners to create the swan's neck, wings, and tail feathers; and orange pipe cleaner to create a beak as shown. The length you use to bend into shape will depend on the size of your pom poms. Pipe cleaners can easily change shape as required!
- Glue body and head pompoms to neck pipe cleaner as shown.
- Glue googly eyes and beak to the small pom pom to create the swan's face.
- Glue the wings and tail to the body as shown, and leave to dry.