Dress-Up Activities for Kids

Pipe Cleaner Ears

Pipe cleaner ears are a great costume accessory.
Pipe cleaner ears are a great costume accessory.
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These pipe cleaner ears are great for Halloween costumes, dress-up play, or any old day you feel like being silly.

You can also use this idea to create other pretend "hats," to make other animal ears stick up or hang from the band, or to tie yarn to the pipe cleaners to make a wig. Have fun!

What You'll Need:

  • 6 or 7 pipe cleaners
  • Scissors
  • Construction paper
  • Markers
  • Craft glue
  • Yarn (optional)

How to Make Pipe Cleaner Ears:

Step 1: Make a hat form with pipe cleaners (see picture). Twist the ends of two or three pipe cleaners together in a band. Make sure it fits around your head. Ask an adult to trim off any excess.

Step 2: Take four pipe cleaners and attach them to the band. Twist them together at the top to make a "hat."

Step 3: Cut two rabbit ears in a fold-over pattern from a piece of construction paper. Color them with markers.

Step 4: Fold them over the top pipe cleaners and glue the sides together.

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