Quick & Easy Pipe Cleaner Teddy Bear

by Kim MacFarlane

Quick & Easy Pipe Cleaner Teddy Bear

Create this cute little 40mm chenille teddy bear with just one 500mm pipe cleaner, three tiny beads or a black pearl maker pen and a small bow.

Teddy's easy and quick to make and is ideal as a sweet topper for a new baby card, a brooch, keyring and a friendly embellishment for many craft projects.

Cut one 50cm pipe cleaner into 6, 9 and 11cm lengths.

Keep the remaining piece, this is required later.

Fold the ears, arms and leg pieces into the centres.

Allow the ends to overlap slightly.

Wind the 24cm piece around the ears twice. Then wind it twice again, this time winding from the top right to centre bottom once and then the top left to the centre bottom. This gives shape to the head.

This is the head.

Place the arms under the chin and the legs below the arms.

Wind the pipe cleaner from one shoulder to between the legs. Then from the other shoulder to between the legs.

Keep winding like this until you reach the end.

Tuck the end in to finish.

Glue three small beads into position for the eyes and nose.

Alternatively use a black pearl maker pen.

Attach a bow to complete.

Ideas for using teddy ...

Attach teddy to a key chain or pencil case zipper.

Attach a brooch back or magnet to teddy.

Attach a teddy to new baby cards.

Glue teddy onto a pencil.

Products Mentioned

  • 45mm Swivel Head Keyring - 2pcs #3617
  • Buddly Crafts 3mm Satin Ribbon Bows 10pcs - Golden Yellow
  • Hobby & Crafting Fun 12mm Round Magnets - 12pcs
  • Knorr Prandell 8mm x 500mm Chenille Stem Pipe Cleaners 10pcs - Sand Brown #535
  • Knorr Prandell Ø 2.5mm Glass Rocailles Beads - Black 20g
  • Knorr Prandell Pin Brooch Backs with Safety Lock 10pcs - 19mm Silver Tone
  • Waco Pearl Maker Pen 30ml - Anthracite

Kim MacFarlane

Designer & Founder of Buddly Crafts. A passionate crafter who enjoys seeing creativity grow wings and take flight.