A really quick and easy craft for preschoolers and older. My daughter needed some help with cutting the pipe cleaners and twisting the feet on, other wise she was able to do most of this herself.


  • 2 paddle pop sticks
  • 6 pipe cleaners
  • glue or sticky tape
  • textas for decorating
  • scissors


  1. Cut one pipe cleaner in half to make the 2 legs.
    Cut the other pipe cleaner in half, and then half again. These 4 bits will make the feet. Twist one onto each end of the legs.
  2. Use glue or sticky tape to stick to the underside of the paddle pop stick.
  3. Twist the third pipe cleaner to make a tail and secure it with sticky tape to the end of the paddle pop stick. Decorate it as you like.

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    • 08 Jan 2016
      3:06 pm

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  • Cute! There are so many things to do with popsicle sticks.


  • These always make me smile!


  • I love these lizards, so much potential for a wonderful creative project.


  • We used to do a lot of these type of crafts when the kids were younger. Pop sickles pipe cleaners, toilet rolls egg boxes empty cardboard boxes are must haves !


  • Pop sticks and pipe cleaners again! Need me some pop sticks, got the pipe cleaners, just need sticks


  • So cool great fun


  • Very creative and a good use for the sticks!


  • Such a fun and simple activity!


  • awesome I just found a bag of sticks in my cupboard!!


  • I like these. Thank you so much for sharing these.


  • You could make these as party favours for lolly bags or stick a magnet on them to hang on the fridge


  • This is very cute. I really need to stock up on craft supplies now that I have step by step instructions for such cute activities


  • A great school holiday craft idea


  • Pop sticks and pipe cleaners really have a whole extra life of their own


  • A very creative way to use paddle pop sticks!


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