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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  • 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!


  • These are so cute. I have never seen them before. I love the idea. Simple yet so creative. Thanks for sharing.


  • love this so simple to make, easy for little hands.


  • Such a unique idea. Love the colours of your lizards.

    • You could make all sorts of rainbow coloured ones


  • You have done such a great job. Kids would love this project. Thanks


  • How original they look great. With a magnet they would look great on the fridge. Thanks for the idea.


  • My son would live this


  • Great art project for the little ones


  • How cute is this! Perfect for those ‘I’m bored mummy’ moments


  • So cute! I’ll have to try this at work – great for StoryTime


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