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Creepy Crawly Pipe Cleaner Creatures

Using this method, you can make any number of crawling creatures from your pile of pipecleaners.

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Besides pipecleaners, you may want to use some googly eyes and glue.

To make legs, antennae, and heads for your creatures, bend pipecleaners into zig-zag shapes and twist as shown.

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You can make 3, 4, or 5-legged sections as shown and combine them for the number of appendages your creature needs.

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To make the bodies/shells, spiral a pipecleaner around your finger, starting loose and getting tighter.

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Flatten the coils and twist to tighten.

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Add your legs to the body. Use the last bit of pipe cleaner from the shell to hold in the legs.

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Add eyes and you’re good to go!

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