Pipe Cleaner Superhero

Pipe Cleaner Superheroes

This fun little craft was one of my kids favorite crafts to date!

What you need:

  • 3 Pipe cleaners
  • Construction Paper or Felt for cape
  • 2 Paper Straws
  • 2 Googly eyes
  • 7 Pony beads
  • 1 Wooden bead (we used 3/4 inch diameter beads)
  • Hot glue
  • Scissors
  • Markers


  • Start by drawing hair and superhero masks on the wooden beads & add a little mouth
  • Using hot glue attach the googly eyes to the mask on the wooden bead
  • Take the three pipe cleaners & twist them together in the middle. Adjust them so that they are arranged to look like the picture here!
  • Slide the three pony beads onto both of the bottom two pipe cleaners to form the body.
  • Cut the straws into 8 segments (approx. 1″ each)
  • Build the arms and legs by sliding on a piece of the cut straw, then a pony bead, then another piece of straw.
  • Bend the ends of the pipe cleaners into hands and feet.
  • Slide the head onto the other two pipe cleaners & trim off the extra pipe cleaner. You can Add some hot glue onto the pieces of pipe cleaners & slide the head on to secure it.
  • Cut out a cape from construction paper or felt and use hot glue to attach it to a 2 inch piece of pipe cleaner. We made an A for the back of the cape to stand for Abram our middle kiddo!
  • Attach the cape with the pipe cleaner to the figure by twisting the pipe cleaner around the neck to secure it.
  • Our kids like making stop motion and these were perfect for making those!
pipe cleaner body
superhero head
pipe cleaner superhero