Beaded Pipe Cleaner Rainbow Craft

Bead and Pipe Cleaner Rainbow – Happy HooligansSet your tray aside to dry (or give it a blast with a hairdryer to dry it quickly). “}]},{“@type”:”HowToStep”,”url”:”″,”name”:”Thread Pipe Cleaners”,”itemListElement”:[{“@type”:”HowToDirection”,”text”:”Using pipe cleaners in rainbow colours (ROYGBV), have your child thread matching beads on to each pipe cleaner, leaving some space at the end of each pipe cleaner.

This is where you can talk to your child about colour families (darker and lighter shades of one colour). For example, turquoise, navy and light blue beads can all go on the blue pipe cleaner. Magenta, red and burgundy beads can all go on the red pipe cleaner. “}],”image”:{“@type”:”ImageObject”,”@id”:”″,”inLanguage”:”en-US”,”url”:””,”width”:600,”height”:400}},{“@type”:”HowToStep”,”url”:”″,”name”:”Put in Rainbow Order”,”itemListElement”:[{“@type”:”HowToDirection”,”text”:”Once all of your pipe cleaners are threaded with beads, you’ll lay them out in rainbow order (also known as spectrum order). Remember good ol’ Roy G. Biv? That’s the mnemonic for remembering rainbow order. R=Red, O=Orange, Y=Yellow, G=Green, B=Blue, O=Orange, V=Violet.”}]},{“@type”:”HowToStep”,”url”:”″,”name”:”Glue to Tray”,”itemListElement”:[{“@type”:”HowToDirection”,”text”:”Bend the red pipe cleaner into an arc and glue it to the styrofoam tray using a few dabs of hot glue.

Follow with the orange pipe cleaner, then yellow etc., nestling each one close to the pipe cleaner next to it and gluing in place.

You’ll notice as you go along that you’ll have to trim the inner pipe cleaners so all of the pipe cleaners will be even on the bottom. Another teachable moment!”}]},{“@type”:”HowToStep”,”url”:”″,”name”:”Add clouds”,”itemListElement”:[{“@type”:”HowToDirection”,”text”:”To finish, stretch and fluff a few cotton balls and glue them in a way that they hide the ends of the pipe cleaners.”}]}],”inLanguage”:”en-US”}]}]]>