Friday, April 9, 2010

Tutorial pipe cleaner bear

I finally figured out how to show all steps in making a pipe cleaner bear.
Here are the pieces you need. The plain wire is just to show the bends. For larger images just click on the pictures.
First take the 3" body piece and fold in half. The fold is the nose. Photobucket
Using needle nose pliers fold in this shape for the head. Photobucket Photobucket
Next fold to make the bear's rump. Photobucket
For the legs take the 2" piece and fold like this Photobucket
Insert legs in the fold of the rump. Photobucket
For the arms take the 1.5" piece and fold like this Photobucket
Insert arms into upper body and squeeze body closed tightly. Photobucket
For the ears fold the 1" piece like this Photobucket
Tighten the curl of the ears to hold in place once on head. Photobucket
Roll the ends of the hands and feet to desired size and bend at the ankles. Photobucket Photobucket
All that's left now is to give him a face. Use one thread of embroidery floss to create a nose. Fold thread in half and knot. Photobucket
After wrapping thread around wire the desired number of times slip needle under threads to secure and trim of excess. Photobucket
Use no-hole glass beads for his eyes and glue in with tacky glue. Photobucket
To make other animals just alter the length of the ears and add tails.
Be sure to use fluffy pipe cleaners so the wire doesn't show thru the fur. Glue on paw pads if desired. I punch mine out of fuzzy ribbons.


The Old Maid said...

So clearly showned! Thank you Anna!

Rachel said...

Thanks ever so much anna i cant wait to try this

Kim said...

fantastic tutorial Anna! Thank you so much- I can't wait to try this out!

Dlsarmywife said...

ANNA!!!!! These are just too cute!!!! I tried it just now with some pipe cleaners I had on hand...they are too thin (not fluffy enough) But it actually looks like a bear!!! I want to try it with 2 twisted together to see what happens. I still need to give the little guy eyes and a nose, but I'll share him afterwards. Thanks for sharing how you made them! =D

Ascension said...

Muchisimas gracias, por el tutorial.
Tendre que probarlo, pero seguro no me queda tanbien como a ti.
Te quedan preciosos, los perritos los haces igual? son geniales.
besitos ascension

FabShabbyRoses said...

You've done an incredible job with this tutorial Anna! So easy to follow! Thank you! I've awarded you with an award over at my blog. Please jump over there and accept it!

minwks said...

Dear Anna, Thank you for working out a solution to give us a tutorial on the little bear. I really appreciate your sharing your skills. Isn't it great to expand our talents!
Regards Janine

Sans said...

Ana! I will to be added to the list of thankful recipients of your knowledge! You are so clever to use the pin . This tutorial is so clear. Here's a big hug and a kiss for a wonderful and generous effort! THANK YOU!

Norma said...

Thanks! It was a great idea to show the wire, a really great tutorial :) Now I need to find some of those fluffy pipe cleaners ...

Punto Sur miniaturas said...

Awesome!! Thansk a lot! Will have to give it a try, thanks again!!

Lene said...

Hi Anna.

I've just found your site, and I'd love very much to buy some of your micro beads. What colors do you have and what's the price?
By the way I really like your bottles made of Lite-brite. I don't know if it's possible to buy Lite-brites in Denmark.

Hugs from Lene, Denmark

Amy said...

I've never been good at pipecleaners, (I've tried, who knows why). But this might be my first pipecleaner success! Great tutorial, and so cute!

Stephanie said...

So cute. Hi. Do you allow pictures from your shop to be pinned on Pinterest? My daughters and I are making her a wish board Thanks.
Stephanie shuttermom77 at gmail dot com