Twisted Critters

from Klutz


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Overall Editor's Rating

What It Is

Twisted Critters is an activity book and kit that lets kids create animals, bracelets, and food out of pipe cleaners. The Twisted Critters book has step-by-step instructions on how to create 20 critters, organized from easiest to hardest. There are also instructions on how to do the Big 7 Pipe Cleaner Moves necessary to make the projects: coil, bend, bundle, twist, swirl, clip, and connect. (Klutz recommends marking these pages in the book so you can easily refer back to them as you create.) Twisted Critters comes with 72 pipe cleaners in different colors and sizes and a ruler, which is printed on the inside back cover of the book.

Is It Fun?

Twisted Critters is an updated take on the classic craft of sculpting with pipe cleaners. This is a simple and fun craft project. Kids will enjoy making all sorts of fuzzy and colorful creations, but the fun doesn't stop there. Once kids make their lobster, dragon, lion, or whatever they've chosen to create, they can play with their creations and engage in lots of imaginative play.

Kids may want to start at the beginning of the book with the easier projects and work their way up to the harder ones so they'll get better as they go.

Who It’s For

Twisted Critters is for ages 8 and up.

What To Be Aware Of

Extra supplies for Twisted Critters can be ordered on

To complete your critters, you'll also need fingernail clippers, a black marker, and a pencil. These supplies are not included.