Pipe Cleaner BadgePipe cleaner

(Discover Art)

By The Lundquist Kids (Troop 159 & Quest)


(Higher level requirements may be used as optional requirements with a parent’s permission)


Penguin: Do three requirements including the one starred

______ 1.* Understand what a pipe cleaner is, and what they were originally used for.


Otter: Do four requirements including the two starred

_____ 1.* Do Penguin requirement #1

_____ 2.* What color were pipe cleaners when they were first invented? What colors are available now? What other varieties are available now such as metallic, extra fluffy, etc.?


Dolphin: Do five requirements including the two starred

_____1.* Do otter requirements #1 & #2

_____ 2.* Learn how pipe cleaners are made.


Butterflies: Do six requirements including the two starred

_____1.* Do Dolphin requirements #1 & #2

_____2.* Research the origins and history of pipe cleaners. Who invented them and when?


Eagles: Do seven requirements including the two starred

_____ 1.* Do Butterfly requirements #1 & #2

_____ 2.*Research and find at least five pictures of professional pipe cleaner art and discuss how you think they were made.


Owls: Do nine requirements including the two starred.

_____ 1. * Do Eagle requirements #1 & #2

_____ 2. * Teach someone how to do a skill from this badge or teach some knowledge about this badge to someone.   You can teach kids, your spouse, seniors, anyone, just as long as you are sharing your new found knowledge.   If for some reason you cannot teach what you have learned to someone else, you may choose an additional 2 optional requirements instead.


Optional Requirements

_____ 3. Create a flower.

_____ 4. Create an animal.

_____ 5. Create a piece of jewelry or hair accessory.

_____6. Add embellishments to a pipe cleaner creation such as felt, googly eyes, feathers, magnet, etc.

_____ 7. Create a structure out of pipe cleaners such as a bridge, building, etc.

_____ 8. Create favors for a themed party.

_____ 9. Give away one of your creations as a gift

_____ 10. Teach a younger girl how to make something (Dolphins – Eagles only)

_____ 11. Find five alternate uses for pipe cleaners (game pieces, etc.)

_____ 12. Create a household decoration with pipe cleaners, such as a photo frame, table centerpiece, etc.

_____ 13. Participate in a service project that involves pipe cleaners crafts.