Introduction: Create a Peace Sign From Pipe Cleaner!

If you want an easy and fun craft that is great for people of all ages, then this pipe cleaner peace sign is perfect for you! With simple instructions and easy to follow pictures, making a peace sign has never been so easy. The peace sign is great for a party favor, decoration for a back pack, or even an ornament for your Christmas tree.  Scroll down to get started on this craft!

Step 1: Materials Needed

2 Pipe Cleaners (contrasting colors look best)

Scissors (for kids use child friendly scissors)

What if I do not know what a contrasting color is?
Contrasting colors are colors that are opposite from each other on the color wheel. This link, 
http://ecohomeresource.com/ColorWheel.jpg, will lead you to a color wheel so that you can make sure your colors contrast!

Step 2: Selecting and Naming Pipe Cleaners

Pick 2 pipe cleaners in different colors.
Designate one to be pipe cleaner A and the other to be pipe cleaner B.

Step 3: Bend Pipe Cleaner

Bend pipe cleaner A into a circle.
This should make a small X at the top.

Step 4: Wrap Pipe Cleaner to Make a Circle

Wrap the excess ends (the part that makes the X) to the left and right and wrap them around the circle. 
You should now have a perfectly round circle.
Set the circle aside.

Step 5: Bend Pipe Cleaner in Half

Bend pipe cleaner B in half vertically.

Step 6: Arrange the Pipe Cleaners Together

Open pipe cleaner B slightly so that it looks like a V.
Put pipe cleaner B on top of pipe cleaner A in the middle.
At this point pipe cleaner B should be straddling pipe cleaner A in the center.

Step 7: Pull Pipe Cleaner Through

Pull one side of pipe cleaner B through the circle so that both ends are on the same side of the circle.

Step 8: Twist Pipe Cleaner

Twist pipe cleaner B around itself towards the middle of the circle until half of pipe cleaner B is twisted.

Step 9: Extend the Ends

Stop twisting the pipe cleaner B when you are at the middle of the circle.
Extend the ends of pipe cleaner B towards point C (the edges of the circle) diagonally.

Step 10: Cut the Ends

Cut the excess of one side of pipe cleaner B leaving only a little life (about an inch).
Repeat on the other side.

Step 11: Wrap the Ends

Fold one of the leftover 1 inch sections of pipe cleaner B around pipe cleaner A.
Once folded, wrap pipe cleaner B around itself inside of the circle.
Repeat on the other side.

Step 12: You're Done!

You now have a complete peace sign to decorate with or give away as a gift!

Comments

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aqua+12 made it!(author)2013-07-02

I love it!

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jkleymann made it!(author)2012-11-05

The first thing I noticed is that it is actually not a peace sign because the middle line is supposed to go all the way down. In step 8 there was confusion when you used the word "diagonally." There are a lot of pictures to show progression from step to step. It is pretty clear throughout the instructions because they used plain language. The steps were short and consise. Overall the instructions were clear enough so that anyone could understand and come out with the same product.

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schollar made it!(author)2012-11-05

Positive:
The visuals were clear, and helped explain the text. It looks as if you could complete the task without having to read the text.
Good use of active verbs which helped make the instructions clear.
The instructions were delivered in small steps.

Negative:
What is the label of “C” in step 8 mean? Where did it come from? It did not appear in the text.
Technically this is not a peace sign.
The Instructables automatic step numbering did not match your numbering. Consider revising to make the instructions easier to follow.

Overall, we thought the use of your pictures was great. The instructions seemed easy to follow, and that anyone could do them.

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CaseyCase made it!(author)2012-11-05

It's not a "peace sign"--it's the Mercedes Benz logo.

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