Pipe Cleaner Challenge

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WALT – WAre Learning To…

experiment with two different materials to see how they can work together.   .

WILF – What I’Looking For…

to make 3D models of characters from the story: A Nice Walk in the Jungle by Nan Bodsworth, using  pipe cleaners and foil.

Designing with Pipe Cleaners and Tin Foil

See examples of designs made with pipe cleaners and foil.

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A Nice Walk in the Jungle by Nan Bodsworth,

Pipe Cleaner and Foil Challenge

Your group has 20 pipe cleaners and 10 sheets of foil to make some characters or scenery from the story.

How did you group go?

What was the most difficult part of the challenge?

What was the best idea you had?

Record it here.


  • pipe cleaners
  • foil

For the Teacher

From the Australian Curriculum Design and Technologies
Technology Context – Materials and technologies specialisations

Prep – Year 2 

Knowledge and Understanding

  • Explore the characteristics and properties of materials that are used to produce designed solutions.

Processes and Production Skills

  • Generate, develop and record design ideas through describing, drawing and modelling.
  • Explore which tools, equipment and techniques to use with selected materials