Whether you have plastic, wood, or wire hangers, it makes no matter. Each of these types of hangers has an ability to be turned into some sort of crafts project. Although most of these crafts are for wire hangers, as they are very pliable and able to be bent into many different shapes. That is what makes them so terrific as a craft supply. And if you are anything like me, your entire closet is filled with wire hangers. Have fun crafting!
Who knew that you could make jumbo bubble wands with wire coat hangers? I didn't until recently. Untwist a wire hanger and then make a big circley-loop with it and then close it by twisting it around itself as seen in the picture above. Fill a pan with bubbles and practice making huge bubbles.
To make this hanger game, you will ned 1 wire coat hanger, 24" length of string, and 1 spoo. Bend the hanger to form a hoop. Make a slight kink opposite the hook so the string will not slide when attached (sketch a). Tie a spool to one end of the string; then tie the other end of the string, very tightly, to the hoop where you have made the kink. If you wish, you may paint the spool. Now you are ready to play the game. Hold the hook end in your hand and flip the hoop to make the spool pass through it (sketch b). You are disqualified if you hit the wire.
(PARENTAL SUPERVISION NEEDED) Snip the hook from a lightweight metall coat hanger... leaving one long strip of wire when straightened. Make sharp bend near center, then two reverse bends 1" from first to form mouth of fish (as seen in picture above). Cross wire about 4" from ends to form tail. Make bends in tail so ends of wire meet. Tape ends together. Two small fish may be made from one hanger. Suspend fish from ceiling by thread. A Variation: Cover fish with copper pot cleaner (seen in picture above) to make glistening scales. Do this by removing fastener from cleaner and stretch it over the fish. Tie it around fish's tail with a mesh raveling. Put paper fasteners through a circle piece of paaper for eyes (or figure something else out that you like).
Bend a wire coat hanger into a circle, and suspend it by string in an open doorway. Glue two small aluminum foil pie plates together rim to rim. To play the game, stand about 12 feet away and try to toss the saucers through the circle.
Make Newspaper or Magazine Holder Rack for Dad on Father’s Day - This is an arts and crafts project that uses a cork and a wire coat hanger to make a great rack to hold magazines and newspapers. If your Dad reads a lot of periodicals (newspapers and magazines), then this might be the perfect craft to make for your Dad.
Magic Heart Trick Making Craft for Friends on Valentines Day - This is a really cool idea for a Valentines Day gift to your friends. This is a Wire Heart and Horseshoe Puzzle Trick … your friend or loved one will need to try to figure out how to get the heart off of the horseshoe. It is a LOT of fun.
Wire Giraffes Craft - Made with Crepe Paper / Raffia and a Wire Hanger, this giraffe sculpture turns out great.
Making a Greeting Card Display Wall Hanger Crafts Idea for Kids - Valentine’s Day is coming up soon, how about learning how to make this Greeting Cards Display Craft. You can hang it on a picture hook, or hang it from other high places. Then you can look at the love that people sent to you in Valentine’s Day cards, Christmas cards, Birthday cards, or whatever.
Make Wire Hanger Book Holders - This is a great craft to make for a gift or for you if you would like to have a book holder on your desk.
Clothes Hanger Tie Racks - Your dad will love this tie rack for Fathers Day or his birthday. Find out how to make it.
Valentine's Day Hanger Mail Holder - This is a great Valentine's Day craft to make, all you will need are a wire Hanger, thick card paper, paints, glue, brush, and scissors.
Foil Pan & Wire Hanger Bird Feeders - Hang a Foil Pan from a tree with wire hangers...fill with bird seed and feed some hungry birds.
Tin Can Lanterns with Hanger Handle- With adult supervision, you can make some cool tin can lanterns for camping outdoors with tin cans and a wire hanger.
Wire Hanger Christmas Wreaths - Make a great Xmas wreath out of crepe or tissue paper, ribbon, and a wire hanger.
Making Wire Hanger Mobile Structures - FInd out how to utilitze wire hangers for mobiles in different ways.
Chicken Book Holders - Make this adorable chicken book holder to hold your special book up.