The wonders of pipe cleaners

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I have no clue where this idea came from, but it’s a gem! Sometimes you need something to keep your kids busy and quiet for a while. Pick up a package of pipe cleaners!

With pipe cleaners, your kids can make jewelry, build their own toys…whatever they can imagine!

We first tried this idea on a flight to Florida, and it worked great on the plane. They made little stick people out of the pipe cleaners and played with them for days. I got OODLES of custom made jewelry!

Since then, we’ve brought them to Grandma’s, the doctor’s office (LOTS of time there for Little Sis especially!), and last but not least, church. I was relieved and proud when the kids gifted Pastor with pipe-cleaner crosses at the end of the service.

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About Kathleen

Kathleen Heuer is a serial arts advocate and volunteer. She is the mom of two beautiful girls, wife to a brilliant nuclear engineer, and referee between her golden retriever and her hissy 18-year-old cat. For more, go to http://about.me/kathleendheuer.
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2 Responses to The wonders of pipe cleaners

  1. Christi says:

    That is a great idea! Not one I would have thought of, either….but I can see it working! Thanks for sharing!

  2. RLR says:

    We love to make pipe cleaner dolls. I’m packing them for vacation, and hoping to make some pc jewelry this time 🙂

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