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.