They seemed to get an inordinate amount of joy out of my shaping some of them into letters at their requests.
Finally, though, I decided that the fluffiness of the pipe cleaners was just crying out to be woven into something lush and soft. It also seemed like a good idea because M had never done any weaving before, and I thought the stiffness of pipe cleaners might make a good beginning project.
Then we shaped our cloth into a cute, little bowl. It really is fun to have a soft and bendy piece of cloth to form into a shape.
While it was a little advanced for my girls, I think there might be a lot of possibility for unique projects with this basic craft. Any ideas?