1. Pipe cleaner star ornament, 2. Pipe Cleaner Christmas Ornament, 3. pipe cleaner, 4. Pipe-Cleaner Flowers, With Panda, 5. Pipe Cleaner Tiara, 6. pipe cleaner wreath by stephanie, 7. Bunny butts, 8. DSC_0001.JPG, 9. Pipe cleaner star
Created with fd’s Flickr Toys.
I was recently flipping through Parents magazine, when I came across a piece on some cute Christmas crafts. Over and over the article kept saying “using brightly colored, cut-to-length, chenille stems” and “take your chenille stem…” I found myself thinking, “am I crazy or are these just plain, old, pipe cleaners?” I’m probably just late to the party, but I’ve always called them pipe cleaners. I’d never heard the phrase “chenille stem” before. I suppose the term “pipe cleaner” might be considered politically incorrect these days. And truthfully, “chenille stem” does sound a lot prettier. Anyway, my linguistic conundrum got me thinking about some of my fave pipe cleaner projects, and I got curious to see what other creatives are doing with their chenille stems. Here’s what I found. I must say, that oviraptor sculpture impressed me! Have a great weekend!