We grew up knowing these as pipe cleaners. Now they have a fancier name, chenille stems. These are the bumpy kind that are so versatile.
Their versatility is endless. They're great for adults and for children (please, with adult supervision).
Here are just a few of our uses for them. We're sure you'll come up with some more.
Cleaning up tight spaces (or indeed, a pipe)
- Creating hair accessories
- Decorating gift packages
- Making old-timey ornaments: animals, snowmen, goofy shapes and more
These chenille stems are special because of the bumps. Each stem alternates between a thin covering and a fat and puffy thick area. The soft fibers are on a sturdy wire, ready for you to cut or bend into shape. You can use scissors to cut them, but, please don't use your sewing scissors, or other specialty scissors. The fiber is soft and tufted.
There are 12 stems per package, each with 4 bumps.