Had to jump in even before I intro’d myself. When we took an 8 hour trip to Ohio 2 summers ago, someone gave me the idea of using pipe cleaners. I went to a smoke shop and got tons of them cheap and even though I had other things to keep them occupied, they played with the pipe cleaners the most. They made lots of animals and when we used all of the cleaners, we straightened them out and used them all over again. It was fun.