This winter, we traveled back and forth from Chicago to Des Moines quite a few times. We spent a lot of time in the van, and one of the projects that kept my daughters occupied for a long stretch of time was a big bag of pipe cleaners. You can find them at craft stores under the name of “chenille stems”.
The girls had so much fun bending and twisting the pipe cleaners! These are a couple of the bugs I made for them. The bug on top is a lightning bug, and under that fellow is a bee with pink wings…by request from Emmy! The pipe cleaners were all one length, and next time I think I will have a variety of lengths available for them.