We recently got these from our Taiwanese guests, so I can´t take credit for coming up with this idea, but I found it just too genius not to share it.
When they arrived, they surprised each of our kids with one of those - little insects, worms and dragons made from, yes, drinking straws. A friends of theirs makes these - out of nothing but colorfull plastic straws, wires, and permanent marker, just by artistically cutting the plastic material open and pushing the different sections into another.
I´m not sure I could replicate these, but I love the idea, and with Sara´s International crafting party in mind, I thought I couldn´t keep them to myself, especially since they are a lot cooler than any craft I could come up with.
My favourite one is this one, because it can even move.
Click on the video below, to see it in action:
I´ll never look at drinking straws in the same way again :)
Music for today:
The incredibly, piano-smashing Gavin Mikhail. Enjoy :)