Pipe cleaners have been a craft-time favorite for generations, but Brain Noodles take the fun to a whole new proportion. These are basically very chunky pipe cleaners, so they’re easy for kids of all age to handle and manipulate. I liked them at Toy Fair, but it was the samples I brought back to my kids that sealed the deal.
Think of a twisty balloon and all the possibilities it has for shape shifting, and you’ll understand the play potential of Brain Noodles. The scale is similar to a balloon (a bit smaller and shorter, but you get the idea); you can twist it all you want and it won’t ever pop or untwist, plus it’s fuzzy. They cost around $13 for a set of 12. For a gallery of craft creations, visit www.brainnoodle.net.