About two feet long and extra-fuzzy, Brain Noodles are like pipe cleaners on steroids. Bend them; twist and twirl into odd monsters and plants; glue on googly eyes. Now, untwist and start over. They’re sturdy and reusable, so they make a really interesting construction and sculpture toy, and the lush, silky texture and eye-popping colors make them really fun to interact with.
Unlike other construction toys, there are no tiny parts to lose. Instead of following instructions to create rigid angular structures, kids are the sole creators, inventing organic abstract forms that resemble three-dimensional finger paintings. Even if you don’t have children, you can use them as an everchanging art piece for your coffee table.
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$14.50 for 12 pieces. Available in solid colors or stripes. Ages 5 and up.