Chenille is the French word for caterpillar. It's a nod to how flexible, bendy, and colorful this wire is. And of course you can use it to make beautiful caterpillars and butterflies with it.
Another name for chenille wire is pipe cleaner. It is often used to give stuffed animals a flexible tail or paws. But of course there are thousands of other ways to use chenille in your arts and crafts. Bend for example a pair of glasses ouf of pipe cleaners or combine the strings with beads.
Pipe cleaners are available in various widths and lengths, in a myriad of colors. They're even available in metallic colors. Buy sets of 25 or 100 of the same color, or a set with 45 different colors.
You can use pom-poms to make all kinds of animals and flowers, but also use them to make necklaces, garlands, and scarves. Or how about using them as a finish for a rug, hat, or pillow?
Would you rather make your own pom-pom? It's easy and fun to do. All you need is a ball of yarn, some scissors, and two cardboard rings. Or you can wrap the yawn around a fork. We have all the supplies you need to make one of these woolly masterpieces right here.