The project I'm (still) working on is a hanging thing, and needs a round-ish shape from which to hang things, chandelier-style. I adapted the pipe-cleaner-and-straw method to put a hexagon together; here's how you do it.
First, cut three pipe cleaners in half, and collect six straws. Any straight straw will do; I'm still working through a package of paper straws I got on clearance months ago.
Slip a pipe cleaner into a straw halfway, then slip a second straw on the other end. Bend the pipe cleaner slightly at the junction. Add the rest of the straws the same way, joining the last two together to form a complete hexagon.
Cut six equal lengths of string or cord (my chosen length is about a yard). Tie one end of each length to the pipe cleaner at each straw junction. Gather up the other ends together, and the hexagon should hang somewhat evenly and parallel to the ground.
More tomorrow, including the dramatic conclusion!
I'm Debbie Way, an artist and writer who enjoys making things.