Isn't that cute???
I cut my pipe cleaner to 4 inches. The trick is to apply a dot of the tacky glue and then let it 'gel' a few minutes before you assemble. Trust me it keeps things from sliding all over and then it will dry evenly.
Here are a few more I made but the possibilities are endless. Littles could easily make their own, just use q-tips and a bit of glue on a recycled plastic lid.
What do you think?