This is one of those weird things that has been oddly popular. It started out as a child making a swing by threading the pipe cleaner through one of my pencil grips. Then a cocktail sword got added in but got half-bent off. But my kids LOVE this thing??? They ask for it. They consider it one of my monsters. I have tons of finger monsters the kids always want to use, but they will seek this one out, and some of my kids like to hold it in their non-dominant hand while they write with their other hand. It’s one of those things that is super bizarre. I am intrigued.