Buy some noodles from the local china-mart. The noodles might be seasonal, and should be found in the swimming pool supplies. So far I have only found the noodles in 2 colors – blue and pink.
Cut noodle into 8 inch lengths
Get some 3/4 inch PVC pipe, caps and some PVC glue
Cut PCV pipe into 9 1/2 – 9 3/4 inch long sections. 9 3/4 seems to work better then 9 1/2.
Glue cap on 1 end of pipe
Insert PVC pipe into noodle until cap comes into contact with noodle
Drill a 1/4 – 5/16 inch hole in the end of the pipe sticking out past the end of the PVC pipe