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Explanation: They are sold at Waldorf schools in the US under this name.
You are right that they are a far cry from the popsicle sticks available in most craft stores: they are longer, thinner, and more flexible. However, they are made of wood, like the more familiar popsicle sticks.
Perhaps "flexible wooden craft sticks"? Which is somewhat awkward, but might help to distinguish them from the popsicle variety?
Rebecca Garber Local time: 10:52 Works in field Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 11