Pinch the end of the straw tightly together, creasing the sides from the tip until about an inch down.
Trim the tip of the straw on both sides along the length of the pinched area. You want a good point at the end of the straw.
About a third of the way down the straw, use your scissors or other cutters to make two angled cuts forming a hole in the straw.
Try adding more holes to your straw. How about a series of straws, but instead of poking holes, you make them all different lengths? Try using a tuner on a smartphone to make a straw oboe that hits a note perfectly.
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