If you happen to have any tea bags left over, you can sacrifice one to make a great cup of coffee. Unlike paper towels, this option is guaranteed to be food safe.
Cut the bag open with scissors and dump the contents
Use a spoon to fill the tea bag with coffee grounds.
Fold over the top and staple it shut again.
Toss the bag in a cup of water and ...
If you don't have pipe cleaners, glue on a twist tie. People making makeshift masks at the beginning of the pandemic were frequently requesting them.
Pro level - hot glue a dab on the ends so they don't poke through the mask.