I created a camera using this technique in 1975 or 1976, using glass tubes, coated with black paint on the inside.
I may have won an honorable mention, or some such thing in the Los Angeles County high school science fair.
The interesting characteristic of such a camera is that image size does not change with distance from the camera (although sharpness does decline with distance.)
I called it the "Constant Image Optic."
There was a lot of trouble coating the glass "capillary" tubes with black paint, so the idea of using larger straws seems to me to be great improvement.
In this photo you can see two bundles of black painted capillary tubes on the table, the larger square one being the finished "lens."
The date was 5/15/1976.