Tuesday, August 10, 2010

New Uses for Rubber Bands

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There are so many interesting uses for rubber bands. Check out the list below.

  • Open Jars. Wrap the rubber band around the lid for extra grip.
  • Decorate Easter Eggs. Use it to make fun designs on the egg.
  • Use it to keep delicate things safe in the dishwasher. Tether stemware to the rack.
  • Wrap a small gift. Use it in place of ribbon, and you'll have a modern decoration to your wrapping.
  • As an eraser. Make a small rubber band ball and voila erase!
  • Mark the liquid level on paint cans and other things in the garage by wrapping a rubber band on the outside at the level of the liquid.
  • Paintbrush scraper. Wrap a rubber band from top to bottom to wipe your brush off on.(This way you don't end up dripping paint all on the outside of the can.)
  • Pencil grip. Wrap around the bottom of the pencil for a cheap pencil grip.
  • Cord Shortener. Wrap the excess cord with a rubber band.
  • Tie dye. This one is obvious, but tie dye can be really fun to do with kids.
  • Emergency ponytail holder. Again, sort of obvious, but good for listing sake.
  • Organization. Organize pencils, papers, flowers, utensils, just about anything.
  • Thick Rubber bands can be used to make labels on jars. Just wrap it around and label it.
  • Wrap it around disposable razors for a better grip (especially good for the cheap ones...)
  • Keep food fresh by folding over the bag and wrapping it with a rubber band. This works for chips, flour, salad, frozen vegetables, etc.
  • Bookmark. Wrap a rubber band around the front cover to whatever page you stopped on.
  • Storing posters. Kind of obvious, but roll up the poster and wrap it with a rubber band. (Not to tight though or you might damage it).
  • Slingshot/catapult. We all did this as a kid. 
  • Limit the liquid soap dispenser. Just wrap it around the top (under where it dispenses), so that you use less soap. 
  • Keep your cutting board in place by wrapping a rubber band on two ends. It will act as a non-slip grip.
  • Use it as a reminder. Wrap one around your wrist for a reminder to do something, or maybe as an incentive not to do something (as in snapping it every time you bite your nails.)
  • Make musical instruments! Here's a rubber band guitar, but there are many more!

Do you have a great use for rubber bands? Share it below and I will add it to the list!
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