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« on: September 13, 2006 07:41:12 AM »

I have literally hundreds of small plastic 35mm film canisters in black and white with lids - any ideas?
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2006 07:52:55 AM »

I just googled film canisters and came up with lots of ideas for kids projects.  Like mini rockets and starting seeds by putting wet cotton balls and seeds of your choice inside and waiting for them to sprout.

I thought they might be useful in making your own manacala board, maybe if you cut them apart and used it for the cups on the board.
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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2006 08:33:00 AM »

I would use some of them for beads, if you're into beads. Smiley  You could tape one bead to each top so you'd know what was in the container.

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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2006 08:57:12 AM »

The manacala board is a good idea - since I have so many I was looking for bigger projects that would use several canisters each.

Thanks for that one!
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« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2006 08:50:51 PM »

My oldest sister made a cool baby toy for my daughter. She put a jingle bell in each one, then crocheted around them. It made a big loop,She used a different bright color for each one. Imagine a string of pop beads,They were seperate like beads on a necklace, Sorry I can't post pictures for a while, and I don't know if I could dig it out anyway! But cute rattle type thing that used a lot of cannisters.
Give everyone you know one for the car to hold charge for the parking meter?
They're so little it's hard to think of something to do with them. Good luck.

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« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2006 06:33:46 PM »

they would be great for bead or other craft storage.  you simply screw the lids underneath a bookshelf and then the containers snap on for easy out of the way under shelf storage!

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« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2006 06:42:23 PM »

they would be great for bead or other craft storage.  you simply screw the lids underneath a bookshelf and then the containers snap on for easy out of the way under shelf storage!
fab  idea......
I was  thinking  twisting wrapping paper around them  to makle them look  like  candy wrapped  up.... then  string together  to  make  garland  for  your tree this  year???  or  any other decoration.

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« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2006 08:01:43 PM »


That's what I did with my long strips of film!
Do you think I could possibly steal a trailer or two from you??
I love the look of 35mm film.
It would be even cooler to steal from an Imax theatre!!
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2006 01:09:51 PM »


1.Since it's Christmas time, I'm thinking a little advent calender. Glue them all in a rectangle and wrap ribbon around the edge. Then you can decorate the tops with numbers and put little gifts inside.
2.Party Lights! Get a strand of colored lights and poke a hole in the tops of some of the caps so you can put the light in. Then get a sharp craft knife type thing and cut out little polka dots or designs in the canister so light will shine through. It depends on how thick the plastic is if you can cut through it though.
3.As little presents you could put 2 little candies or teabags in on with a bow on top and keep a few in your purse for friends you see.
4.One last thing, they'd make great little pill boxes for your purse or little sewing kits you can throw in your purse with a few needles, a couple colors of thread and some buttons.

Do you still have the containers that go in the camera with the film inside? Because i took the tops you have to take of of those with a little can opener and made them into a bracelet with the holes in the middle they look pretty cool.

Soooo that was ALOT. Hope it helps  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2006 02:19:03 PM »

You could use them as packaging if you make small crafts. Cheesy

They're good for storing change and other small personal items as well.

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