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« Reply #130 on: August 08, 2012 02:18:36 AM »

I might have thought of something, but unfortunately I don't know what silly bands are Sad. I know, no kids=no clue.

Silly bands are...shaped rubber bands.  They are molded like stars, flowers, super heroes, animals...you name it.  They work like regular rubber bands, mostly, but will bounce back to their "shape". 

« Reply #131 on: August 08, 2012 02:26:05 AM »

Ah, right, yes I have seen them, just never known their name.

Umm, oh yes, you could use them for embossing patterns on tin foil, or paper if it's damp. They could be glued to card as embellishments. You could even use them as rubber bands! I think they'd be good for holding a gift & card together: you could co-ordinate the shape with the gift.

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« Reply #132 on: August 08, 2012 04:38:23 PM »

corn husk dolls, brooms, filler in an autumn wreath, invite me to dinner

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« Reply #133 on: September 07, 2012 08:18:40 AM »

Take an x-acto knife and make templates!  For example:  http://familyfun.go.com/crafts/easter-egg-basket-with-printable-template-667605/  You can make neat little baskets.

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« Reply #134 on: September 11, 2012 02:51:23 PM »

Refill with vitamin E for a travel sized lip/skin aid, or use the pointed cap for a hat on a miniature doll figure.

What to do with baby teething rings?

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« Reply #135 on: November 05, 2012 05:55:43 PM »

Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but as someone who is expecting her first baby in a month I have purchased multiple baby teething rings, as the patterns and textures on some of them are great for stamping and embossing on all sorts of surfaces. Also, if you have the 'cool gel' filled ones you can collect the gel from a few in a zip lock (water tight) bag and store them in the freezer for a handy mini ice pack. The gel from 2-3 rings makes an ice pack the perfect size for a toddler's fingers/hands if they get jammed or bruised.

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« Reply #136 on: February 24, 2013 07:42:12 PM »

A: Pardon my ignorance about gel nails as I've never had them done.
If you would rather craft with them instead of giving them to a friend then how about painting the nails all up fancy and then hot glue them in rows to a piece of matte board and frame them. It would look really interesting to see all those unique nails.

The gel stuff, could you create a piece of stained glass effect on a window pane with it?

Q: What can I do with a couple of old ball hockey nets. They have plastic frames.

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« Reply #137 on: March 09, 2013 06:14:22 PM »

A: Is the plastic frame like PVC pipe? You could cut it into small sections and glue some of them together to make a desk organizer. The net itself is a bit tougher, without knowing how small the spaces are, but maybe a mesh duffel bag for other sporting equipment?

Q: Is there anything I can do with the plastic tubes inside rolls of cash register receipt paper?
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« Reply #138 on: June 16, 2013 07:52:30 PM »

This thread has stalled a bit....

A: plastic cores from cash register rolls - I have OODLES of these!

The ends look cool like you could use them as stamped images, just dip them in paint or a stamp pad
if you're handy with a scroll saw or box cutter, you could slice them into little disks and use them to decorate things like
picture frames, various crafts
if you work with children, you can use them a big stringable "beads", just give them a shoelace to tie them together

If I come up with something else, I'll let ya know

Q:  What can I do with a bunch of plastic thread cones? They're about 5-6" tall and white

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« Reply #139 on: June 17, 2013 06:07:33 AM »

The cones make great pretend ICE CREAM CONES!  I had gotten some from a recycling place one year, and I teach preschool, so we pretended that the cones were, well, the cone and filled them with pom-poms for the ice cream.  You could use cotton balls, or regular balls, or whatever you have on hand.

But now that I'm thinking of it, you could decorate them to look like trees too.

Kids could use them as megaphones.

Good luck!

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