11 Uses of the Drinking Straw other than drinking. Time to get creative and make other uses of the straw!
11 Uses of the Drinking Straw
1. Paper wad thrower
Just put a tiny piece of paper on one end. Take the other end and blow. Don’t inhale!
2. Blow paint
Put some paint on one end. Use other end to blow on your art project. Again don’t inhale!
3. Play music
It’s possible to make music with straws. You can blow in the straw to make music or bubbles. You can even tape various lengths to make a flute.
4. Cherry pitter / strawberry huller
You could use a straw to remove the pit from a cherry. Same works on a strawberry to remove the hull.
5. Wire organizer
Cut straw in sections. Slit the side of a straw. Make sure to label the straw for the device the cable connects to. Place on the cable.
6. Bicycle spoke decoration
This goes on the same premise as the wire organizer. Cut the straw in sections. Slit the side of a straw. Place on your bicycle spokes. If you go slow, they may make a noise as the slide up and down your spokes.
7. Make Jewelry
You can use straw pieces to make jewelry like bracelets, necklaces and earrings.
8. Unclog Condiments like ketchup
Is your ketchup or other condiment stuck and won’t flow? Try sticking a straw inside to help it flow again.
9. Keep necklaces untangled & hung up
Thread necklace through the straw and clasp. You can also use it to hang necklaces.
10. Garden marker / plant marker
Attach a label to make like a flag and put in the soil.
11. Storage for dry powders
Seal off one end of the straw. Pour in dry powder. Seal off the other end. Store in a dry place.
What are some other uses of straws?
Feel free to share in the comments below.
This is part of a writing prompt from @DailyPrompt
Drinking Straw Day
Drinking straws have revolutionized the way people consume beverages. Thanks to Marvin Stone, the drinking straw was patented on January 3rd, 1888. Plastic straws of today evolved from paper straws. Before that beverages were sipped via a tube of natural rye grass. However, the grass could impact the flavor of the beverage. Stone wrapped a piece of paper around a pencil and glued the ends shut to make the first paper straw. Today many cities and towns are mandating that plastic straws be outlawed and paper used once more in their stead due to the negative environmental impact plastic straws can cause.MetroCreative & Qualitylogoproducts.com
So this day is held annually on January 3. I am not sure who or when this day got started.
Uses for other items
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Coffee Grounds
- Drinking Straws
- Duct Tape for Dad
- Fallen Leaves
- Tea Grounds (Tea Bags)
- Vapor Rub
Use this list at your own risk. These are just ones I found online and wanted to share. With any health treatment (medical use), ask your doctor before trying. Some soils and plants do not like this method. As with tea grounds or coffee grounds, flavored versions may not work like plain.