kitchentiptuesdaysI know it’s Wednesday ~ but I didn’t get a chance to post yesterday and I had a really good one for this week! J

I don’t know about your house, but in ours, it’s nearly impossible to find an extention cord when we need one. I just found a fantastic solution to this problem. Use a toilet paper or paper towel tube to keep them together and put them in a basket in your laundry room or storage space.  Here are some other great uses for your empty toilet paper & paper towel tubes:

Chew Toys

No, not for the kids. But for small rodents, toilet paper tubes are a wonderful chew toy. We have two guinea pigs that love tubes! They chew on them and toss them around their cage.

Fire Starter

You can either fill them with old napkins, tissues, or any paper trash, or leave them empty. Use them as fire starters at a camping trip, or in a charcoal grill. They work great and keep the flame going.

Gift Wrap

A unique and fun shape, they can hold small presents like socks or underwear, pencils, pens, crayons, etc. Anything tiny enough to fit inside, will work great! This especially works great for party favors!

Kids Crafts

Kids can create all sorts of wonderful projects with tubes. Glue two together to make binoculars, add some colorful beads between two sheets of wax paper and attach to one end for a kalidiscope, they make great megaphones and mirophones…the possiblites are endless. Like my husband would say… Google it!

Eye Glass Holder

Cover the tube with wrapping paper or something else really pretty and store your sunglasses, or eye glasses inside. You can either keep them at the house, take them in the car or drop them in your purse. It’s a handy way to keep your glasses safe.

There are so many great ideas for tubes…care to share your ideas? I have lots of tubes and kids that like to create ~ I’m up for anything!

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