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What can be done with the little plastic capsules from Kinder Surprise eggs?

Kinder Surprise eggs are hollow chocolate eggs - the size of a large hen's egg, containing a small toy - usually a clip-together kit of some kind, contained within an ovoid plastic capsule.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinder_Surprise

The capsules used to be two-part, but have recently switched to having a living hinge attaching the lid section. They're a little under two inches long and about an inch in diameter (the pic in the above link shows the older, two-part design - but they're the same size either way)

Surely there's something useful that could be done with these little plastic containers - they close pretty tightly - so I guess they could be waterproofed pretty easily (LED 'floaties' maybe? - although releasing them into the ocean would be littering)

Cobalt593 years ago
Fill it with vinegar or lemon juice. Then take a cut off corner of a ziploc bag
and fill it with baking soda. Put it in and close it. Go outside and shake it up then quickly throw it. It should explode in the air and make a little cloud of BS.
Hours of fun.
I saw this great art design for these neat little capsules here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaPvw88DDoU
well i can't really remember how big the capsule is... i had a kinder surprise in hungary when i was a wee one, but i do find numerous things to do with plastic easter eggs... i used mine as a wallet for a while. that was an upgrade from my paperbag... they're really great for travelling. put your jewelery and stuff in there... if you're a femmebot that is... TIME CAPSULE! Write notes to people and put them in the capsules. then throw it at them. The floaties in the fountain is a great idea though. survival kit! put bandaids, q-tips, some string, a piece of candy, that kind of thing. or... use it for condiments when you're bringing your lunch. i used my easter egg to bring eggs and clementines safely to school
hahah "Write notes to people and put them in the capsules. then throw it at them" that made me laugh :D
oh please. like you don't throw capsules at people. ;P
sideways5 years ago
Depending on the plastic, they could be dipped in melted wax to waterproof them for things like floaties. I wouldn't use floaties in natural water areas, but maybe pools or fountains, as long as they are kept out of any filters or skimmers.
Atomic Shrimp (author)  sideways5 years ago
Actually, I suppose making a few hundred floaties and releasing them into a public fountain at night (Trafalgar Square, perhaps) would be pretty cool. They would probably clean themselves up, as bystanders would pocket them.
i know i would lol
SharonH5 years ago
I've never seen these, but I could see putting a pebble inside and sealing to make a fun cat toy. One could crochet a little "coat" for it to make it snagable.
martymunch5 years ago
HA HA HA, I was wondering the same thing. I just used one of these to fix a cable. I ran the cut cable through a hole in each half and tied a knot and then soldered and taped the wires between. After that I wrapped the two pieces with electrical tape to secure. It works nicely as a protective casing for the joint. I'll post pictures later. I LOVE KINDER EGGS!
rhardy5 years ago
Several years ago, in France, my kids filled them full of french bangers (small powerful fireworks), buried them in the beach and blew them up - SPECTACULAR.
skunkbait5 years ago
They might make a good bobber/float for fishing. Also they might could be used as a container for smoke/stink bombs. I would probably use them to carry a pre-measured blackpowder charge and lead ball when it is 'muzzle-loader' hunting season. Carrying it that way makes reloading much quicker!
Kiteman5 years ago
Watches thread with interest.
Tehy'd make good floaties but also make great storage jars, they'd be handy for people that need to take pills daily since they could organise a weeks worth of pills with seven eggs. Errr they'd be handy for storing powders and liquids as they're pretty watertight, powders definitely wouldn't leak. Battery holders, make small structures out of them, paint holders for artists, handy for keeping gum or something, for keeping a stack of pound coins or the like, holding safety pins or pins for sewing, holding screws for projects, electronic components, be good casings for very small electronics projects such as LED floaties, on that line of thought they'd probably be good for making bike light housings...
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