Introduction: 3 Things You Can Make From Pringles Cans

There are so many things you can make from Pringles cans. Most likely you already know that Pringles can is perfect to store spaghetti. It is also great to make a custom speaker or store rolls of string.

In this Instructable, we look at 3 more things you can do with your Pringles cans.

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Step 1: Tuna Can Dispenser

To make more space in my food cupboard, I tried to stack tuna cans on top of each other. Unfortunately the cans I use are not designed for stacking, so I kept knocking them over.

I covered the Pringles can with adhesive paper to make it more attractive.

Step 2: Tuna Can Dispenser

I cut two holes in the tube.

One for tuna can dispensing and another to see how many cans we have left in the tube.

Now I don't have to worry about knocking over the cans.

When the tuna can is needed, just pull it out. The new can will take its place.

This dispenser will always give you the oldest can first.

First in - First Out!

Step 3: Metal Drink Coaster

I cut off the bottom.

Step 4: Metal Drink Coaster

Then I cleaned off the "use by" date.

That's it!

The bottom of Pringles can makes a perfect drink coaster.

Step 5: Maze Game

I cut off the bottom and cleaned off the "use by" date.

Step 6: Maze Game

I cut a few strips of cadrboard from the Pringles tube.

Step 7: Maze Game

I drew two dots on the plate.

Step 8: Maze Game

I glued the cardboard to the plate, making walls for the maze.

Step 9: Maze Game

I painted everything yellow.

Step 10: Maze Game

When the paint was dry, I put in a small ball (from some kind of jewelry making kit) and closed the maze with a lid.To keep it all together, I used a scotch tape.

Now we can play our Pringles maze game.

This is a great project to do with kids as you can design your own game.

Comments

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GingerSnapsAM (author)2016-05-30

Thumbs up!Really like the spaghetti can ideas.

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Sapphrina (author)2016-05-08

Great ideas!

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Xieda (author)2015-10-25

I wouldn't recommend using metal as a coaster. One of the reasons we use coasters is that the heat from a hot beverage will create a heat stain on wooden surfaces. Metal conducts heat much too well to be used as a coaster on its own. You would have to add a cork or neoprene bottom, otherwise the coaster is less than useless as it'll spread the heat out and probably make a bigger heat stain than what the drink would have made on it's own.

Your tuna dispenser idea, however, is ingenious! =)

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mlowinske (author)Xieda2015-10-28

Spend a couple bucks and get real coasters for your house. It looks ghetto as hell to anyone who comes over to see coasters made out of a can.

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NoelV4 (author)mlowinske2015-10-31

Not upcycling is the new ghetto.

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Sapphrina (author)NoelV42016-05-08

Amen!!

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Xieda (author)mlowinske2015-11-01

Don't need to. I already have some Doctor Who ones. =)

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mountainberry (author)Xieda2015-10-26

using them as coasters for cool drinks would be fine though :)

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Xieda (author)mountainberry2015-10-26

Maybe. But I'm thinking that the metal, once cooled will collect condensation (the same way that the glass the beverage is in 'sweats'). But maybe not. Regardless, it's a far cry from perfect is all I'm saying. The author was only trying to be helpful but if someone follows ShakeTheFuture's advice and uses it as a coaster in all the ways coasters are used because it's "a perfect coaster" and then damages their furniture they'll both be upset. There are a lot of people that don't realise the aim is to protect from heat as well as moisture.

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NaeemM1 (author)2016-03-16

good one

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ValerieAnneM (author)2016-01-01

I wrapped a set of silverware up in one for Christmas. It made me think it would be a great way to transport sharp silverware for picnics and such .

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'Nice 1 squirrel!' whoever thought of this idea! I've made the cup mat to use in my primary school class and set a good example to my students. I've also put the paper tube in the recycling box, so head pats all around!

love&lollipops

Stu

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awil (author)2015-12-29

too good! i like it a lot

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AuntyLou (author)2015-12-29

good thinking, some useful ideas!

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shobham (author)2015-12-29

I also use these for storing my paint brushes

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shobham (author)2015-12-29

I have used these cans for making pillar candles. after the candle is set just tear off the cardboard roll - it is a perect pillar.

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KM19 (author)2015-11-07

(A long time ago....) I was "too cool" to eat cafeteria food. One (full size) Pringle can, take it to the grocery store and find smaller red delicious apples or oranges that will fit in the can. One peanut butter & jelly sandwich, cut in half. Put apple or orange in can first, then the cut sandwich folded in half--put next in can above the fruit. Finally, fill rest of can with Pringles chips. (Sandwich will 'shock absorb' the fruit weight if the can goes inverted.) Replace lid, off to school.

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Kialei (author)KM192015-12-25

This is one of the best recycle ideas ever. Definitely going to try this!

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nfarrow (author)2015-11-17

The best one is a cantenna . Can't believe they didn't have it on the list.

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Ddawg747 (author)2015-11-17

Fun Fact: The man who invented the pringles can Graduated from the college in my city... The University of Toledo

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kc0kfg (author)2015-10-25

All my life I have been bothered by the fact that the lid will not stay attached on the bottom of the can am I the only one who's ever been bothered by this fact

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seftonypony (author)kc0kfg2015-11-15

That always drives me nuts too!!! I always wondered if I was the only one... :-)

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srdsteve (author)2015-11-08

Why not just use the plastic lid instead of the metal one as it is deeper. It will not conduct heat or cold so will keep table or other surface dry. You could also fold up a paper towel into square to absorb sweat from glass so it will not spill out when moving coaster.

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Africorn (author)2015-11-06

When camping, I've used a Pringles can as a container for as much of a roll of roller towel as will fit in (to keep it dry *and* to keep it from unrolling). The cans are also good for keeping matches, newspaper, tinder and kindling dry for starting campfires.

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practice balance (author)2015-11-05

genius?

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Althea MaeH (author)2015-11-02

I love the maze game!!

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SzabolcsK (author)2015-11-01

Our drummer uses one of these as a drumstick holder, duct taped to the hi-hat stand :)

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dragon fllyer (author)2015-10-25

Only real problem I can see is you have to eat some Pringles first...

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I don't see how it's a problem :)

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CaptSnaz (author)ShakeTheFuture2015-10-25

Have you read the ingredients? - lol

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Wscarborough1 (author)CaptSnaz2015-10-25

Have you checked what's in the air you breath or the water the EPA says is clean?

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CaptSnaz (author)Wscarborough12015-10-25

Between Monsanto & the Koch brothers, we're doomed. - lol

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traderII (author)CaptSnaz2015-11-01

Spoken like a true lib!

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AliceW5 (author)Wscarborough12015-10-26

We need water and air, we don´t need Pringles.
Most people think they are eating potato chips, but it´s not.
Pringles is made of cellulose.
You really should google "Pringles - cancer".

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silvermole (author)AliceW52015-10-31

Quotes from internet:

"Furthermore, Pringles do not carry a higher risk than other foods containing acrylamide. According to the World Health Organization,
acrylamide is naturally produced when certain foods (e.g., french
fries, potato chips) are heated at temperatures higher than 120°C
(248°F):"

and

"It's unclear how exactly Pringles got tied into this rumor about acrylamide and cancer, but it may have something to do with an October 2011 article
titled "The shocking true story of how Pringles are made," which had
nothing to do with claims about Pringles containing acrylamide (or any
other putative carcinogen) but rather with the fact they have precious
little actual potato in them:"

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Wscarborough1 (author)AliceW52015-10-26

AliceW5, I apologize if I made it sound like I was "Team Pringles" . I agree with you ... at least on the nutritional value of those things ... and I will look up your cancer connection research. I was just trying to say the Big Gov has us all over a barrel .... air - water - food - coal - oil .... in the military we had a saying "BOHICA" Bend Over Here It Comes Again!

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traderII (author)dragon fllyer2015-11-01

That's a problem?

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Why is eating Pringles bad?

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jduarte5 (author)2015-10-31

You can also make a DSLR lens cover which I find incredibly useful

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JoeRandolph (author)2015-10-30

Just what I have always needed, a tuna can dispenser!

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NoelV4 (author)JoeRandolph2015-10-31

Ha

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vbanaszak (author)2015-10-30

Neat ideas. I made a kaleidoscope from one a few years ago.

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johndavidf (author)2015-10-26

The only problem I see here is that you have to buy the Pringles. Then you have to throw them away to get the empty container. Our tuna or salmon cans will never fit inside. The reason for throwing them away is because they are unhealthy food.

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why the heck did you even look at the article then? You don't eat pringles, and you are just going to waste food.

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dummy1977 (author)PhyukYOOMMKAAY2015-10-29

How else is he going to let us know that he is better than us?

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NachoJ (author)johndavidf2015-10-28

Troll.

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ZOMBIE1313 (author)johndavidf2015-10-26

Lets see, u don't eat Pringles, so u dont have the cans. Why did u look at the article?

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LittleHairyApe (author)2015-10-28

#4 thing: WiFi range extending antenna
#5 thing: Children's telescope
#6 thing: Grid down crystal radio
#7 thing: In car no spill trash can
#8 thing: Bicycle mounted drink holder
#9 thing: Compact rolled paper document protector
#10, #11, #12 thing: Mexican army, Thomas Jefferson, and Confederate code machine demos
#14, #15, #16 thing: 72 hr urban survival kit, hand line fishing kit, small hand tool kit
and so on...

author

Nice thought-provoking 'able.

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1st_Balrog (author)2015-10-28

I really like the Idea to use it as a tuna dispenser :D

another great idea is: cut them in, lets say, 10 cm (~4 inches) pieces and stack them to a pyramid. that way you get a nice mini-storage for different things ;)

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