One of my friends would always carry around several rubber bands and when I asked him recently, he started rattling off this long list that inspired me to make this instructable. Sorry about those weird little symbols. I can't get rid of them. But, anyways, please rate and comment on this instructable. PLEASE VOTE FOR ME IN THE KLUTZ CONTEST!!!

Step 1: Tricks 1-10

#1 Quick Tagging  Are these batteries at the bottom of my bag charged or uncharged? Tag your batteries with rubber bands so you never have to guess. You can differentiate between various groups of objects by tagging each group with a certain color rubber band, or a specific number of visible rubber bands.

#2 Pencil grip-wrap it around the part of the pencil where you hold it to write with for a comfy grip.

#3 Mark the Level of Liquid Remaining in a Solid Color Container  Take a paint can for instance& before you pound the top back on, wrap a rubber band around the outside of the can at the same level as the paint remaining in the can. Next time you need it youll know exactly how much you have left in a single glance.

#4 Slingshot / Catapult  Every kids favorite thing to do with a rubber band, but if you think hard enough, I bet there are some practical uses for making one of these.

#5 Simple Art  Take a pegboard and stretch different color rubber bands in various shapes until every peg has been used at least once. Fun, creative and simple.

#6 Strap an Injured Finger  Use a rubber band to strap an injured finger to a firm stick or piece of cardboard until it can be properly casted.

#7 Melt and Use as an Adhesive  Its not glue, but a melted rubber band does make a darn good adhesive.

#8 A Distraction  Pull the famous rubber band gun trick and shoot a rubber band across the room. Try to hit something that makes a sound, or just catch your victims attention. As soon as they look the other way, make your move.

around the front cover to prevent bending) or around your wrist as a reminder to get som
#9 Act as a Reminder  Wrap a rubber band around a specific page in your planner (and also ething done.

#10 Rubber Padding  Wrap a couple rubber bands around a TV remote or ash tray to prevent it from sliding and scratching the tables surface.
This is awesome! (But i think there is something wrong with number 9, some of the script is over the number)
You found $35 at school?
yeah! it was awesome! everyone was walking right past it. i picked it up and kept walking. i didnt count it till i got to class. it was 45$! i gave 10 to my triplet brother. yep, i wrote correctly. im a triplet.
That would be so weird...to be a triplet I mean, not to find money. Well, I guess it would be a bit weird to find money at school. But not as weird as being a triplet. <br>
OK I will vote for you! I'll do it now good luck! :D
i have 55 dollars cash on me right now. i found 35 at school, spent 5, then got 20 for my birthday. i got 5 more.
you found $35 at school?
yeah! i was amazed!
i chopped my finger off and this rubberband isn't helping. am i doing it wrong? i'm in process of doing all these tricks. i'm on # 6 and kinda stuck. help, please?
oh, I&nbsp;forgot one put it on the bottom of a candle to keep it from wobbling in the candleholder.
31 making a ponytail<br /> 32 as a headband<br /> 33 hold your pants legs up if they're too long<br /> 34 buttonhole extender - loop it onto the hole then slip over the button (good when you've had a huge meal!<br /> 35 keeping a fan grate from rattling (stretch around so that it's held tight)
Good 'ible, but in an emergency you can use a good rubberband as an eraser.
what kind of serious emergency requires an eraser?
&nbsp;dude, he said that<br />
rubber bands are like duck tape, you can do anything with them
I think that this instructable is awesome. And, MasterCommander, you have no idea what you are talking about. Fireblast_1212 is right, it tells you HOW to use rubber bands not just a know-how-to, whatever that is.
That is exactly what it is... HOW to use a rubber band is the same as a know-how-to... lol
notice the iill guy favorites and comments only on instructables made by Fireblast_1212...
its a mystery, 100% sure its a (convinced and opinion) double account,
Hahaha your right...double account maybe?? Credits himself for his ideas ;) lol
all of these things are rubber-badn powered, right?
Ummm no... not POWERED, their just things to do with a rubber band...
Ummm they are powered by rubber bands. you need a rubber band for these uses.
No it is NOT rubber-band powered... in order for something to be rubber band powered, it has to power something other than itself. Power or to be Powered: "The energy or motive force by which a physical system or machine is operated" (The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Except for the rubber band gun. It only works if you use a rubber band.
Sorry, didn't know that.
Gets my VOTE. This should get 30 votes, one for each tip ;) Nicely done. I especially like the battery tagging tip and am now using it.
Cool! Thanks!
the apple one is good but it tastes funny
Wicked sweet!
nice ible its really cool and well written :)
I came up with one awhile ago after we always got in trouble with our parents for having the light on at bedtime. Tie a rubber band on the door knob, and, while the light switch is UP, put the rubber band on the switch and close the door. When they open the door, the rubber band will shut off the light. THIS ONLY WORKS WITH SWITCH PANELS THAT ARE NEXT TO THE END OF DOOR THAT IT OPENS.
haha i always get in trouble for tht
between 14 and 15 there is a extra use. so there are 31
Thanks! I didn't notice that! :)
Um, this is missing a lot of pictures. Also, your text is messed up 1.5/5
It's not me that messed it up. Insctructables won't let me use the little dash thing and I have a picture for every step which seems to satisfy the instructables administrators.
I realize this, but it didn't satisfy me. :P and how doesn't instructables let you use this --------...?<br/>
Using #8 in school is fun You got my vote.
hey, #11 is just a copy of #2....
Not anymore.
Please vot for me in the rubber band kluts contest!
I meant vote not vot!
Hey, you've got a ton of really great ideas here! I never thought about keeping a spoon from falling in a bowl, or marking the content level of a solid container, or the apple trick -- I may have to adopt some of these ideas. May I ask how you came up with such a huge list? Google search? Group brainstorm? Looking around your abode? Thanks for a fun read -- you've got my vote, as soon as I figure out how. :)
There's a day for voting on what i've been told and you'll know it as soon as it comes i guess. I googled some of it and got some ideas from trying to solve problems and only having a rubber band on hand.
i just added rubber bands to my list of things to have when trapped on a dessert island. My list includs : knife, 1inch rool of gorilla tape(best stuff ever!)Lighter, Rubber bands , Steel wool and 9 volt battery!

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