Solution: A small humidifier that can sit in the case with my Uke and create a happy, humid environment.
True, I could just buy a humidifier, but what fun would that be? Plus, this one only cost $3.00 to make.
Step 1: Materials and Tools
Note: It is recommended that you use a 3M O-Cello sponge because they are quality anti-mold and anti-bacterial sponges. When I made this instructable my local store was out of these so I went with the cheapest sponge I could find. However, I will soon be switching to the O-Cello as soon as I can find one.
Step 2: Step One - Eat the Candy
I recommend enjoying one package of Pez and sharing the other with a friend. I shared mine with my Dad.
Step 3: Step Two - Drill
After drilling your holes you may want to clean up the edges with a bit of sand paper or a blade of some sort.
Note: There is a metal spring inside the dispenser that is going to get in a fight with your drill bit. Be careful and rest assured that your drill bit will win. (See photo from step three)
Step 4: Step Three - Remove the Pez Innards
Now you can pull the head/inner case of the Pex dispenser out of the outer case. (I invite you to do so)
Step 5: Step Four - Cut the Sponge
The sponge should fit firmly into the Pez Dispenser.
Step 6: Step Five - Assemble and Wet
Slide the sponge under a small stream of running water from the sink to get it wet. You want the sponge wet, but not dripping. A good way to accomplish this is to squeeze the sides and 'fling' the water out by swinging the inner case fast.
Slide the inner case into the outer case.
You've now made a sweet Pez Dispenser Ukulele Humidifier. Congrats!
Step 7: Use and Care
You should also change your sponge out every few months or so to get rid of any mold or bacteria. I would follow this step even if you are using the fancy O-Cello sponges discussed in the note the materials and tools guide. To change the sponge slide the inner case out of the outer case, pull out and discard the old sponge, and repeat steps four and five.
Note: The break down of these steps is not meant to insult your intelligence. I simply try to write clear, thorough, and detailed instructables. : )