Introduction: Tennis Ball Jar Opener

Have some dead tennis balls around the house? With a little bit of cutting you can easily turn one ball into a pair of jar openers. Check it out.

Step 1: Stuff

All you need is a tennis ball and a knife. Any sharp knife will work, but a shorter blade is preferable so that you're less at risk of cutting yourself.

Step 2: Cut!

Take the trusty blade and cut the ball along the seam. Be careful here since you'll be turning the ball around a lot. I made lots of small cuts here. You won't save too much time here by speeding things up anyway.

Step 3: Done!

Presto! A pair of jar openers. The rubber inside grips nicely on metal lids, making it a lot easier to open a jar up.

Step 4: Decorate It

Add a couple of dots and your little jar opener has some more personality! No effect on the effectiveness, but it's more fun.

Comments

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Yonatan24 (author)2016-08-24

Hi, I've added your Instructable to the "10 Things YOU Can Make From an Old Tennis Ball!" Collection

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EricHi (author)2015-08-14

Good thinking!

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super scout (author)2011-12-11

These work great!

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WhyHello (author)2010-11-22

Does this work?i use kitchen gloves

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WhyHello (author)2010-11-22

wow

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nightninja87 (author)2010-06-25

this is sooo cool! and i got an idea too if you ever seen those 1 dollar draw liners the rubbery ones you could use those to open a draw or even put under a cutting board so you could add grip so it doesn't slip i haven't found other uses for it so far if anyone does please let me know this thing reminds me a little of the hamster toy i had from McDonald for goosebumps

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McMoogie (author)2010-06-24

I LOVE THE EYES!!!!

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BeanGolem (author)2010-06-23

And for those pesky Costco 1000 count pickle jars...

The Mega-Grip!


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bowmaster (author)BeanGolem2010-06-24

Dang!

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justcallmecloud (author)2010-06-23

What I usually do for a tough jar is get a belt and tighten it over a jar. That works much better then a towel, but this instructables helps me keep my pants off the floor. :P Awesome.

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farzadbayan (author)2010-06-23

That's odd , thanks !

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yoyology (author)2010-06-23

Do you have to say "wockawockawockawocka" when you're using one?

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MegaMetal8 (author)2010-06-23

kool

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mwwdesign (author)2010-06-22

Excellent idea!

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orangecrush (author)2010-06-22

never would have thought of that! nice!

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nickodemus (author)2010-06-22

Nice!

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kcls (author)2010-06-22

A good idea indeed!

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