I made the repair, no problem. Just for fun though, I decided not not to put it back in its original case. I searched the house - looking for something to put it in. I almost went to the store to pick up a pink eraser. Then I found this travel-size toothpaste - it only had enough toothpaste for 1 or 2 more brushings.
I confess that my original purpose was aesthetic humor. However, my second thought was that I could keep this soon-to-be-discarded vessel away from the landfill.
Step 1: Help Fight Cavities!
A travel-size toothpaste tube with a screw-on cap - near empty.
Ex-wife's USB thumb drive
Some stuffing or batting material - My dogs tore open a pillow earlier in the day.