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Toilet Paper Roll Ideas Answered

I have a small but growing stack of toilet paper rolls and I'd appreciate ideas for what to do with them. I'm strapped for ideas after hitting an idea block.... asdgfasdf

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PrincessBabycakes (author)2009-02-01

You could pland seeds in them, then when it's time to plant out your seedlings, slash the tube lenghtways a coule of times with a craft knife and plant the whole lot. The card will break down into your soil and if you're careful with the knife you won't disturb the roots.

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doesnt the water you give to the plant destruct the roll ?

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There are 2 ways around that. Firstly, your plant may be one that gets planted out very soon after sprouting, in which case you can water it gently with a plant mister - not enough water to destroy the cardboard. The other option is to set each tube into the bottom half of a plastic bottle. I am currently building a home-made propagator using the second method, I'll post instructions once it's done. The advantage of that is that you can cover the seedlings with the cut-off bottle tops - like mini-cloches

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in method 2 you can make the plastic a bit wider at the top. then its easy to slide out the plant once its ready

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memyselfand1 (author)2009-01-31

Isn't it amazing what you can do with the humble bog roll?

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bptakoma (author)2009-01-23

for a kids activity -- have kids decorate the tubes with markers, paint, tape, construction paper, etc. Tape the tubes together and make play binoculars. Goes very well with a pirate theme party for 5 year olds!! (if you can't use them, offer them to an elementary school or pre-school teacher.)

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Schisler7 (author)2009-01-22

These are all great! Keep them coming! :D

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jeff-o (author)2009-01-22

Try building furniture out of them.

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Goodhart (author)2009-01-22

Hamster trails (temporary only, as they like to chew on stuff like that too).

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kithso (author)2009-01-22

Makeshift camera adapter for a telescope or some binoculars maybe

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wwnormando (author)2009-01-22

Why don't you tape them all together from end to end then go out on a boat to the ocean then put the tube monster thing straight down in the water and talk to the fishes at the bottom of the ocean. Your welcome...

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Sandisk1duo (author)2009-01-20

nothing you could really do with them.. maybe make an art sculpture? but keep collecting them

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11010010110 (author)2009-01-20

shells for pneumatic cannon

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