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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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InkyMamaCrafts
InkyMamaCrafts

12 years ago

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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Schisler7
Schisler7

Reply 12 years ago

SCWEET!

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11010010110
11010010110

Reply 12 years ago

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

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InkyMamaCrafts
InkyMamaCrafts

Reply 12 years ago

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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11010010110
11010010110

Reply 12 years ago

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
memyselfand1

12 years ago

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

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Schisler7
Schisler7

Reply 12 years ago

Indeed it is amazing

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bptakoma
bptakoma

12 years ago

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
Schisler7

12 years ago

These are all great! Keep them coming! :D

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jeff-o
jeff-o

12 years ago

Try building furniture out of them.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

12 years ago

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

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kithso
kithso

12 years ago

Makeshift camera adapter for a telescope or some binoculars maybe

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wwnormando
wwnormando

12 years ago

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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Schisler7
Schisler7

Reply 12 years ago

haha wha?

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Sandisk1duo
Sandisk1duo

12 years ago

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