Our second installment of Unusual Uses for Everyday Things focuses on finding new uses for things from the kitchen. Whether you've got 10 fun things to do with a microwave or a clever new use for that salad spinner, we want to see what you come up with.

The top three winners will receive a special Sugru prize pack, and all finalists will win a spot in an ebook and a one-year Pro membership. There's also a special prize for the entry exhibiting the best use of Sugru!

But you've only got two weeks, so go, go, go!

Ready to start? Click here!

Multiple entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize. Contest is open to international entries. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PDT, May 15.

The Unusual Uses: Kitchen Challenge is closed.


First Prize (3 winners)

Three first prize winners will receive a Sugru prize pack and Instructables t-shirt in addition to the finalist prize of a one-year Pro membership and inclusion in an ebook.

Special Prize (1 winner)

One winner will receive an Instructables/Sugru prize pack for exhibiting the best use of Sugru in their entry!


Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between May 2, 2011 and May 15, 2011 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Unusual Uses: Kitchen Challenge. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.