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Cheap and cheerful: 12 unusual uses of plastic straw

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Sometimes even a small invention can change the world and win national love. It would seem that humanity needed a straw to drink? American Marvin stone, received a patent for the first "tube" of paper back in 1888, was sure: necessary. And he turned out to be right: besides the fact that this trifle instantly adds +10 to the appetizing of any drink, everyone who suffers from problems with teeth appreciated it. But what Marvin didn’t exactly count on was the ingenuity of the descendants. Just see what unusual uses they found for his brainchild.

We do not know which straw could break the back of a camel from the well-known proverb, but we know what 12 unusual applications you can think of for an ordinary plastic tube. And many of them will be unexpectedly useful in the household.
With the help of a plastic straw for drinks you can:

1. Support broken colors

12 unusual uses plastic straws

12 unusual uses plastic straws

Maybe it sounds romantic and dramatic, but it really prolongs the life of the bouquet and improves its appearance. Just insert the stem into a straw.


2. Never confuse which cable is connected

12 unusual uses plastic straws

For the best effect, it is better to make badges of different colors and even sign them with a marker.


3. Pass the bike

12 unusual uses plastic straws

12 unusual uses plastic straws

12 unusual uses plastic straws

12 unusual uses plastic straws

For such a budget, but spectacular decor, pick up straws of different colors (if you find such ones that are hallowed in the dark - generally the jackpot!), Cut them into several parts, and then cut each segment again, across.


4. Do abstract painting

12 unusual uses plastic straws

12 unusual uses plastic straws

12 unusual uses plastic straws

This requires paint, water, a lot of imagination and a straw as a spray. What if the second Jackson Pollock is taking a deep nap inside you?


5. To extend the shelf life of food

12 unusual uses plastic straws

12 unusual uses plastic straws

Many, going on the road or replenishing their home stocks of provisions, put food in a plastic bag ("zip lock") for tightness. And yet, some of the air still remains inside, which inevitably (albeit slightly slower) will affect the quality of the product. Next time, before packing your lunch in plastic, leave a small hole in the bag, insert the tube in there and take a deep breath, drawing in the remaining air. Now it looks more like a vacuum.


6. Do not unravel these annoying knots on chains and necklaces.

12 unusual uses plastic straws

12 unusual uses plastic straws

Pass each chain through a straw and take care of your fragile nerves.


7. Make a flute and learn how to play it.

12 unusual uses plastic straws

12 unusual uses plastic straws

12 unusual uses plastic straws

Is the absence of a musical instrument (or a musical ear) can stop the rush of a creative person?



8. Observe the principle of siphon operation.

12 unusual uses plastic straws

12 unusual uses plastic straws

12 unusual uses plastic straws


9. Make customized containers for salt, sugar and spices.

12 unusual uses plastic straws

12 unusual uses plastic straws

12 unusual uses plastic straws

12 unusual uses plastic straws

12 unusual uses plastic straws

Cut the straw into several segments. Using an iron (remember to use wax paper as a gasket), melt the tip of each piece as if sealing it. Pour sugar, salt of coffee or spices into the container, then “seal” from the other end in the same way. These homemade sticks are very convenient to take with you on a trip.


10. Turn any glass into a glass from McDonalds

12 unusual uses plastic straws

Just cover it with a paper or cardboard cake basket, making a hole in the middle of it with a straw. And even compote in the country will be a little steeper.


11. Make a "tripod" for the funnel.

12 unusual uses plastic straws


12. Brush your teeth

12 unusual uses plastic straws

Just bite off the tip of the straw to get a slightly pointy edge, and bring beauty. Slow and careful. Extravagant way, but it works. Just don't do it in a public place. And do not tell anyone that we told you.

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