How To Find New Uses For Old Film Canisters

Recycling is in and there are many great uses for old film canisters. Be green and check out these helpful ideas.

Instructions

  • Step 1: Store your spare change in a film canister. It's an organized way to store coins for parking meters, tollbooths, or vending machines.
  • Step 2: Place your child’s lost tooth in a canister before they place it under their pillow. During the night, swap the tooth for the change in your other film canister.
  • FACT: During the 2008 Olympics, beach volleyball gold medalist Misty May-Treanor sprinkled her mother's ashes onto the sand from a film canister she used to carry the remains.
  • Step 3: Make an emergency first aid kit with a band-aid, alcohol wipe, cotton ball, and aspirin.
  • Step 4: Make a stamp dispenser by cutting a slit into the side with a craft knife and threading a roll of stamps through the slit.
  • Step 5: Turn your canister into an emergency sewing kit with a needle, thread, and button inside. Keeping it in your glove compartment or purse.
  • TIP: For your next outdoor adventure, fill a film canister with suntan lotion instead of bringing the whole bottle.
  • Step 6: Place your jewelry in a film canister while you get a massage or during your workout. It will help you avoid misplacing your favorite pair of earrings.
  • Step 7: Place some rice, buttons or beads inside an old film canister and enjoy watching your cat entertain itself with its new homemade toy.

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