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What can I do with cardboard tubes??

Ok, so it is bulk collection time in our area code, and one lady in my neighborhood put out a crapload of cardboard tubes. They are the heavy-duty, thick cardboard tubes, 3-4 feet long each, about 3-4 inches in diameter. I'm wondering if I should pick them up, but what can I do with them??

 
emslala

Asked by emslala at 11:44 PM on Aug. 9, 2009 in Hobbies & Crafts

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  • BlueSaphire

    Answer by BlueSaphire at 11:57 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • BlueSaphire

    Answer by BlueSaphire at 11:56 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • One thing to do with them is that you can figure out if a man needs a "normal" sized condom or not. If he fits inside the tube you are good to go, if not you might need a Magnum. I think it was on Oprah once.........This is a toilet paper sized one btw
    cakealicious13

    Answer by cakealicious13 at 12:03 AM on Aug. 10, 2009

  • You can make a rain stick! Try some of these links

    http://www.ehow.com/how_15892_make-rain-stick.html
    http://musicappreciation.suite101.com/article.cfm/how_to_make_a_rain_stick
    http://www.make-stuff.com/kids/rainstick.html
    http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/221907/how_to_make_a_musical_rain_stick_craft.html?cat=24
    bkenney410

    Answer by bkenney410 at 1:45 PM on Aug. 11, 2009

  • My son made the most adorable nativity scene using toilet paper rolls. I know it sounds crazy, but it's true! For the people, they wrapped fabric around them for clothes (dress, robes, etc) and for the animals, they laminated pics of the different animals and glued them to the rolls standing up. For the manger, they cut a roll lengthwise and put the two long curved sides back to back and glued them so they made two long "bowls." One side held it up and the other cradled baby jesus (made with a craft stick wrapped in white fabric). They put it all in a bow with a small slit cut into the side. In the slit fit a craft stick with a large star glued to the end of it. You turn the box on it's side and open it up and put the star in the top of the box and set everything up so it looks like a diorama. And my son would then tell the story of Mary and Joseph and the wise men following the star and of baby Jesus' birth.
    amy5272

    Answer by amy5272 at 12:53 AM on Aug. 12, 2009

  • If you crochet, I have seen them used to stick inside crocheted candles to make them stand up.
    I also use them for all those wires hanging in the back of my computer. You can also wrap the tubes in decorative paper to make it look pretty while hiding hanging wires.

    Hope this helps.
    croknit76

    Answer by croknit76 at 12:59 AM on Aug. 14, 2009

  • tyr these links also:

    http://www.make-stuff.com/recycling/cardboard_tube.html
    http://www.associatedcontent.com/topic/89159/cardboard_tubes.html
    http://www.craftelf.com/Craft_elf_general_Decoupage_Napkin_ring.htm
    http://www.freekidscrafts.com/cardboard_tube_crafts-t71.html
    croknit76

    Answer by croknit76 at 1:05 AM on Aug. 14, 2009

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