101 uses for toilet roll insert

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101 uses for toilet roll insert

Post: #15592 gunners71uk
Sun Mar 26, 2006 4:45 pm

a telescope to spot other allotmenteers !!!!!!!!

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Post: #15607 albert onglebod
Sun Mar 26, 2006 6:40 pm

2. tape 2 together for toy binoculars
3. shred to add to your compost
4. make christmas crackers with snaps and crepe paper
5. use to make miniature fairy castles by ading a cone shaped roof and glueing and painting.
6. give them to the gerbils or mice to use for tunnels

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Post: #15653 Kfish
Mon Mar 27, 2006 1:55 am

7. push into dirt around seedlings to discourage cutworm
8. fill with potting mix and plant seeds in

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Post: #15678 glenniedragon
Mon Mar 27, 2006 9:51 am

9. string some together and paint green. There you have it a giant snake for kids 'jungle' bedroom

10 Give to local Nursery (for children not plants) as they have 1001 uses for them and never say no (not to bubble wrap, packing polystyrene, envelopes, fabric off-cuts etc..either)

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Post: #15683 Hepsibah
Mon Mar 27, 2006 10:20 am

We always call them 'duh-duh-duh's'. :shock:
Because when the children were small they always used to put them to their lips, trumpet style and go " Duh-Duh-Duuuhhh!!!". :lol: :roll:
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Post: #15701 Millymollymandy
Mon Mar 27, 2006 11:15 am

12. Use with kindling to light fires

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Post: #15746 Libby
Mon Mar 27, 2006 6:44 pm

Hepsibah wrote:We always call them 'duh-duh-duh's'. :shock:
Because when the children were small they always used to put them to their lips, trumpet style and go " Duh-Duh-Duuuhhh!!!". :lol: :roll:


We call them doot-da-roots for the same reason :lol:
I want to wake up in the morning and see green!

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Post: #15762 ina
Mon Mar 27, 2006 7:58 pm

Paint them all different colours and string them up as decoration for Christmas / fancy dress parties etc
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Post: #15763 nick
Mon Mar 27, 2006 9:34 pm

put some rice inside, cover ends, decorate and shake.

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Post: #15797 Ranter
Tue Mar 28, 2006 12:02 pm

15 (I think) give them to kittens to play with.

Family & friends bought my kitten loads of toys - the ones she preferred were toilet roll tubes & screwed up balls of paper. So maybe a cat/animal shelter would appreciate some tubes.

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Post: #15816 Hepsibah
Tue Mar 28, 2006 3:59 pm

Stick one over a golfball sized lightbulb in a lamp and use it as an egg candler.
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Post: #15882 wulf
Wed Mar 29, 2006 6:35 am

17. Draw faces on them and collect a whole tribe!

When I was at university, one of my close friends and housemates liked to do this. By the end of the year, our bathroom was crowded with numerous "TR people"!

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Post: #25055 Monty
Thu Jun 29, 2006 4:05 pm

I saw on the tv show 'heaven's garden,' that toilet roll inserts can be filled with compost, then carrot seeds can go in and germinate, then be planted straight out....

Do they fully biodegrade quick enough? Or would you steer well clear?
Weeds make me mad.

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Post: #25104 elfcurry
Thu Jun 29, 2006 11:49 pm

I've tried planting seeds (eg runner beans) in them but found two practical problems:
  1. the compost falls out the bottom
  2. they unroll when damp

I didn't try again as the remedies didn't seem worth the bother!

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Post: #25125 circlecross
Fri Jun 30, 2006 8:13 am

sorry to be a stick in the mud, but nursery regulations forbid the use of toilet rolls for craft. Kitchen rolls are fine. You can use them with your own precious darlings, but not other people's unfortunately (I get through more TP than KR, so they'll have to be plant pots instead!)

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