Drinking straws are one of those things that I always feel nostalgic over. The moment the liquid touches my lips after passing through the plastic is the moment my mind takes me back to lazy summers having picnics, going to parties and memories of my mum offering my friends and me a glass of juice after playing football. But its not just drinking things you can do with a plastic straw, there are lots of these you can make with them and turn them into and here are just ten of the very best ideas…
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Often called a ‘Hoop Glider” it turns just about any straw into a glider that goes further and higher than any normal paper plane. A good idea for something to do a summers day when the kids are off school.
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When we all see a drinking straw we think about tasting a nice cold drink, maybe a crazy flavour of coke-cola(or any other drink) through it. But when artist Annie Boyden Varnot sees them she thinks about all the breathtaking sculptures she could make with them! It’s not something you can copy, but it’s impressive nonetheless.
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I never thought I would see something this beautiful made from drinking straws, but here we are! Made from over 1500 drinking straws this lamp is one very creative idea, but you will need an awful lot of straws
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In much the same way people make paper baskets these are all made with the art of weaving drinking straws! This fun little craft is only limited by your own imagination on what to make!
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Looking for some fun flip-flop slippers to wear around the house and decorate anyhow you want? This footwear craft is more fan than you might think and dare I say they look fabulous!
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Why fiddle around with knives and various other kitchen gadgets when all you have to do it Insert a straw into the end of the strawberry and push through to the stem! Having tried this myself I can tell you that it isn’t as easy as you think, but at least it works!
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This fun little maze isn’t hard to make at all and can be a real challenge if you use more straws! You can use it as a marble run or even as a blind maze game where the ‘maze runner’ is blindfolded and needs to get through the maze as fast as possible. Who knew drinking straws could be so much fun!
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OK, so you are not going to be able to ride off to a picnic on one, but if you enjoy making little sculptures or things you will find this idea a good challenge. The good news is, it doesn’t look like you need may straws for this idea, unlike many of the others.
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Looking for a nice reading seat that will keep you aired in the hot summer sun? This idea could well keep you cool as well as make a good recycling idea. But I dread to think how many straws you are gonna need to make one.
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Looking for something fun to make with the kids over summer? These jelly straws not only look great they also taste great! The more colours you use, the crazier the worm you make!