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    Talking Uses for koolaid canisters

    We have several of these laying around and I hate to just throw them out. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!

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    What do they look like? I've only see little packs of Koolaid for sale, what is a canister (I mean a Koolaid canister, I know what a general canister is). Are they metal or plastic? Big enough to use for crafts? Like pencil and crayon holders if they are small, or kitchen utensil holders if they are big...

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    Other then the usual storage type stuff like buttons from old clothing, rubber bands from vegetables or newspapers. twisty ties from bread wrappers, etc. I can only think of crafty type things. They would store home play-doh rather well I think. Or you could make some of these

    Snowman crafted from recycled Kool Aide container

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    They are the 8quart presweetened koolaid canisters. Could you use these for any type of food storage or such?

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    Thanks Polly - that's what I'm going to do with my CoffeeMate containers!!
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    dog toy-tape w/ clear packing tape around edge after you throw some small rock in.

    Make an instrument for a small child

    sugar container that won't spill

    Decorate it for a kids penti/pen holder

    Keep crayons in it for long trips (don't leave in car-melty)

    make jello in it-take container w/ you

    cut a slot and make a bank

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    Ah, we went through a bunch of these when we were building our house. It was cheap and easy to keep thirsty people happy.
    We ended up using them for storing screws, nails, miracle gro etc in.
    You can cut the taper off of the inside to the thread for the cap. Fill with non-gravy or watery food, a little saran or wax paper across the opening, screw the cap back on and you can tote a meal to work or home.

    We also used these for sprout starters.
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    Thanks for all of the ideas so far, would appreciate any more that anyone should have. We don't have small children in the house anymore, but some of these will work for the grandkids! Thanks again, and keep em coming!!!

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    I would use them for the different rubs/mixes I make. Taco Seasoning, Chili Mix, etc.

    I'd also open up the 50 bajillion envelopes of ranch dressing mix that I have acquired and put them all in one container.
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    Sugar, sweet and low, packs from resturants ketchup ,soy ect

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    Quote Originally Posted by dolfinonmi View Post
    They are the 8quart presweetened koolaid canisters. Could you use these for any type of food storage or such?
    Are they plastic, cardboard or metal? What type of lid do they have - screw tops or regular plastic press on lid? (like the kind from hot chocolate that comes in a cardboard container)

    Regardless of type of canister: I'd shove one full of plastic bags and place in car..never know when you'll need a bag. Maybe make a mini first aid kit for the car too: assorted band aids, gauze, manicure scissors, tape, polysporin, alcohol wipes etc. Sounds like they'd be large enough to hold these items.

    Are they large enough to hold tea lights? You could decorate the outside to make them look nicer.

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    they are plastic with screw on lids, thanks for all of the ideas!!!

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    dolfinonmi - I would like to think they'd be alright for food storage. My dad uses peanut butter jars & mayo jars to store things but our turnover rate is pretty regular...not sure how good they'd be for long term? Pasta, rice, beans, soup mixes, blln cubes, pretzels, candies etc Maybe place a sheet of plastic wrap overtop then screw on the lid as MTS04 suggested?

    If they're tall enough, maybe you could store crochet needles in it? (if you do that sorta stuff).

    I like the idea of a sewing kit, everything would fit inside nicely!!

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    I use them (well, I actually use coffee cans - the plastic types) to pour cooking grease into. Esp. when I've been doing a big cooking day and accumulated a ton of hamburger grease. I then put it in the freezer 'til trash day. Keeps the drains in the kitchen happy, and the neighborhood dogs outta my garbage!

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    Hehehe...I saved them and used them for "pee" emergencies in the car on long trips when the boys were very little. Sometimes they'd wait til they were about to explode to say they had to go and the next exit would be miles away. It sure beat standing next to the car peeing in public and trying to keep it private!

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