Uses for Drinking Straws

I know yogurt can be really messy. Just give kids a straw to drink the yogurt out of their container, no mess. So much easier.

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Cut drinking straws into short lengths and insert through slits in pie crust to prevent juice from running over in the oven and permit steam to escape.

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When you go to use a straw for your drink, just run it under the tap to clean any dust that maybe inside. I use straws to drink my green tea as I use honey and cinnamon and the cinnamon sinks to the bottom.

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November 29, 2005

To try to save yourself from getting cold sores, when eating in a restaurant with reusable glasses, always ask for a straw for each of your drinking glasses.

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I buy unopened bags of straws to use as coffee and hot cocoa stir sticks. I pick them up at yard sales, party outlet stores or thrift stores cheap! I cut them in half, or thirds, if I get the extra long ones.

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October 27, 2004

To make the drinkable yogurts easier for my young children to drink, I poke a stir straw in through the removable top to prevent spilling! I also keep these stirring straws on hand in case we lose one of the straws from our juice boxes! By Kristin

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August 17, 2017

One creative use for a drinking straw is for help in organizing necklaces. Keep the chains on your pendant necklaces from getting tangled by storing them inside a drinking straw.

Straw Pendant Necklace Holder

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April 20, 2019

Repurpose a fat straw as containers for shampoo, lotions, etc. so you can travel with small amounts of your favorites. This is a page about using drinking straw as small travel containers.

Drinking Straw as Small Travel Containers - straws containing toothpaste, conditioner, and shampoo

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August 19, 2020

A while ago, I saw a product on "Shark Tank" that was a tiny spatula tip on a long stick. It was used to clean out the last of the lotion in tall bottles. I was doing the dishes this morning and came across some Slurpee spoon-tip straws and realized they could be used for the same thing.

A Slurpee straw being used to remove lotion from a bottle.

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May 17, 2020

If you prefer to drink your soda out of the can through a straw, check out these two methods for keeping the straw from moving around in the opening. Try both and see which way you prefer.

Using a Straw in a Soda Can - insert straw

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February 28, 2019

To rethread a draw cord for your sweats or shorts, insert the cord into a drinking straw and staple it so that it won't slip away when you pull it. This is a page about use a drinking straw for threading draw cords.

Placing a drinking straw as a channel for draw cords in clothing.

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August 30, 2018

Rather than using a small knife to remove the hulls from strawberries, try this tip using a plastic straw. This is a page about using a straw to hull strawberries.

A strawberry with a straw used for removing the tops.

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April 4, 2018

This is a page about sealing food packaging with a drinking straw. Use plastic drinking straws to help seal plastic food storage bags.

Drinking Straw

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