Last Updated on March 15, 2023 by Tabraiz
Plastic sandwich bags are great for packing not only sandwiches but also dry snacks like pretzels or nuts and refrigerated snacks such as berries and celery. But did you know that plastic sandwich bags are for much more than packing lunches? Let’s find out what else you can do with them!
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Make Icing Bags for Decorating Cakes
Did you run out of your icing bags to decorate a cake or cupcakes? Grab a sandwich bag, snip a small hole in one of the bottom corners, and affix your icing tips if you have any.
As long as the sandwich bag is name-brand, it can hold up well as a substitute icing bag when you place icing tips on them. Off-beat brand sandwich bags are too thin to accommodate icing tips attached to them.
Make an Ice Pack
Make ahead a couple of ice packs in case someone falls and skins their knee or elbow. Combine two parts of water and one part rubbing alcohol and let it freeze for at least a few hours. You will be left with a squishy homemade ice pack that does not freeze all the way so it acts as a gel pack for soothing injuries.
Separate Items In a First Aid Kit
When you purchase ready-made first aid kits at the store, everything is usually piled into the container without being separated. First, add more bandages, gauze, alcohol pads, hand sanitizer, and gloves to your desired amount.
Separate each category of items. Grab the number of sandwich bags needed for storage. Use a sticker label to write the name of the item and affix it to the sandwich bag. Fill each bag with the separated items such as one for bandages, another for gauze and gauze tape, an additional bag for alcohol pads, and so on.
This also works great if you have different types of bandages or unique bandage prints that you want to keep separate. For example, if you have five different types of kids’ bandages, you can cut the front of the box and place it in the bag as the label so your child can pick the specific bandage they want more easily.
Plus, decanting all of your bandages out of their boxes saves space in your storage area. How’s that for spring cleaning?
Organize Items In a Craft Drawer
Are you a crafter with messy craft drawers? Enter the plastic sandwich bag! You can separate different colors of thread, pom poms, crafting utensils, and other items into sandwich bags with labels so you can find what you need much more quickly.
For example, one drawer can be for crafting utensils. Keep paint palettes off to the side of the drawer, corral smaller paint brushes into a sandwich bag, use another bag for crochet needles, and so on.
DIY Goody Bags
We know your little ones may love the goody bags with the characters on them. However, you can decorate sandwich bags using stickers and get the same fun-filled experience at a cheaper cost.
Get your child involved by having him or her pick out the stickers you will use to decorate the sandwich bag. Fill them with goodies such as candy, crafts, and small toys for children to take home after they celebrated a birthday or another holiday with your child.
Before You Go
What are some ways that you can think of to repurpose sandwich bags for more than packing your lunches throughout the week? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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