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    Super Member Lakeview Quilting's Avatar
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    Any recycling ideas for the Mettler empty thread spools? It's so hard to throw them away! Thanks. Kathy

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    See if any daycares or preschools have a use for them? :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    See if any daycares or preschools have a use for them? :D:D:D
    Great idea! Thanks! Not having grandchildren yet I forget about daycares and schools.

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    You can make cute Christmas ornaments out of them

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    daycares could use them for crafts

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    And my cats love to play with them!! :lol:

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    We donate them to Preschools.

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    Great idea too.

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    What about elderly recreational activities?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuziC
    You can make cute Christmas ornaments out of them
    Now I am curious!!! Please do tell SuziC. Thanks. Kathy

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    Quote Originally Posted by debbieumphress
    Great idea too.
    Debbie - love your signature line. Do you mind if I borrow it?

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    Just a thought for your spools. I've seen people glue sponge shapes on the end of spools and use them as stamps. If you aren't interested maybe a school art class would be.

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    what a neat idea!!

    Quote Originally Posted by lab fairy
    Just a thought for your spools. I've seen people glue sponge shapes on the end of spools and use them as stamps. If you aren't interested maybe a school art class would be.

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    Great idea. I donate a lot of other things to the preschool, don't know why I didn't think about used thread spools.

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    My mom worked in a pre-K and she would take my spools for the kids to practice "threading" with yarn. Develops hand-eye coordination. Other than that, I'm not sure what can be done with them. I'd love some "craft" type ideas for my two kids.

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