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May 28, 2019 1:30 PM   Subscribe

What should I do with with 26 new 2.5 inch x 24 inch snap seal mailing tubes?

I haven’t been able to sell them them (Craigslist or EBay). If I can’t find a use for them (art project? household hack?) I’d like to donate them but what kind of nonprofit needs tubes that big?
posted by not_the_water to Grab Bag (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Artists who sell prints. Maybe a broker of prints. Local museum who sells prints, that is likely, right there. If you send me one of those tubes, I will send it back with a print.
posted by Oyéah at 1:41 PM on May 28 [5 favorites]

Cardboard Tube Samurai cosplay.
posted by sourcequench at 2:21 PM on May 28 [3 favorites]

Do you know of a local animal rescue which might welcome some as cage furniture for small animals (mice/small hamsters/baby rats, etc.)?
posted by Morfil Ffyrnig at 2:56 PM on May 28 [2 favorites]

Put small rattling things in them, like a small rain stick, and give them to children under the age of 5?
posted by amaire at 3:33 PM on May 28 [1 favorite]

Art teachers at schools may want it. or The East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse
posted by Sophont at 3:37 PM on May 28 [3 favorites]

Give them to 26 young children for the kids to sing into.
posted by JimN2TAW at 7:27 PM on May 28 [2 favorites]

Random pinterest 103 best reuse your shipping tubes.
posted by porpoise at 2:17 PM on May 29 [1 favorite]

Thanks Sophont! I hadn’t heard of the Depot. Looks amazing.
posted by not_the_water at 7:52 PM on May 30

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