RECYCLING: Using deodorant bottles for more than odour

WHO would have thought deodorant rollers would be of any use other than keeping away those nasty BO odours? They can also be used for a fun creative activity with the kids or grandkids.

It's a fantastic frugal activity for practising fine motor skills and also for those children that don't really like getting their hands messy with paint.

There is really no need to buy expensive painting products to have a little fun with a young child at home.

After using that last drops of roll on deodorant, simply slide a butter knife in between the side of the roller and container and pop out the ball.

Give the bottle and ball a thorough wash and then fill with whatever paint you like. You don't want the paint to be too thick though so it is a good idea to add a little water or the roller will stick.

Push the roller ball back onto the bottle, give it a shake and you are good to go.

It's also a good idea to do a few test runs first to get the paint flowing before offering otherwise it can prove difficult to use the first time for toddlers.


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