A Straw of Another Color

On January 2 the drinking straw was patented in 1888.  Ever since we’ve been using them in drinks and in creative projects.  Check out these straw decorations and decorations made from straws!

Straw Decorations

Star straw decorations

Creative Crafts

Action figures, Leis, planes, engineering projects, dancing lion or dragon, miniature golf sets, and lots more!

Mobiles, paintings, beading, flowers, 3-d art and more!

Basketball hoop game, straw curtain, wind pointer, fireworks and more!

Star burst ornament and straw bead necklace from eHow.com

Make your own party noisemakers with straws

Make extra large bubbles using straws

And for some over the top inspiration with straws, check out these crazy ideas!

Other than sipping a drink, what’s your favorite creative use for straws?  Share your creativity below!

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