Our Favourite Unconventional Uses for Pool Noodles

Our Favourite Unconventional Uses for Pool Noodles

Did you know that you can only order pool noodles in packs of six or more? Because I learned the hard way.

When we set out to test if you can properly social distance while wearing a hat made of pool noodles, I ended up with a large pack of foam pasta, and me with no pool to frolic in.

Instead of letting the noodles go to waste — and since I don’t even know anyone who has a pool — I set out to find other uses for these multicoloured oversized bucatini.

  • Since they are just round foam, you can cut a slit in the noodle length wise and place it over sharp edges of furniture.
  • You can use the same method to cover the rungs of a ladder to protect your shins from getting banged up.
  • To fill a bucket, place the noodle on your faucet to create a very long funnel or DIY hose.
  • Cut the noodle down to about one foot long, and then again in half length wise; use the resulting foam pad as a knee cushion when gardening or a wrist rest for your computer.

For all these hacks and more, check out the video above.

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