Things to do with dead swim caps
My silicone 8 Bridges cap from 2012 finally ripped the other day after 3 years of loyal service. I've never seen anyone talking about doing anything with dead swim caps, so here are some things that I do with mine:
1) Frame it as a race memento with date, results, etc (this is what happened to the 8 Bridges cap). Dollar Tree sells OK-looking frames (they are NOT rugged, however) for $1.00 and I have a wall full of things like framed caps, newspaper articles, etc.
2) I do a lot of construction projects with wood - building horse stalls, various remodeling things that She Who Must Be Obeyed commands and building shelves for my huge book collection, among other things. One of the easiest ways to remove a Phillips head screw that is stripped is to cut a swim cap into 1 cm X 1 cm squares, put a square over the head of the screw, jam a Phillips head bit attached to a drill into the square and press it hard into screw head and then reverse it out. You can also use fairly wide rubber bands, but swim caps squares work just as well.
3) Cat toys. I cut it up so that it has long fringes off the back and then attach a string to the front and then drag it around for Dolby and Dustbunny to attack.
4) Gripper for jars. Use to get a better grip on jar lids that are stuck or when hands are wet.
4) One I haven't tried but want to: Fishing lures for bass. Something like this:
“Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.” - Oscar Wilde