50 uses for a Paperclip

Following the example of thinking freely without fear of criticism or judgment, we are required to come up with 50+ uses for a paperclip. The current record is 120: maybe I’ll add onto this list over the semester and see how many I can come up with.

  1. Clip for paper
  2. Hairclip
  3. Soil aerator (stab holes into the soil to till it)
  4. (very bad) garbage pick-upper
  5. chopsticks
  6. toothpick
  7. Perforated-hole-erator (use it to make perforated holes!)
  8. Extendable nails
  9. Substitute earrings for non-pierced ears
  10. Ear piercer
  11. Tool for detailing in clay
  12. Emergency pants-holder-upper (for those without a belt)
  13. Lockpick
  14. Drink stirrer
  15. Ice pop stick
  16. Lollipop stick
  17. Barbie sword
  18. Balloon popper
  19. Fishing hook
  20. Bird attractor (because it is shiny)
  21. Cat toy (dangling on string)
  22. Ceiling hook
  23. Juice pack opener
  24. Bracelet
  25. Necklace
  26. Chain belt
  27. (very weak) Hand cuffs
  28. Circuit wire
  29. Chainmail
  30. Egg-drainer (punch hole at top and bottom)
  31. Guitar pick
  32. Violin mute
  33. Sink unclogger
  34. Kabob stick
  35. Safety pin
  36. Tack
  37. Bubble wand
  38. Clothes pin
  39. Microwave destroyer
  40. Ornament hook
  41. Choking hazard
  42. Weapon of self-defense (it is metal and sharp!)
  43. Tester for Baked goods
  44. Poker chips
  45. (very bad) Exacto knife
  46. Tweezers
  47. Attachable Guide for using chopsticks
  48. Fondue stick
  49. Knitting needle
  50. Modern art

About foldingwishes

I am a 3rd year CM major interested in animation and narratology. I believe that design is important and highly applicable to all fields and that good design creates enjoyable experiences. My favorite shows are Samurai Jack, My Life as a Teenage Robot and Avatar the Last Airbender and my favorite movies are Le Grande Chef, Ratatouille and the Great Mouse Detective.
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