Most of us are a fan of bubble wrap and at some point, we all have taken pleasure in bursting them. People use it widely for protective packaging. There’s an interesting story about how this renowned packaging material came into existence.
In the year 1957, two inventors were planning to create a textured wallpaper. They tried to do that by sealing together two shower curtains with a layer of air bubbles caught between them. This gave birth to bubble wraps– the protective package material that the world uses.
But, do you know that you can use it for many other purposes as well?
Other uses of bubble wraps
- Stress Buster
We all know this and most of us have done that as well. When stressed, try popping the bubbles of the bubble wrap. It brings down the stress and anxiety since bursting the bubbles resembles fidgeting.
- Steering wheel wrap
Since it is such a great stress buster, you can wrap it up around the steering wheel if you get fidgety while driving. It has a calming effect and you can burst the bubbles if you get nervous or anxious. That will help you relax.
- Padding in the sleeping bag
Bubble wraps make comfortable beds. So, if you are camping out, cover the sleeping bag in these wraps for sleeping better. Also, it is a good insulator. So, if it’s cold outside, these wraps will keep you warm.
- Window Insulation
As mentioned above, bubble wraps are good insulators. So, you can use them to reduce the bill you incur on heating your house during winter. Just put them on your windows and stay warmer without spending a dime on the heating bill.
- Drink cover
Carrying the drinks somewhere and keeping their temperature intact is a big challenge. The trick is to wrap them up in bubble wraps. The hot drink stays hot and the cold ones cold. You can also use it while driving, party or camping.
- The dress
You can laugh it off, but bubble wraps can make a wonderful costume during fancy dress competition. In winters, you can also wear the dress made from this wrap to keep yourself warm. You can use this dress while camping in the open as well where the temperature is low.
- Shoe insert
Wearing shoes all day long makes our feet feel tired. Bubble wraps can help you here as well. Cut the wrap in the shape of your feet, insert it in your shoes and help your feet relax after a long and tiring day.
- Create art
You can also create interesting art using the bubble wrap. Use different colours, paints and wraps with different sizes of bubbles to create art. You can also use it for wall painting. Wrap the rollers with bubble wraps, dip it in paint and roll over the wall for creating interesting wall art.
- Bubble curlers
Many girls love curls but they avoid it because of the heat damages hair. But Bubble wraps can realise this dream for them. Just wrap your hair in small sections in strips of the wrap and leave it overnight. It is easy to sleep in them and in the morning you will have nice and beautiful curls.
- Fun games
Many companies use bubble wraps to make various products that kids can have fun with. You can select from the range they offer and let your kid have some healthy fun.
So, here’s how you can use bubble wraps for something other than packaging as well.