DIY Contest Entry: Putting Pennies to Good Use

Putting Pennies to Good Use

It'd be nice to see what a penny will buy these days. Maybe you could draw something showcasing the many uses still available today for a penny (if any). With gas prices rising, it'd be nice to know you can still get something out of one cent.

Some ideas?

  • Make a wish in a fountain (does a penny still buy a wish?)
  • Board game piece (better than buying the whole thing over again)
  • Tire tread checker (we all know this one, hopefully)
  • Fabric weights (for keeping curtains and other hanging things straight)
  • Lottery ticket scratcher (thought I prefer knives)
  • DIY Contest Entry: Putting Pennies to Good UseUse as a golf ball marker (cheaper than a quarter)
  • Make a radio (???)

Here are some other useful ideas:

And maybe list some of the uses we all wish actually worked:

  • Suck on a penny to beat a lie detector test (is this true?)
  • Suck on a penny to beat a breathalyzer test (eh, doubt it works)

But what I'd really like to know are the odd uses... something I would probably never use, but would like to know I could if need be.

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@ yumi... even though this one didn't win... would make a great drawing!

Send your pennies to breast cancer research : best use i know of!

Glue pennies to the bottom of a table/chair leg so it doesn't wobble.

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