Paper Clips

There are hundreds of alternate uses for a paper clip. Listed below are just a few:

  • Hem holder
  • Eye glass repair
  • Hair barrette
  • Clean fingernails
  • Mend clothing or gear
  • Splint for minor injuries of fingers & toes
  • Makeshift antenna for small electronics
  • On a smashed finger – blood begins pressuring under the thumbnail, you can take a paper clip, straighten it, heat its tip with a flame and push the paper clip through the thumbnail to make a hole to relieve the pressure
  • As a threading tool
  • Emergency fish hook
  • Use as a component to make a compass
  • Make into a safety pin
  • Use as a cotter pin