Bandana In My Hand
My grandfather and uncle, like most farmers in my area, were old fashioned enough to still use bandannas for handkerchiefs rather than rely on disposable tissues. They stocked up on them, too, so when they both passed on, we had some 20 or 30 bandannas passed down to us. Here are some ways to use them:
Bibs for babies and toddlers.
Cloth napkins, especially at picnics.
Tie around the handle of your suitcase so that you easily recognize your baggage when picking up luggage at the airport after a trip.
Blindfold for playing blindman's bluff
Wet it, fold it, put it in a ziplock bag and keep it in the freezer for bumps and boo-boos.
Follow this guideline for some really pretty wavy (long) hair using bandanas as 'curlers'.
Our middle two girls made families of handkerchief dolls from our bandanas on a regular basis- this probably kept them entertained for at least two years of healthy, imaginative, and frugal play.
Use it as a carrier, Asian style, for small lunch containers stacked together- bring it on a picnic and then use the bandana carrier as a placemat or napkin.
Diaper your child's baby dolls with a knotted bandana.
Wrap a present in it.
Use bandanas as curtain tie backs.
What's in your hand this week?
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