Fun and games with drinking straws

14 Aug

A while back we inherited an old drop-leaf table from the OH’s aunt. It wasn’t really our style but it certainly helped us out as kitchen surface when we had no kitchen. However that dull worn table had a lovely surprise for us – inside its drawers there were lots of fab random bits and bobs, including these delightful paper straws.

Now I had a bit of an obsession with straws (currently made worse by having white braces!) but it’s the packaging that I absolutely adore… It’s just so educational! Did you know that straws are good for parties? Or that they’re good for picnics?

(How cool is the little boy’s Indian headdress?!)

But the piece de resistance… the games on the back of the box!

Who knew you could have so much fun with straws?!

(I’m so going to have to try this one at some point!)

And just in case you’re wondering the straws are pretty great too… such lovely, happy sunshiney colours.

However I can’t actually bare to use them for drinking so at the moment there’s a few just sitting in an empty glass on the sideboard… Might need to think of a better way to display them soon!

Happy weekend everyone xx

P.S. If you want to play any of the games here with stripey straws… Lynne from Tea for Joy sells a lovely range of them at her shop Papermash.

13 Responses to “Fun and games with drinking straws”

  1. katie 14/08/2010 at 1:34 PM #

    cuute! i love his headdress. my mom has one of those straw dispensers so when you pull the lid up they all fan out. maybe display them in one of those?

  2. kerry 14/08/2010 at 6:07 PM #

    The straws are AMAZING! What a find. And very well done with the nomination too. I have voted x

  3. andrea 14/08/2010 at 8:38 PM #

    The illustrations are so nice! Love them 🙂

  4. Catherine 14/08/2010 at 8:58 PM #

    Wow! I shall bookmark this page for ideas to do with the little guy on a rainy day!

    And I have finally got round to voting for you in those awards. You’d better win now 😀 x

  5. mysparethoughts 15/08/2010 at 10:13 AM #

    How many globes do you have Zoe? I love the straws, I don’t blame you, don’t think I could bring myself to use them. I love finding fun stuff in the back of old draws and cupboards.

  6. Lisa-Marie 15/08/2010 at 5:46 PM #

    Anna and I use straw beads to make necklaces. she gets them and a big plastic child’s needle. It is one of her favourite things to do!

  7. nath 15/08/2010 at 9:29 PM #

    lovely! so jolly!

    and whoop for you! i will go and check it out!

  8. Mrs T 16/08/2010 at 4:36 AM #

    That packet is to die for! What a neat thing to find.

  9. One Small Mouse 17/08/2010 at 8:12 AM #

    Yes, that packaging is totally fantastic! Why isn’t packaging that cute these days?

    What’s the vintage… late 70s/early 80s?

  10. Alison Cross 17/08/2010 at 5:10 PM #

    Straws! I am back in my gran’s flat, 1972, drinking Cremola foam……what a memory jogger! Thank you! *floats off on a reverie*

    Ali x

  11. Gaynor 18/08/2010 at 10:26 PM #

    I love straws!

    Sadly ours are of the Ikea variety and not nearly as exciting as yours!

  12. francesca 19/08/2010 at 9:48 AM #

    what a find, they are fantastic. i remember paper straws. paper! what were they thinking?! x


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