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53. Cut bags apart to use as table covers during painting sessions with the kids. (Planet Green)

54. Keep a few in the diaper bag to bring home dirty diapers if on-site trash cans aren't available. (Thrify Fun)

55. Tie a string to the handles of the bag, then tie the other end of the string around an action figure's arms, and voila: a parachute. (Real Simple)

56. Take advantage of spring breezes by turning a bag into a kite. (Lifehacker)

57. If you have small kids in the house—or big bags you're looking to use up?turn them into makeshift sleds on snowy days. (Reader's Digest)

58. Use them to contain toys with lots of small parts—like puzzles or snap-together blocks—inside the box. (Better Budgeting)

Out and About

59. Wrap your shampoo, conditioner, and sunscreen in bags to prevent leaks while traveling. (Planet Green)

60. Keep some in your beach bag to bring home wet bathing suits and towels (Planet Green)

61. Separate gym sneakers from the rest of your gear by using a plastic bag in your duffel. (Planet Green)

62. Separate dirty clothes from clean when traveling (Trucker Photo) and when packing to avoid wrinkles. (Lifehacker)

63. Put a few snacks in one and tie it to your belt loops while hiking. (Planet Green)

64. Carry a few while walking your dog to clean up after him. (Planet Green)

65. Keep one in your bag to use as an emergency rain hat during sudden downpours. (Real Simple)

66. Keep one in your purse to stop a wet umbrella from ruining the rest of your goods. (Real Simple)

67. Store some in your car for emergency trash bags. (Planet Green)

68. Wrap cold water bottles and leftovers in plastic bags in your backpack to contain condensation and stop leaks. (Better Budgeting)


70. Using finger crochet, turn bags into a clothesline. (BellaOnline)

71. Turn bags into a jumprope. (BellaOnline)

72. Find some old fabric and make a basic pillow?stuffed with plastic bags—to use as a pet bed. (Rustic Girls)

73. Or, if the fabric is thick enough, use old fabric as throw pillows. (Rustic Girls)

74. Feeling super crafty? Reheat them and form into furniture (TreeHugger)

75. Drape one over a wire frame for a one-of-a-kind lamp. (Green Upgrader)

76. Melt them down and rework them into necklaces. (TreeHugger)

77. Twist them into a necklace (Instructables)

78. Turn them into a bracelet. (Instructables)

79. Make them into yarn. (Craftzine)

80. Then use that yarn to crochet throw rugs (Planet Green)

81. Or use yarn to create tote bags. (TreeHugger)

82. Or knit the yarn into waterproof cushion covers (TreeHugger), (83)a reusable tote bag (Needepointers), or (84) a handbag (Needlepointers).

85. Fuse bags into fabric (Etsy) to make a dress (TreeHugger), (86) purse (TreeHugger), (87) tote (Etsy), (88) cosmetics pouch (Craftster), (89) raincoat (Etsy), (90) headband (Craftster)or (91) wallet (Lifehacker).

92. Use solid color bags as wrapping paper. (Real Simple)

93. Melt them down into modern, geometric (93) necklaces and (94) pins. (TreeHugger)

During the Holidays

95. Wrap them into a holiday wreath. (The Frugal Life)

96. Exchange them for straw in Halloween scarecrows. (Rustic Girls)

97. Use them for kid-proof holiday crafts, like ghosts (Family Crafts) and pumpkins (Family Crafts).

98. Decorate them with paint or stickers and use to give out plates of cookies at the holidays. (Needlepointers)

99. Use brightly-colored versions to make faux flowers. (Country Home)