Most of us keep some wooden skewers somewhere around the house. Whether it's for making perfectly seasoned kebabs on the grill, or putting together an elegant fruit and vegetable arrangement, skewers are a kitchen staple.
Although primarily used for cooking applications, you can use wooden skewers for a lot more than just that! Whether you want to put the finishing details on your latest craft or use for a fondue, skewers can help. Here are 9 different uses for skewers around the house.
Check If Items Are Cooked
Although people mainly use toothpicks to check if a food item is done, skewers are often a better choice because they are much sturdier and longer. Wooden skewers are perfect for checking the doneness of baked goods and other food items when you don't want to get too close to the heat source.
Wooden skewers are the perfect tool to help you achieve a perfectly toasted marshmallow over a campfire (as long as the fire isn't too hot!) They are also perfect for holding craft items in place while you paint or decorate them, or to keep these components still while they dry.
Make use of the pointed end of a skewer by using it to poke holes for you next craft. Skewers are great for poking holes in different materials for beading as all of the holes will be the same size for easy stringing.
They could also be a great tool for making clay beads or anything else where you want to keep a hole in the center.
Make a Bouquet
Try making a customized bouquet by slipping various fruits or cake balls on skewers. You can also create an inedible bouquet out of other items, such as buttons, ribbon or felt.
Wooden skewers can also be used to extract food other items from hard to reach places, such as bits of food on the bottom of the stove or toaster. Be sure to unplug the device first, though.
If you are the type who likes to get every measurement perfect when you are baking, a skewer could be the perfect tool to help you level your cups of flour or sugar when baking.
Pick up some small glass mirrors and attach them to skewers of varying lengths to create a beautiful starburst mirror focal point. Skewers are also great for making a DIY kite with your kids.
And if you get creative, you can come up with lots more things to make out of skewers: Indian teepees, fishing rods, fairy wands, skewer and marshmallow creations, and more!
Cut skewers into smaller pieces and decorate them with pipe cleaners, edible frosting or strips of paper with names or quotes. This is a great way to personalize cupcakes for a birthday or other special occasion.
Create Plant Markers
Liven up your garden by adding plant markers made from skewers. You can also attach a tag to the marker indicating the type of vegetable you are planting and the day you expect it to be ready to harvest.
These are only a few ways to use these versatile, cost efficient kitchen tools. You are sure to love all of these different applications for skewers.
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