4 WAYS TO GET SAFE TOILET PAPER ROLLS FOR CRAFTS
For safety reasons, several schools, nurseries, and kindergartens have banned toilet paper rolls. They also refuse to take egg cartons for crafts due to the risk of disease spread. According to experts, the possibility of contamination is very low. It was even labeled an urban legend by some.
Bacteria and germs on toilet paper rolls pose a minor and insignificant risk of disease or infection. If you follow easy, everyday hygiene procedures, using toilet paper cores for crafts presents no health risk.
Washing your hands before and after crafts, and not touching your face (eyes, nose, and mouth) during the activity (which you shouldn’t do anyway) are just a few examples.
However, if you’re still worried because you want to do crafts with your kids (a toddler can put everything in its mouth in nanoseconds) or because you’re vulnerable to infections (you have a chronic or autoimmune disease), I’ve got you covered.
Continue reading to learn four basic techniques for making toilet paper rolls suitable for crafting.
ARE THERE GERMS ON TOILET PAPER ROLLS?
People are concerned after hearing/reading about research that looked at germs and bacteria in restrooms. “Aerosol production may lead to surface contamination within the toilet environment when a toilet is flushed without the lid closed,” according to the study.
Germs can be found on the surface of toilet paper rolls and everywhere else in the bathroom. This is especially true if you flush the toilet without closing the lid.