126 things to do with a bucket

What can you do with a bucket?

  • cut it up and make pretty earrings
  • chamber pot
  • use it as a washbasin after World War III
  • put progressively smaller buckets inside to make boring Russian dolls
  • combine with a small pump and make a desktop fountain to relax you during stressful times
  • fill it with candy and put on a receptionist's desk
  • throw it down a well and listen for it to splash so you have a rough idea how deep it is
  • fill it with hot rocks and take it in a small room when you really need a sauna
  • wear it like a badge of honor
  • bust it
  • sell it as scrap metal
  • make plaster in it and patch the holes in your wall
  • use it as a nondescript way of marking mass graves
  • throw it away and never give it a second though
  • hook it up with a dowel and a wire and make a miniature washtub bass for your pirate band
  • keep pigs blood in it for Satanic rituals
  • hold it up as an example of the folly or success of mankind, depending on your point of view
  • you've got to store your ever-expanding rock collection somewhere
  • put it under a bad roof to catch leaks
  • use it to wedge a gas pedal down when faking your own death
  • use it to catch the oil when you're replacing it in your car
  • use it to hold weeds when you're gardening
  •  fill it with secrets and hide it under your bed
  • keep miscellaneous cables in it
  • fill it with paint and then splash that paint and pretend you're Jackson Polluck.
  • use the rim as a cookie cutter to make giant cookies
  • put a lid on it and churn butter inside it
  • use it as a mixing bowl
  • fill it with flowers for a rustic centerpiece
  • cut holes in it and put a candle inside it to make a beautiful night light
  • fill it with carrots and give to horses, profit
  • give it to the tooth fairy so she can collect molars in it
  • with very careful cutting, it can become a lovely bird cage
  • milk a cow
  • fill it with water, freeze it, and go ice blocking
  • paint a face on it and use it as the head to a scarecrow
  • use it as either a mortar or a pestle, or possibly both
  • cut it into strips, sharpen, and then threaten people with them
  • put it over your head to use as a guide when cutting your own hair
  • stand on top of it in a night club to become a go-go dancer
  • put it on a street corner and beg for money from a passerby
  • fill it with coffee for those hard-to-get-going mornings
  • prop it up with a stick tied to a carrot in an effort to finally catch Buggs Bunny
  • fight dirty by hitting people with it
  • carry firewood in it
  • use it as a condom for your horribly misshapen penis
  • use it to collect grub from rotting wood
  • fill it with water and dump it on someone as a fun summertime prank
  • use it to make coffee when camping
  • put two beetles in it and make them fight
  • trace it to draw a sun
  • use it to collect the tears of fairies and make magic potions
  • burry it upside down, in hopes that a mole makes it into a splendid home
  • give it to a giant and let him use it as a thimble
  • cut eye holes in it and make a knight's helmet
  • hit it with a spoon and keep the beat to your favorite record
  • use it as a makeshift blindfold when batting a piñata
  • use it to finally complete your robot costume
  • cut off the bottom and use that as a frisbee
  • put it on your head; profit
  • hide it at the end of a rainbow in hopes that a leprechaun will fill it with gold
  • cut small pieces off, glue those to your shoes when you need tap shoes in a pinch
  • have a contest with your friends to see who can throw it the farthest
  • use it to hold words for charades
  • tape it to your radio's antenna to dramatically improve the signal
  • put one on each foot to keep shoes dry when walking through puddles
  • saw the top half of it off and use it as a collection plate in a church
  • kick it
  • take it as an accessory for a barnyard-theme party
  • fill it with popcorn and pretend you're at the movie theater
  • trade it for a bigger bucket, or a smaller bucket, depending on your mood
  • use it to build sandcastles at the beach
  • turn it over and sit on it when you need a stool
  • let it rust out, then use the rust to make thermite
  • stand on it to get a unique perspective of your particular location
  • stack it on top of other buckets and see how high of a tower you can build
  • fill it with water and carry it around so people will hold doors open for you
  • stand on it when hanging yourself
  • punch holes in it and give it to someone as a gag gift (dribble bucket)
  • allude to it, or use it in an extended metaphor
  • use it to carry water in from the well when you need to take a bath
  • keep it on your desk as an inkwell
  • line it with a plastic bag and use it as a trash can
  • put your Taoist books in it and burn them when you become an Immortal
  • keep your pennies in it, while you are saving to buy a bigger bucket
  • use slivers of it to make nibs for fountain pens
  • decorate it a little and keep it to use as an old-timey spittoon
  • poke a hole in the top and create the world's worst straw
  • fill it with kittens and take it to an animal shelter
  • use it to save your urine, give that urine to marijuana using friends who need to clean pee
  • tie a rope to the handle and use it as a dumbwaiter in your tree house
  • wash your clothes in it
  • use it as a female condom for your promiscuous lover
  • put a slit in the top and make it into a ballot bucket
  • paint on it and call it art
  • think of things to do with it
  • talk to it when you have nothing else to do
  • make things appear in it while doing magic tricks
  • conserve it for the war effort
  • give it a name and then get in a fight with it
  • pretend that it's haunted and sell it on eBay for way more than it's worth
  • use it as a fashionable purse
  • put lipstick on it, and and take pictures of it for a glamor magazine
  • dip your feet in it when it's filled with water to rinse the sand off of them
  • fill it with confetti (or semen) and prop it up on top of a door
  • add some potting soil and some seeds and you've got a tiny garden
  • tape it to your forearm and use it as a shield
  • fill it with marbles and shake it on New Year's Eve (what a festive idea!)
  • roll it down a hill
  • use it as an ineffective pillow
  • fill it with soapy water and scrub the floors
  • bake a chocolate cake in it
  • write a circular argument on it and mail it to the editor of your hometown paper
  •  use it to protect your comrades from a land mine that's about to explode
  • fill it with fancy cheese and give it as a gift bucket
  • tie it to a kite and try to recreate a variation on Benjamin Franklin's famous experiment
  • keep leeches in it incase you are ever called to be a doctor at a Civil War reenactment
  • use it as an ash tray
  • put a brim on it for a futuristic top hat
  • beat a hobo to death with it
  • put salt in it and put it next to your front door just incase it snows tonight
  • fill it with vomit, put a stick in it, and freeze to make the world's largest barfcicle
  • fill it with holy water and baptize unsuspecting children into the Catholic church
  • put it on the stove and make perfect pancakes
  • buff it to a nice shine and fix your hair in the reflection
  • list it as an item needed on a scavenger hunt
  • claim it as a dependent on your taxes