How can I reuse or recycle a broken bike helmet?

cycle helmetJami has asked what can be done with “broken bike helmets”.

Like children’s car seats, hardshell bike helmets have to be retired after a bump in case they’ve been damaged structurally and so might not be as protective at the critical moment.

Like hard hats, I bet they’d made fun hanging baskets – or even used for something like growing tomatoes upside down.

Any other suggestions?

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4 Responses to “How can I reuse or recycle a broken bike helmet?”

  1. I converted one into a headdress for a spider for a child for World Book Day with a pair of tights and old coat hangers.

  2. Lizzy says:

    They’re polystyrene, no?
    I think there could be packing or makeshift-coolbox potential there….

    As for the shell? I think a hanging basket would be your best bet.

  3. Christine says:

    We left an old cycle helmet hanging in our bike shelter and some robins came and nested in it!

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