Spatula


Spatula

A spatula is a scoop-shaped tool which can be used for spreading ointment or for shovelling fine powder into a container. A spatula can of course also be used for various crafts or other precise activities.

The word spatula comes from the Italian word ?spatola?, which means something along the lines of ?small shovel?. A spatula is used as a tool by doctors, chemists and pharmacists, but the same word is also used to describe tools used for various handicrafts.

Uses for a spatula

  • applying and spreading ointment
  • compressing cotton
  • transferring fine powder
  • compressing cotton