If your household enjoys yogurt, chances are you have plenty of yogurt cups going into the recycling bin each week. Those yogurt cups sure build up fast, but the great news is there are fun ways to use them! Before you toss that next yogurt cup, take a look at 10 frugal uses for yogurt cups below. It turns out those plastic cups are good for more than just serving yogurt!
10 Frugal Uses for Yogurt Containers
1. Craft a crayon holder.
Clean the cup out, wrap some washi tape or craft paper around it, and you then have the perfect crayon holder. The small cup size is perfect for holding crayons during coloring time and for keeping colors separated.
2. Make a seed starter.
Yogurt cups are the perfect size for growing seeds in. Just wash and poke some drainage holes into the bottom of the cup. Add potting soil and you are ready to plant. If you also have an old salad container on hand, you can make this mini-greenhouse.
3. Organize office supplies.
The flatter Greek yogurt cups fit wonderfully in desk drawers. Use them to hold paper clips, pins, staples, and other small office supply items.
4. Use them as pet food scoops.
Yogurt cups with a wide mouth are perfect when used as pet food scoops. Keep the cup in the bag of food so it is always there when you need it.
5. Use them as sand toys.
Assorted yogurt cups make the perfect sand toys! Pack the sand in and when removed, you have the perfect shape for building sand castles. They can also be used as a scoop to dig with.
6. Make noise makers.
Fill the yogurt container with dried beans or rice. Cover the top with a piece of tin foil. Now just give the cup a shake and listen to the fun sounds.
7. Craft some doll furniture.
Wrap washi tape or scrap paper around the yogurt cup, flip it over, and you have the perfect stool or ottoman for your dolls.
8. Take snacks on the go.
Rinse the cup out and use it for taking snacks with you on the go! The cups are perfect for holding cereal, chips, nuts, pretzels, and any of your other favorite snack foods.
9. Create some fun games.
Kids will love lining yogurt cups up and tossing balls into them. Or, they can try stacking and building with them. You will be amazed at how creative kids can get with a few yogurt cups.
10. Take them on a picnic.
When going on a picnic, place a few rocks in the cup to use as a blanket weight. Or, store your straws or plastic silverware in a cup for easy serving.
There you have it! These 10 ways to reuse yogurt cups are so easy to try. Don’t toss another yogurt cup again before giving it a second life using one of these suggestions!