Most of us buy everyday items and throw away or recycle the container. Many of us want to find a new use for those containers, but we just don’t have the time to find an idea or “get crafty”. One container I have recently fell in love with is a Crystal Light container. These clear, tube-like containers have a ton of uses, and I was quite disappointed in myself for throwing them in the recycle bin prior to today.
My second favorite way to recycle this container? For disposable cutlery! This would be great for birthday parties, camping, picnics and storage in your pantry! The hard choice is deciding whether to store them with the handle up or down!
As I’m typing this, I realize I have another number 1 favorite. Snacks. Um, is this not perfect for children? You can use these containers on the road, at the park, during the football game and in the movie theater (I won’t tell!)
This idea came from my daughter. I seriously handed her the empty Crystal Light container and asked her to put something in it. She chose dry erase markers because it’s an activity she loves! Genius! These containers are excellent for ink pens, pencils, paper clips, rubber bands… the list goes on!
And that last use sparked a new idea that I can use with my 5 year old: Toddler on-the-go kits! I let my son pick 20 of his favorite crayons and add them to an empty Crystal Light container. He can keep this container in the car with a book, and it’s ready to go when we are! I can also be assured that if the crayons do happen to melt (in the crazy Texas heat), the wax won’t damage any surface because it’s contained!
If you have time, you can even take out your Silhouette and add some vinyl letters to the container to personalize for each child!
I’m so glad we thought about these ways to re-use these containers – especially on a product we buy weekly!