Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Waste Less Wednesday: Food Containers

Have you ever wondered what to do with empty food containers such as cake mix boxes and egg cartons? Give them to your child to play with. You can give them to your child as is and play kitchen or grocery store. If you want to get more adventurous, wrap the containers in different colors and use as blocks. This teaches your child about stacking, colors, and counting. Empty food containers can make great educational toys for your child.

If you do not have a child, the boxes are great to wrap presents in. One year at Christmas, I ran out of small boxes so I used a cake mix box. Everyone thought it was creative and then started paying more attention to what I wrapped things in. It helps the environment by reusing common items and it makes for a great conversation piece.

Have you found any other uses for empty food containers? Please feel free to share your ideas in the comments section.


sassy2 said...

I came across ideas for using the empty bags from cereal boxes, store food in them, or put onions or other smelly stuff inside. They keep the odor contained pretty well.

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