One recent morning, after my 2-year-old daughter finished a Greek yogurt, I left the empty container near the sink, meaning to eventually throw it out.
I never got around to it, and thought nothing more of the Open Nature brand container until my husband found a new function for it later that day. He took the container, which had been cleaned out, and cleverly repurposed it into a snack bowl perfectly sized for my daughter’s cereal and fruit snacks, a strategy for a DIY and frugal snack bowl that is today’s hint.
To be sure, an empty washed yogurt container isn’t going to work great as a snack bowl for very young kids who still need their snack containers covered (unless you figure out a way to make a cover– plastic wrap or tin foil across the top with a hole in the center perhaps?).
But this repurposing can work great for older toddlers, preschoolers and the elementary school-aged set. The yogurt cups are the perfect size for proper little kid snack portions. In fact, they’re just about the same size as many of the bowls on the market designed for small hands and stomachs, but they’re much less expensive considering that they also come with yogurt.
Don’t need any extra snack bowls? Still consider saving your yogurt containers. There are loads of other ways parents can repurpose them, including these from Lauryn Blakesley of The Vintage Mom, these from The Huffington Post and these from Lifehacker.
How have you repurposed yogurt containers or saved money on snack bowls? Share your tips below.