There are many creative uses for yogurt cups and lids (rinsed or washed out, of course). I didn't come up with these ideas, although I have tried a few:
- Catch paint drips. Cut a hole in the yogurt top (not the foil kind) and slip it onto the handle. Drips will fall into the top.
- Make popsicles. Fill up your yogurt cup 1/2 way with your favorite drink, put foil over the lid and stick a popsicle stick (or some other handle-type object) through the foil. Freeze, remove, enjoy.
- Organize nuts and bolts (and other small objects).
- Make a funnel. Punch a hole in the bottom of a yogurt cup and use it to funnel liquid or sandy stuff.
- Start seedlings. Poke a hole in the bottom of a yogurt cup for drainage, fill with soil, then plant your seeds.Watch them grow, then transplant when they are ready.
- Protect faucet handles. Place yogurt cups over faucet handles while painting or re-caulking the bathroom (or kitchen).
- Freeze veggies. Use larger containers to freeze veggies like squash or even tomato sauce. Smaller containers can be used for single-serving portions. Just be sure not to reheat these containers in the microwave!
And if you're up for a laugh (and who isn't?) here is Sarah Haskins in Target Women: Yogurt Edition. Enjoy!