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8 ways to recycle yoghurt containers

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reusing yoghurt containers As much as I’d like to say I make all our own yoghurt, the truth is that I haven’t had the time or the energy lately, so we buy it more often than not.

I buy yoghurt in 1kg tubs – the Greek style yoghurt that I can use either in cooking or mix it with a little vanilla and molasses and a bit of fruit for the kid’s morning tea.

I get whatever brand is on special and cheapest – there’s usually one brand or another on sale each fortnight.

The other great thing about buying yoghurt in 1kg tubs (besides the price) is that the tubs come in handy for all sorts of things once the yoghurt is gone.

Here are a few ideas for how to reuse yoghurt containers, no matter what size you buy.

ideas for reusing yoghurt containers

1. STORAGE FOR SMALL PARTS

The small containers are perfect for storing small things like art and craft supplies, pens and pencils, crayons, small toys like Lego (sorting the parts), playdough, hardware and accessories.

2. SEEDLING POTS

Grow seedlings or herbs in clean yoghurt pots. Just punch holes in the bottom for the water tor drain away.

2. KIDS CRAFT

Yoghurt containers can be used as paint pots or water pots when painting.

They can also be used as craft items themselves. Check out this Pinterest board for ideas.

3. CANDLE AND SOAP MOULDS

Do you make candles or soap?

Clean yoghurt containers make great moulds, especially because you can cut them open if needed to unmould your creation.

4. CUP SCOOP

The small yoghurt cups make a great sized scoop for the flour or rice bin.

5. FREEZER STORAGE

Use clean yoghurt containers to store portion-sized meals in the freezer.

6. SANDCASTLE BUCKETS

Use empty yoghurt containers for cheap sandcastles buckets when you go to the beach.

7. BATH AND WATER TABLE TOYS

Kids love pouring. Use empty containers in the bath or at the water table for pouring and filling with water.

8. LUNCHBOX CONTAINERS

Separate food in your lunchbox using small yoghurt containers. If your yoghurt containers have lids, you can use them to store dressings and dips.

How do you reuse yoghurt containers?

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  1. I love the 1kg tubs for storing compost in, and then taking it to the communal bin (good lid to seal it in). Alternatively, one holds all my ‘nail’ stuff (I have never little) but it’s corraled, so I can grab it and take it to the balcony should I want to paint my nails (all of once a year or so!)

    1. Great ideas! Love the idea of putting nail stuff together in one container, I think I’ll borrow it.

  2. I wish I had had the small containers 40 years ago when my kids were little. Measure out dessert portions using one, or just serve up individual portions in them, and Voila! no more whingeing of, “He’s got more than me”!