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Repurposing Baby Food Containers: Letter Box Scavenger Hunt

If you have some extra baby food containers at your house, here’s a creative idea for repurposing them as letter boxes for preschoolers.

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  • Trisha Smith says:

    Thank you for sharing this. I’m in the process of reorganizing my craft room and I always keep and cut out lettering from magazines and whatnot and was trying to think of a cheap and inexpensive way to store them and fit them on my shelving that is being put up on the walls. So thank you thank you thank you x1000. Now to try to get my hands on these containers. (I don’t have a baby, and I don’t know anyone that has a baby that’s on those baby foods) anyone out there willing to send me about 30? I will pay 4 the shipping.

    • Tiffany Matthews says:

      Trisha, check to see if you have a freecycle website where you live. It’s a yahoo group, but you can post a request on there & you’d probably be surprised how many people would respond. Otherwise, ask around at church or your friends. EVERYBODY knows somebody who has a baby!! I LOVED your ideas about cutting letters out of the magazines. Another idea I thought after seeing the cute letters on these in the picture is to use the letters that are left over from scrapbooking! You know you get down to where you can’t spell anything else??? 🙂 You can just put them on pretty paper & cut them out & put in these cute boxes…or they could be the letters ON the box.

    • @Trisha Smith, I go through these containers very quickly, so if you can’t find them anywhere else, I would be happy to send them to you!

  • Beth says:

    This would also work with empty wipes containers! Thanks for the idea!

  • Darcie says:

    That is a Great idea!! Thanks for sharing! I have kept all the containers from when my daughter was an infant so I have a lot! A few more ideas- I use a few when I make jello or pudding to make a small enough portion just for Abbey, my daughter. I also use them for keeping her small ponytail holders and clippies.

  • Elizabeth says:

    We use these containers for small snack servings (cheerios, raisins, pretzels, etc) for our toddler. She likes to take the lids off and feed herself during grocery trips. For longer road trips, I’ll put cut up fresh fruits and veggies in them and put in the cooler. Quick, easy, disposable, perfect quantity.

  • Jane says:

    Thanks for a fantastic idea. My daughter loves stacking these, but I love to use them for organizing stuff. Single serve food on the go, or even beads, and other stuff in the home. It’s such a waste to throw them all away.

  • Renee says:

    They also make fantastic planters for seedlings and herbs.

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