Reuse plastic yogurt cups instead of tossing them out. Learn how to reuse yogurt cups with these 6 great ideas.

Yogurt cups on table.

How to reuse yogurt cups

My kids love yogurt and this results in multiple empty yogurt cups in the recycle bin. As a fun project, we decided to see how we could reduce our waste and reuse the yogurt cups in fun new ways.

The kids and I came up with 6 great ideas and we think you will love them.

Tips for reusing plastic yogurt cups

1. Mini Paint Pot

Yogurt cups are just the right size for a small amount of paint needed for touch up projects around the house.

It is helpful to contain the mess without using a larger container.

2. Glue Holder

If you are a crafty person, you probably own a bottle of Aleene’s Tacky Glue. I love this glue but it can take forever to get it out of the bottle.

An easy solution is to cut a hole in the bottom of a yogurt cup and position the glue bottle in the yogurt cup upside down. Doing this ensures my glue is ready to go when needed.

3. Seed Starter

Learn how to use yogurt cups for a great seed starter kit. Starting plants from seeds can be difficult but using yogurt cups is quick and easy.

The cups are just the right size for just about any seedling. Simply poke a hole in the bottom of the cup before you put your soil in.

4. Funnel

If you are in a pinch, you can use a yogurt cup as a funnel. Simply punch a hole in the bottom of the cup. Just make sure that the hole is not too large.

This is so practical and easy to make at a moment’s notice. You will love how helpful this is.

Yogurt cup game

5. Pom Pom Shooter

Cut a hole out of the bottom of the yogurt cup to make a fun game. Just be careful that you only cut out a portion of the cup.

Then we cut off the top part of a balloon. Start with a little, you can always trim off more later. Finally, we put the balloon over the cut hole.

I also wrapped a rubber band around the edge of the balloon for added stability. We used a large pom pom as our ammo, but you could also use a marshmallow. This was so much fun.

6. Bubble Station Refills

Make a bubble station to enjoy at home for a fraction of the price. You can fill a beverage dispenser with a spout with bubble solution.

You can use yogurt cups so each kid can have their own amount of bubbles. Be sure to have enough wands for everyone.

My little one inevitably drops the bubble bottle, so it is much easier for children to handle.

Try these easy ideas.

Start reusing yogurt cups today for numerous uses around the house. We love to utilize these little cups for a host of ideas. Please share any ideas you have to use these cups.

Yogurt cup on counter

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