I made what I had ahead of time marked on the container what flavor each contained. I saw this on TV decided to try it and loved the fact I could just use one section per serving. Add a raspberry, lemon, orange slices, strawberries, or blueberries. Since egg sections are larger I got a larger, more satisfying taste to my ice.
I just threw these away before, now I'm going to play with different ideas. Since it doesn't cost a penny these would be great for showers or parties anywhere you are making cold drinks away from home. There are no worries about leaving the "trays" behind.
My ice came out easily. The cartons can be reused for freezing ice or flavors to add to your water. I have a large bottle that I use over and over again. Now I can put these cubes into my reusable bottle and then when melting the flavors spread throughout.
The same things you do with trays try with egg cartons. Put a stick or spoon into a frozen treat for on the go Popsicles. They are heavy, better then some I have seen at discount stores. The best part is you can throw them away so take your idea anywhere. Being able to enjoy the outing, party, barbecue, or church get together is what is important.
If you make your own soap this would be good for that, too. You can use these for separating vitamins and medications in advance. 12-18 separated sections for dividing daily doses. No extra cost is the part I love. I'm sure everyone can think of a different use for these equally separated cartons most of us have. Let me know what you come up with.
Source: I saw them used for ice cubes on RR repeat. I tried and it worked.
By Luana M. from San Diego, CA
Not only that, they will make great ice packs to have on hand for picnics. I'll get more than using a regular ice cube tray and they also stack, taking up less room in the freezer. Now I won't feel so guilty over the styrofoam.
Source: TV show, can't remember which one
By lyonpridej from Tulsa, OK
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By irisbird from Lillington, NC
I know there are maybe 5 million more. Please, share some with me too!
By LadyMichelle from Pottstown, PA
Many eggs come in foam containers and they do not break down like cardboard ones in the land fill. But cardboard of all types can be recycled as well in many ways. We should all try to keep as much out of the landfills and recycle as much as possible.
If you don't craft, I'm sure you know someone who does or you can save your items and post on freecycle. Don't be timid about placing recycle ads because all types of items are placed there for re-use.
Please Go Green everybody. Our kids and grand kids futures depend on it!
By Tricia M. from Ridgeway, VA
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By JustPlainJo from Springfield, OH
You can also either the Styrofoam or cardboard cartons for all sorts of crafting or sewing, for storing beads for Jewelry making, for any kind of small items to keep you organized.
By handbaglady from Manahawkin, NJ
I'm looking for interesting uses for everyday objects like egg cartons.
Gloria from California
1) Kids' crafts, snakes, caterpillars and butterflies, robots look great.
2) Planters for seedlings where you just remove a section and plant it carton and all. The carton will break down and the roots just keep on growing.
3) Bulb keepers, store your bulbs until ready to plant.
4) Make fire lighters, many methods found on the net.
For plastic egg cartons:
1) Put squirts of paint for kids as a paint palette.
2) Sort beads, seeds, or punch art shapes. Kids love this activity.
3) Fill each section with a plaster of paris mix. When set, paint and add a magnet for interesting fridge magnets.
4) Use as mini jelly molds. These are great for kids' parties. Yum yum!
1) Seedling starters. The carton (assuming that it is made of compressed cardboard) will also decompose when the seedling is transplanted to a larger pot or into the garden.
2) Line the walls of your home music studio or baby's nursery. Helps absorb echos. If used in a baby's room, you can still hear the youngster quite clearly, but without the high pitch. Any parent will be alert to the child's call, but it is nice not to have your teeth set on edge.
3) Start to keep your own chickens. An interesting hobby and you get eggs, plus a great way to get rid of kitchen scraps. They will eat meat scraps too. Use the empty egg cartons to help store the eggs that these guys lay. The waste that the chickens produce is also a wonderful fertilizer for the garden.
If you are worried about the latest flu that can infect chickens, don't be. Keep them isolated from other animals. Ensure that you are clean, including your footwear. Ensure that your chicken coop has a fine mesh enclosure. If you have free range chickens (fowl, chooks, etc), consider letting them out in the afternoon to scratch around, while you watch over them. The current flu problem won't last long. Just be vigilant. (11/16/2005)
By Ian Dempsey