Share a SolutionAsk a Question
To Top

Uses for Yogurt Containers

The number of empty yogurt containers you put into recycling can really add up, especially if you have children. However, these small handy containers have a myriad of uses other than holding yogurt. This is a guide about uses for yogurt containers.
Ad

Solutions

Share on ThriftyFunThis guide contains the following solutions. Have something to add? Please share your solution!

1 found this helpful
February 26, 2017 Flag

I like to reuse yogurt cups for holding water when painting. I especially like to use the kind that come with the plastic dome lids (like YoCrunch or any other yogurt that comes with toppings). I cut a little hole in the middle of the lid. This helps minimize spilling disasters.

Ad
CommentWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

October 22, 2010 Flag

I reuse the tops of plastic containers, such as yogurt and sour cream and such, to hold trash bags closed. I came up with this idea after looking at the little plastic things that hold bread bags closed and deciding I wanted one of those for the garbage bags. I take the lid and cut it half way into the center. At the center, I make a small pea sized hole, then come out very close to the last cut. Now I can put this on the trash bag. The dogs can't get into it, but I can get into it in a hurry if I have to without untying the bag itself or twisting off those twisty ties.

Ad

By Robyn Fed from Hampton, TN

CommentWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
October 23, 20100 found this helpful

Good tip. And it gives you a use for the extra lids. I use the bottoms for things like paint water cups and so on, pet dishes, and what not, but there are always extra lids.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

3 found this helpful
October 27, 2014 Flag

I have been doing a lot of paper gluing and then covering the objects with a solution of glue and water. The yogurt containers are perfect for mixing the glue with water in small amounts. They are also great for doing papier maché projects as one can mix smaller amounts for small projects, then just throw away the unused portion.

Related Content(article continues below)

I save these containers for any project that I know I will only use a small amount of glue, paint or any other medium. Also perfect for mixing a new color of paint to try out before making a larger amount. One can even save the small bits for a couple of days if necessary by putting a piece of clingwrap over the top.

CommentWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
November 3, 20140 found this helpful

Great idea! I always use my dishes and it makes a mess with glue and paint. Good thinking! You've got my vote! :)

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Read More Comments

May 5, 2011

I hate just recycling the yogurt containers in the recycle bins, so here are a few things I use them for:

Comment Was this helpful? 5
Read More...

3 found this helpful
January 13, 2014

I know most yogurt containers are recyclable these days, but I still dislike throwing out things that could be repurposed. I am reusing my empty yogurt containers for starting my spring garden seedlings.

Comment Was this helpful? 3
Read More...

November 14, 2010

I love turnip salad but have to limit the amount I eat as it contains vitamin K which I can't have a lot of due to taking blood thinner. So when freezing it, I freeze it in small amounts so it will not get wasted.

Comment Was this helpful? 2
Read More...

March 2, 20044 found this helpful

Fill empty yogurt containers 3/4 full of water and freeze. This makes very large ice cubes that will keep a drink cold for hours. They can also be used in vacuum bottles to keep drinks cold all day.

Comment Was this helpful? 4
Read More...

2 found this helpful
September 1, 2011

I use them for craft projects. They are great as paint, water, or glue containers for the kids.

Comment Was this helpful? 2
Read More...

January 2, 20051 found this helpful

I don't throw anything away. The other night my Brownies were making mobiles. Instead of buying hangers, I used the empty yogurt containers. Punched holes around the bottom and they hung stuff from it. By Connie

Comment Was this helpful? 1
Read More...

1 found this helpful
May 10, 2012

I open cans of fruit and divide it into yogurt containers. My husband looks forward to his fruit every evening as a snack. Sometimes there is enough for three or four days.

Comment Was this helpful? 1
Read More...

Questions

Ask a QuestionHere are the questions asked by community members. Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community or ask a new question.

0 found this helpful
October 12, 2005 Flag

I'm looking for interesting uses for everyday objects like yogurt containers.

Gloria from California

AnswerWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
October 15, 20050 found this helpful

I make jello or instant pudding and pour it in them to make individual servings with a lid.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
May 8, 20060 found this helpful

I reuse them as lunch box food containers. I use (& reuse) the press and seal stuff in addition to the lid to guard against leaks. Not only will you be recycling but, the containers help keep lunch from being crushed!

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
January 4, 20070 found this helpful

...drinking cups for the grand kids

...put water in them for rinsing paint brushes

...great for favors. Any craft that uses terra cotta pots can be adapted to the humble yogurt cup: Pilgrim hats, snowmen heads, etc.

...very useful for sorting things

...disposable containers for mixing small amounts of paints or plaster, etc.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
January 28, 20070 found this helpful

have you seen that http://guavajellyforkids.com site - lots of ideas there!

Editor's Note: Although there are some free projects, many are for members only.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Read More Answers
Categories
Better Living Green Living ReusingAugust 30, 2011
Guides
Mug of slighty lumpy Greek yogurt.
Greek Yogurt Recipes
Bowl of plain  yogurt.
Low Fat Yogurt Recipes
Homemade yogurt in jars.
Using an EasiYo Yogurt Maker
Making Yogurt Without Milk
Making Yogurt Without Milk
More
👒
Mother's Day Ideas!
🐰
Easter Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
You are viewing the desktop version of this page: View Mobile Site.
© 1997-2017 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published by . Page generated on March 26, 2017 at 2:34:29 PM on 10.0.0.167 in 2 seconds. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of ThriftyFun's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. If you have any problems or suggestions feel free to Contact Us.
Loading Something Awesome!