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Uses For Formula Canisters

I am looking for ways to re-use formula canisters. They are very similar to coffee cans.



Uses For Formula Canisters

Make them into luminaries. (01/06/2005)

By homeschoolin_mum

Uses For Formula Canisters

  • You can cover them with fabric and glue, cut a slit in the top and make it a bank.
  • Or just take the paper off the can and paint it a solid color and accent with glitter pens, stickers, puffballs, etc. with glue to make a personalized bank for your child.
  • Or as a container for household things like; pens & pencils, safety pins, scissors, rubber bands, a container to hold pacifiers, Q-tips, buttons, hair accessories, etc.
  • You can also just throw it under the sink to keep Brillo pads and scouring pads in.
  • You can fill it with sand to make a doorstop.
  • Pack valuables inside the can stuffed with paper or Styrofoam peanuts. You can also tape 2 or more cans together with electrical tape.
  • You can also cook with them....
  • pour bread baking batter in as a mold and place in oven,
  • cook your Thanksgiving dressing by spooning in into the can (or cans) and cover with aluminum foil and bake for 2 hours at 350*. Store leftovers by sealing can with original plastic lid.
  • Don't ruin a good pot on the grill, use the can to make bratwurst in beer.
    You can do all of the above with Coffee cans also. One way to save money is to use your imagination! Good luck to you! (01/06/2005)

    By pojo

    Uses For Formula Canisters

    We use them as grease cans and put our bones in them because our dogs like to get them out of the garbage. (01/06/2005)

    By panda562004

    Uses For Formula Canisters

    Paint them a neutral colors such as white or light blue. Stencil things like cows or bears on them, paint and fill for fun gift containers (candy, cookies, small things, etc.). Paint to match what your colors are and use for q-tip holders, matches for lighting candles or fires, tooth brushes or other extra little things you will need to keep organized. Place them in a closet cupboard or drawer with the front labeled so you know what is in them. Good for taking on trips for children to keep crayons and other smaller items in.



    By Julie

    Uses For Formula Canisters

    We have a travel trailer and I use these canisters (after decorating them) for storing flour, sugar, pancake mix and other food items needed for a trip. Since I am a bulk shopper it makes sense to use smaller quantities and I don't worry about things spilling when we get on the bumpy roads to camp! (07/20/2005)

    By Tightwad Granny

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