Our darling little C is a stinker when it comes to fruits. He will not eat any kind of fruit no matter how sweet or yummy everyone else in the world seems to think it is. The only way (other than fruit juice) to get fruit into him is the Gerber fruit/grain puree foods. He will not eat homemade baby food.
As a result, we got through those plastic containers quite quickly and I got sick of throwing away such perfectly good plastic! As I was thinking about what I could use them for, other than storing food, and inspiration struck...blocks. Not only that, because they are clear, I could put fun things in them just like those Peek-A-Boo blocks that are so popular for kids right now.
All you do is clean and dry the containers
Fill them with different things. I stuck with dry foods such as salt, nuts, wheat, popcorn kernals, etc.
Use hot glue or super glue or E-6000 glue or whatever glue you are committed to, to glue the lids onto the container. Make sure they hold nice and tight.
Give 'em to that little guy or gal and watch them stack, shake and enjoy these frugal toys. Always supervise your little one with these, but these would be perfect for a toy drawer or bucket in the kitchen to keep little one occupied while you cook!
I'm linking up to Tot Tuesday @ Delicious Ambiguity, Penny Pinching Party @ The Thrifty Home, and Works For Me Wednesday @ We Are That Family.