When you have a little one in diapers, you may have several empty wipe containers littering your home. Of course, we suggest using reusable wipes or buying wipes refills to avoid waste and excess plastic -- but if you find yourself in the midst of several empty baby wipe containers - fret not, you can still put an eco spin on them. It seems like such a shame for those little sturdy containers to simply get tossed into the trash or recycling bin. There are so many great ways to give them new life.
With a handful of supplies you can make several different items with these containers -- from a toy car to an Advent calendar! Read on for my 10 favorite ways to reuse empty baby wipes containers.
#1: Art Organization
If your child’s bedroom is like most, their desk area is littered with crayons, markers, colored pencils and the like. You can corral all of your child’s art supplies using empty baby wipes containers. The best part, they make clean up a breeze — just snap off the top, fill the containers with the art supplies, snap the lid back on and then stack on your child’s desk for storage. These are also great for toting art supplies along in the car or to the park.
#2: Card Game Containers
If your family plays a lot of card games like mine – you probably have a drawer stuffed with them. The problem is that the packaging will start to fall apart sooner or later and some of the cards might get lost. Transforming baby wipes containers into card came containers is a great idea because it keeps all of the card game pieces together, they stay clean and the containers are easy to stack in your game closet.
#3: Car Emergency Kit
There are several supplies that you should keep in the car in case of an emergency. You can stash a flashlight, a couple of small tools, medicine, a cellphone charger, flares, and extra cash in a baby wipes container and then stash it in the trunk. The container will keep everything together, dry and clean and easily accessible in case of an emergency.