10 Ways to Use Medicine Cups
Stop throwing away your Medicine Cups! I’ve got 10 great ways to use or re-purpose them. We all have seen medicine cups packed with children’s medicine and may have thrown them away when the medicine is over. NOT THIS GIRL! I wash them and save them for all sorts of things.
Those small but sturdy medicine cups can come in handy all over the house. We use them almost daily! I just wish we had another 10-15! I do not wish anyone would get sick, but maybe I can get some more from family and friends.
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1. When you have more than one child they can come in handy when more than one child gets sick but is taking the same medicine. I label them with a sharpie marker so each child has his own medicine cup. Just label the bottom outside with initials or #.
2. Medicine cups make for great miniature scale cups for Math or Science activities. They also help hold or sort a variety of specimens.
3. You can use the cups when measuring out herbs or spices. I actually had a wee bit of melted beeswax and a little bit of homemade deodorant left over that I poured into a set of medicine cups.
4. Medicine cups make a lightweight stacking toy for baby or tots on the go! If you have 10-15 of the same size and kind these would be awesome to pack for your little one to play the popular stacking game.
5. Place to hold a tooth that just fell out until it’s put under a pillow for the tooth fairy.
6. Packed in your camping kitchen box or your Bug-out bag. Check for the measuring cups that have 1/2 teaspoon , 1 teaspoon, and tablespoon markings. They make for a great substitute for measuring out dry ingredients instead of spoons.
7. Might be a good size for your American Girl dolls kitchen or table.
8. They also make a great way to trace two different sized circles!
9. Do you use activity trays with your preschool child. You could use 2-5 medicine cups to sort out pom-poms, spiky balls, or beads.
10. You could also give them to your children so they could play doctor or nurse!
Do you have an everyday item that you save and re-purpose?