Ever wonder what to do with all those extra, and let’s be honest, cute, wipes containers?
After spending all that money, don’t you wish there was another use for them?
Well, do I have the solution for you, 20 ways to reuse wipes containers to be exact!
Like many people, this year my New Year’s resolution is to get organized. Now, I already am a pretty organized person, but with 2 boys under the age of 5 being organized is not easy. Being on a budget also makes organizing difficult as I cannot afford the adorable wicker baskets and fun shelving units all over magazines and Pinterest. Instead of spending a ridiculous amount of money on baskets, containers and buckets, why not use what you already have? Since wipes containers are decorative these days, they make perfect containers for your play room, living room and kids’ rooms.
I have found many uses for the wipes containers I have collected over the past 4 years. I have broken the uses down into 5 categories: Travel, Educational, Crafts, Home and Toys. I hope you will find these ideas as useful as I have!
20 Ways to Reuse Wipes Containers
Ways to Reuse Wipes Containers at Home
- Drawer organizers
- Hair supplies
Ways to Reuse Wipes Containers for Crafts
- Crayons, colored pencils and markers: Each child can have their own container so there is no fighting over crayons.
- Paint bottles and brushes
- Stamps and stamp pads
- Scrap paper, glue and scissors
Ways to Reuse Wipes Containers for Travel
- First Aid kit to leave in the car and/or take to the hotel
- Travel activities: box of crayons, some paper, stamps, bingo cards, a book, etc. Each child would get their own box to keep them occupied during a long road trip.
- Snack box for each child
Ways to Reuse Wipes Containers for organizing Toys
- Board books
- Bath toys
Educational Ways to Reuse Wipes Containers
- Sorting: For example, place objects of different colors in front of your child and have them sort them in the wipes boxes. This can also be done with sorting sizes and shapes.
- Make a letter box: Put all the letters in the wipes box and have your child pick out a letter each day. During the day, the child has to find objects starting with that letter. If you are really motivated, make a box for each letter, and have your child find objects for each letter. This is a great summer project!
- Reward box: Fill a wipes container with agreed upon rewards such as candy, small toys, movie passes, etc. Then create a reward system that allows the child to earn rewards from the box.
- Sensory box: Fill the wipes box with objects of varying sizes and textures such as a ball, a block, sandpaper and yarn. Have your child put their hand in the box without looking and state the what they feel. This is great for little ones!
All of these ways to reuse wipes containers, can be completed easily and quickly. The tops can be kept on or off depending on your preference. I keep the tops on so the kids don’t get into everything, and it also looks neater. Since wipes containers come in so many designs and colors it is easy to find one to suit your needs. I especially like the Disney designs since they fit in perfectly with my kids’ rooms and look great when organizing toys.