Uses for empty fruit cups?

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My manager makes a fruit smoothie every morning. He has asked me to find out what he can use the empty fruit cups for. Thanks!
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  • Liz10003167 Liz10003167 on Aug 21, 2016
    I use then when I teach my art class for each person to put small parts, in. To put water for washing brushes, to pour glue. Use as parts to make animals, as a measuring cups. And to make pencil holders.
  • Kathleen McDougall Kathleen McDougall on Aug 21, 2016
    they work to pre measure your yogurt into and freeze individual portion.. Saran wrap and an elastic to secure.
  • Rob9687589 Rob9687589 on Aug 21, 2016
    Fill them part way with a punch recipe. Freeze until firm then pop out. Float them in the punch bowl to keep it cool. When they begin to melt the punch won't be dilluted.
  • Carolyn Carolyn on Aug 21, 2016
    For smaller children, maybe to make snowglobes.....
  • Barbara Blake Barbara Blake on Aug 21, 2016
    Fruit cups
  • Kate Kate on Aug 22, 2016
    These suggestions are all fine but..... you can use those with wide mouth Mason jars to pack snacks or lunches.... i.e. put salad in the jar and the put the seal on top, then stack crackers or whatever on top, place the inverted fruit cup over that, then put the ring on and seal it. Voila, crunchy stays crunchy.
  • BNB BNB on Aug 22, 2016
    May not be what you want to hear - but schools, day cares & kindergartens use them for projects or to hold paints or craft materials. So if you can't find other uses for them - donate.
  • Mum5950423 Mum5950423 on Aug 22, 2016
    They make cute tulips and flowers for crafts with children. Cup is the flowers and the stem is from a coat hanger.
  • Patricia trow Patricia trow on Aug 22, 2016
    I use them for hello molds
  • Diana Ward Diana Ward on Aug 22, 2016
    They make cute little Easter baskets. Decorate them and give them as office gifts/favors/treats.
  • Jan Beaver Jan Beaver on Aug 22, 2016
    I use them for melt and pour soap.
  • Pat Schumacher Pat Schumacher on Aug 22, 2016
    I use mine to freeze broth for my dogs in the summer, plus, I freeze tea or lemonade so the ice doesn't dilute
  • Jonnie Hammon Jonnie Hammon on Aug 22, 2016
    Organizers for drawers, craft accessories, nails, etc... in your garage, shop, or wherever. You can also use them for your change, or jewelry, etc... The uses are many. Let your boss know fresh fruit is healthier, although too much fruit , is detrimental to their blood sugar. Add fresh veggies, and nuts.
  • Terry Haynes Terry Haynes on Aug 22, 2016
    Great for starting seedlings in.
  • Joyce Davenport Jones Joyce Davenport Jones on Aug 22, 2016
    use for food to take to work or busy housewife" I make salad leaving out tomatoes in a mason jar and put tomatoes in fruit cup. Put the flat lid on jar . then put the tomatoes in the little fruit cup upside down on flat lid and screw jar ring on. Presto!! have my salad to take with me or have my salad ready to eat. Will last about 5 days in fridge. I make up about 5 at a time.
  • Donna Donna on Aug 22, 2016
    I use them whenever I need to do just a little bit of painting - touch up or craft. I also use them for glitter or embossing powder. I also use them to sort beads into when working on a project. I have tons of uses for them, luckily I have a 4 year old grandson so we have a constant supply!
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    • George Knipp George Knipp on Aug 22, 2016
      Here's the Gnat trap in action.
  • Jacqueline Vaughn Jacqueline Vaughn on Aug 22, 2016
    Any elementary school teacher would love them for art projects.
  • Ellen Brasted-Freville Ellen Brasted-Freville on Aug 22, 2016
    ice
  • Jan Beaver Jan Beaver on Aug 22, 2016
    I make melt and pour soaps.
  • Jennifer Crowley Jennifer Crowley on Aug 22, 2016
    Depending on their size, you can fill them with yogurt toppings, top with an upside down canning lid, and then screw them both on the top of a mason-type jar (with a band) filled with.... Yogurt!
  • Amy Amy on Aug 22, 2016
    Paint cups, seedling cups (with a hole in the bottom), button holders, earring holders, bits of crayons or soap slivers until you have enough to melt down.
  • Donna Kopp Donna Kopp on Aug 22, 2016
    I've made votive candle holders using 2 fruit cups glued bottom-to-bottom, then paper-mached and painted. They look pretty nice and make sweet little Christmas gifts.
  • Sue Peet Sue Peet on Aug 22, 2016
    If you like to decorate for Halloween, how about painting them to look like eyeballs then attach to wood. Use glow in the dark paint and hang them all over the yard.
  • Deb Deb on Aug 22, 2016
    I glued the top together and spray painted orange for pumpkins to decorate Halloween thru Thanksgiving.
  • Jason Ward Jason Ward on Aug 22, 2016
    get some cheap clear or colored outdoor xmas lites and poke the bulb thru the bottom and poof instant patio lanterns
  • Pansy Canning Pansy Canning on Aug 23, 2016
    Great for large ice cubes
  • Khuss1945 Khuss1945 on Aug 23, 2016
    PUT YOGURT IN A HALF PINT MASON OR BALL JAR AND FILL THE CUP WITH NUTS, CHOPPED FRUIT, OR GRANOLA . TRAVELS WELL, AND SIMPLY PUT THE RING AND A LITTLE SARAN TO SEPARATE. PERFECT FOR LUNCH BOXES OR PICNICS.
  • Betty.Priest Betty.Priest on Aug 24, 2016
    Wash them out and use again, by making the smoothie in another container. Would probably get a few more uses out of them, and at the end use for seed raising vegetable or flower seeds. If no garden check out vertical gardens ideas and use them there.
  • Cindy Gerodo Cindy Gerodo on Aug 27, 2016
    Donate them to a school. I know teachers use them for white glue, sorting dishes and organizers for paper clips and small craft items.
  • Peb11318994 Peb11318994 on Sep 05, 2016
    I use them as 1/2 cup portion "ice cubes" to freeze bone broths in - put 1 in each cup of a muffin tray, fill to line, and put the tray in the freezer til solid. Run the back of the cup under hot water to pop them out, and store in a large freezer bag, labeled. Also the perfect size for baby food portions to freeze in the same way. They also fit perfectly in the top of a large mouth mason jar to keep (for example) a dip like hummus separate from the veggies in the bottom of the jar. Screw a lid on and put in fridge.
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