As a member of the Chick-fil-a Moms Panel, I was challenged (again) recently to upcycle the chicken tortilla soup containers. Since I recently upcycled the salad containers, I thought this would be a piece of cake. Or waffle fry. 😉
The challenge came at a perfect time, as it helped solve a problem we were facing on weekend mornings. You see, my husband and I like to sleep in a little on the weekends – and by “sleep in” I mean not get up at 6 am like the kids do! At five and seven, the kids are more than old enough to entertain themselves safely in the toy room, but recently my daughter took on the responsibility of also wanting to feed herself and her brother during the weekend mornings. Not a big deal, in theory, because she can prepare cereal and open bananas for herself and her brother. Boom – breakfast.
However, the issue arised when she admitted to helping herself to seconds, then thirds, then fourths, fifths, sixths, and SEVENTHS of cereal one morning. Bless her heart. Granted, she showed me that her second through fifth bowls were less than a quarter full, but still that was entirely too much cereal.
SO, I utilized clean and empty soup containers from Chick-fil-a. I simply poured an appropriate amount of cereal in each container, and put the lid on. The cereal waited for them on their placemats in the morning, and I had a cup of milk in the fridge for them to pour on to their cereal in the morning. The containers were big enough that I could tell my daughter she only ate what was in the bowl. Along with a banana, this was PLENTY for a meal.
As a bonus, the containers also serve as a great on-the-go breakfast. About once a week, we indulge in sleeping in a little later during the school week. We wake up, brush teeth, get dressed, and head out the door. The kids enjoy a Chick-fil-a soup container of their favorite cereal, along with another container filled with fruit, and they’ve got an easy, delicious and not-that-bad-for-you breakfast.
In summary, upcycling the Chick-fil-a soup containers has allowed my husband and I to sleep more. As parents, that is amazing. 😉
But I’m not the only one who came up with an awesome way to upcycle Chick-fil-a soup containers. Check out these other creative ideas:
- Tsum Tsum storage box and a first aid box (and here’s another first aid box)
- an adorable pedestal organizer
- store your Playdough in it!
- Use it to hold your dice for games while traveling
- Turn them in to sparkly jewelry boxes
- a hanging terrarium (seriously, this is amazing!!)
- Starry Night Luminaries
- Faux Pewter Box
- a bird feeder
- a lacing card craft
- a hat. an absolutely adorable hat, y’all!
- a fairy garden
Given all these creative options, how would YOU upcycle a Chick-fil-a soup container?Keep on saving! :o)
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