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10 Uses For The Empty Formula Cans Sitting In Your Recycling Bin

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If you are a formula feeding mom you probably have a bunch of empty formula cans that you have no idea what to do with. I breastfed, but even I had formula cans from hospital swag and the few times I supplemented. I know you breastfeeding moms feel left out, and I promise in the future I will do a post entitled 10 Uses For Your Empty Boobs that will include things like crumb catcher and partner reward , but in the meantime, grab those empty formula cans and your trusty glue gun and put those babies to good use (The cans, not your cans.)

*You could probably also use an empty oatmeal can if you have no formula cans!

 

1: To hold puzzles 

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Pinterest user Lydia Hickerson has found a way to wrangle the puzzle pieces that your kids are always losing in the bottom of the toy bin, and we all know how sad Dora looks with only one eye.

 2: As kitchen storage 

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Babies Online has some other ideas for formula can crafts, including using them to store dry goods in the kitchen, which is great because no matter how old people get, they still can’t figure out exactly how to close the box of crackers before they get all stale.

 3: As a desk organizer 

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I love this idea but I have a feeling my kids would still put my scissors someplace I could never find them.

4: To wrangle bathroom essentials 

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Someone bring me all your formula cans so I can do this. I need this. the other day I cleaned out my bathroom closet and realized I have six curling irons. SIX. Why? Why do I have so many? I use maybe two of them.

5: For a teacher appreciation gift 

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I have previously said I’m not a fan of DIY teacher gifts (Just give them a damn target gift card!) but this idea from Love of a family is actually really cute.

 6: As a home for plants 

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I think these look super cute and if you are planning with gardening with your kids this would be a fun seed project.

7: A Princess playset 

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Oh this is awesome. There is a tutorial on RobbyGurls blog about how she turned empty formula cans into a Disney princess village.

8: Monster toss game 

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Pinterest user Tracey Van Lent turned her old formula cans into a monster toss game for a party.

9: A toy car garage 

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I love this idea found on the blog a lifetime to go, and it works as both a playset and as storage for tiny cars.

10: For tiny shoes

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When my kids were tiny I was also loosing their little Robeez or what have you. I wish I had seen this craft when they were little.

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