K-Cups are convenient and perfect for busy moms, but the majority of them head to the landfill instead of being recycled because of their melt-resistant plastic. While it may be some time before we see a recyclable K-cup, conscientious moms can still do their part by using them in other ways. We’ve found some amazing K-cup crafts that will give your coffee pods a new life (and keep your kiddos entertained too!).
1. K-Cup Bath Bombs
These K-Cup bath bombs are perfectly portioned, just like they are when they’re topped off with delicious coffee. While this craft gives K-Cups just one more life before heading to the trash, they are a unique and ultimately relaxing way to reuse. Cleaned cups are filled with all the makings of a perfect bath bomb, left to try, then removed and enjoyed. Oh, and they’re so pretty!
Check out Coupons.com for the full tutorial!
2. Spring Daffodils
Big kid or adult craft, these spring daffodils made on a pallet and from spray-painted K-cups are adorable! Hand cut flowers and vinyl stems are affixed to the pallet and make this sign that’s perfect for welcoming warm Spring weather. Can’t you see this on your mantle?
Check out all the steps to make your own at TheKimSixFix.com.
3. Easter Chick
Just in time for Easter, we can’t get enough of this adorable chick made out of a K-Cup! Cleaned and spray painted yellow, all you need are some googly eyes and foam to make this adorable chick. Fill up with candy and enjoy! This would be the perfect tiny gift to give to neighbors and friends- and a great way to upcycle those coffee pods!
Find tons of more crafty ideas at MidwesternMom.com.
4. K-Cup Birds
Not into chicks? No problem! Make these adorable birds in robin’s egg blue with cleaned K-Cups and blue tissue paper. This activity is for modge podge and puffy paint lovers (so all you 80’s kids out there) and is the perfect addition to an Easter basket.
Head to ArtsyMomma.com for the full tutorial!
5. K-Cup Planters
Whether you have a green thumb or just like a little greenery in your home, reusing K-Cups as planters is a genius idea. They are the perfect size for small succulents or trimmings, already have a hole in the bottle to allow ventilation and can be painted whatever color you want!
See how you can add fun beads to your planters and hang them up at WereFarFromNormal.com.
6. Confetti Poppers
The 4th of July or New Year’s Eve, these confetti poppers are a fun way to reuse K-Cups! Cut out the bottom and cover with a small balloon. Then fill with fun confetti and send the kids outside to pull the balloons! They are much cheaper than buying pre-made versions at the store, but just as fun.
Check out TheTipToeFairy.com for more fun ideas for families.