I’m all about modern convenience. Especially with two busy kids, time is often something we don’t have a lot of. When this is the case, I am so very grateful for fast food restaurants with healthy food options. There aren’t many, but we have two or three favorites we frequent. However, clean up time comes and when I start to throw away/ recycle our trash, I am often overcome with quilt. Between cups, bags, straws, containers, etc, there is often more to throw away than I would like. After a recent trip through Chick-fil-A (I love their grilled chicken and fresh fruit option for the kids!), I challenged my kids to come up with a way to UPcycle their food containers instead of REcycling them. The ideas they came up with are not only creative, but super easy!
My 4 year old decided her fresh fruit container would be perfect for planting the Curious George tomato seeds she’s been longing to get in soil. She was right! We poked holes in the bottom of the main container for water to drain and the lid made a great saucer. It fits just right on the tiny window sill and she has been watching for the first little stems to push through.
Chick-fil-A Container & lid
Knife or sharp object
1. Using the knife, poke holes in the bottom of container for water to drain.
2. Fill container 1/2 of the way with soil
3. Sprinkle seeds over soil. Press seeds into dirt a bit.
4. Cover seeds with a layer of soil about 1/4 the depth of your container.
5. Lightly water soil
6. Set container in lid as a saucer
7. Put in a sunny place or per the instructions for your type of seed (this small container fits perfectly on the window sill!)
8. Care for as directed
How will you UPcycle your next disposable Chick-fil-A container? Check out their Chicken Noodle or Chicken Tortilla soup and then share in the comments of this post or on social media your creation. We’d love to share your creation ?
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Kids’ DIY: Disposable Food Container Garden