Cheap I Spy Game from a Nalgene Bottle and more!
|June 12, 2012||Posted by thecheapskatemom under environment, fun, kidsandpets, kidscrafts, repurpose, reusable, sensory|
by Hannah Walton aka The Cheapskate Mom
As a fairly active hiker and kayak-er (although not so much kayaking right now as we are living on quite a budget!) I have acquired a mini army of nalgene style water bottles over the years (both as gifts, leftovers from the lost and found at the restaurant where I worked forever and even a few bottles I bought myself)….So, I started looking for new ways to breathe life into my old nalgene water bottles. I'm happy to share some of the great ideas I found and tried.
Nalgene Bottle + Couscous = I Spy Bottle Game : I had some old couscous I never got around to using and some little trinkets I didn't know what to do with. I simply poured the couscous into my water bottle, added some trinkets, screwed the top on real tight and voila – a perfect DIY I Spy toy – on the WAY cheap. Obviously, due to the small objects – not safe for little guys – but still – an awesome and cheap I Spy game
More Ideas for re-purposing your old Nalgene style water bottle :
Store important paperwork on a boat : Nalgene bottles make great "wet bags" for boating.
Fill with sand and use to weigh down a beach blanket : wonderful picnic weights!
Make a waterproof first aid kit for camping
Make a hot water bottle by filling with hot water
Add a glow stick or battery powered tea light = instant tea light
If you use a laundromat – use these to keep detergent in so you don't have to lug a heavy container back and forth
Travel pet food container
Protective case for your glasses
Fill with sand or rocks for outdoorsy bookends and door stops
The perfect Geo-caching Container
Rustic Tooth Brush Holder
Instant rain gauge
Drill a hole in the cap, fill with sand and some food and turn them into a rather artistic ant farm for the kids
Make into a piggy bank
Rustic flower vase
CONVERSATION STARTER :
What other ways have you reused a Nalgene Bottle ?!