With the ever growing popularity of Keurig, there are tons of K-Cups that are getting thrown away across the country and around the world. While we do not have a machine at home, my husband’s work has a Keurig. SO, I asked him if he would bring home some K-Cups to use for crafts and seed starting so that they are not a one-time, then garbage item.
Here are some fun craft ideas to do with your extra K-Cups as activities with the kids this Fall.
1. Seed Starting/Micro-Gardens
Kids that are actively involved in growing their food and know where it comes from are more likely to eat it. This means, your kids might eat veggies if you do seed starting for a container garden or choose to do a micro-garden with simple greens. We like to use lettuce as an easy micro garden with our daughter. You can also use k-cups for seed starting, but lettuce can grow just fine in the k-cups without transplanting and k-cups already have a hole in the bottom for drainage! Almost also basic greens can be microgardened and are a great way to have a small fall garden with your kids.
2. Turkey Table Centerpieces
These little turkeys were made with k-cups, paper, and cloth. The one on the left is made by cutting a basic leaf shape into orange paper and then gluing it on the k-cup in a fan-like arrangement. Then I added googly eyes and cut out a beak to attach. It made a great little centerpiece 🙂 The other Turkey was made by tracing the toddler’s hand, cutting it out and attaching it to a k-cup wrapped in fabric. Both were quick and easy projects for our fall-theme.
|K-Cup Turkey made with child’s hand and some fabric|
3. Pilgrim Hat
This it a quick k-cup craft where you only need a k-cup, a piece of elastic, and some glue or tape. We cut out a little buckle for the hat from the yellow paper, attaching it with glue. We made a chin strap with the elastic from an old face mask. If the elastic doesn’t stay, you can always staple it. This makes a cute little pilgrim hat or even a leprechaun hat for later in the spring time.
|Pilgrim or Leprechaun hat craft for kids|
Some ideas you might want to try even include maracas, like this just with k-cups, marshmallow shooters, and a variation on little peg people.
Kara is an author and advocate for positive, grace-filled parenting. She is homeschooler to her 4 children living on a farm in New England. She believes in creative educational approaches to help kids dive deeper into a rich learning experience and has her degree in Secondary Education & Adolescent Childhood Development. She is passionate about connecting with and helping other parents on their journey to raise awesome kids!