Not sure why this never crossed my mind before, but I'm super glad it did last night!
I needed to decorate Rascal #1's birthday cake last night and needed no interruptions, so I was digging through my pantry to find some "busy work" for the kids to do that made them feel like they were helping. Enter a HUUUUGGGEEEE box of plastic utensils that had never been sorted after our last bbq - instead, they were all jumbled together and pretty much a useless mess.
Bingo! I thought - I'll have the kids sort plastic utensils (one of my least favourite jobs in the whole wide world). But will I have them sort the forks, knives, and spoons into?
....and then I stumbled onto one of my most brilliant ideas.
I present to you: the most awesomest plastic utensil storage EVER.
|Step 1: Take empty, plastic to-go containers (clean, of course!)|
|Step 2: Have your kids sort utensils into the clean containers|
|Step 3: Stack and store! See-through lids mean no labeling is necessary, and they stack beautifully on a pantry or cupboard shelf! Woo-hoo!!|
And for all of you who love to see birthday cakes, here's last night's creation - an Angry Birds Space cake!