Right now with a rattling cough, full sinuses, and eyes that burn, as well as two kids taking antibiotics, we are using medicine dosage cups a lot lately for their intended purpose. However, my favorite (and most used) way to use medicine dosage cups is a whole lot more fun.
Although I love measuring cups and spoons (I have several sets of each), my favorite way to measure smaller amounts of liquid ingredients is to use all of those medicine dosage cups that come with all of the children’s liquid medications.
Most of the cups can hold three teaspoons (which is one tablespoon), and have lots of markings for a variety of measurements. So, instead of having to use a 1/2 teaspoon measuring spoon three times for 1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla extract (and worrying about overfilling) or dirtying both a teaspoon and the 1/2 teaspoon, I just use a medicine dosage cup and fill it to the 1 1/2 teaspoon line. Not only do I have fewer spills, but it’s also great for allowing the kids to put in these ingredients (and I know it will be easy for them to pour in).
If your household is like mine, you have lots of these little cups sitting around. Every so often, we’ll throw some in the recycling bin, but we usually keep them for an easy and frugal way to measure out smaller liquid ingredients.
Do you have any “odd” uses for everyday household items?
photo by justmalia
Join 35,000+ Other Awesome People
Subscribe to the Real Life at Home weekly newsletter to get our latest content, exclusive free printables, learning activities, and ideas for celebrating with your kids all year