Wondering about all the other uses for ice cube trays? You’re in luck! They can do so much more than just creating and holding your ice!
So many people tend to doubt what all an ice cube tray can be used for. Did you know that there are tons of different ways that you can put your ice cube trays to use? While I’m just going to show you 16 of them, I bet you can use your imagination and think of so many more!
But one thing is for certain, you’ll never look at your ice cube trays the same way after learning about all of these uses!
14 Clever Uses for Ice Cube Trays
- Put all your eye shadows in an ice cube tray so you can see all of your shades at once.
- Manage loose hardware in an ice tray. This is a great idea when you’re actually putting things together. It seems I always lose a screw or nut somewhere.
- Make craft time easier by giving each child his or her own paint palette (in an ice cube tray).
- Keep your earrings neat and tidy in your drawer.
- Keep your crafts and office supplies corralled. You don’t want those things spilling all over your drawer!
- Use an ice tray to hold all the yummy fixings for an ice cream sundae bar!
- Use ice cube trays to make your own garbage disposal cleaner with vinegar, Thieves cleaner, and citrus fruits.
- Drill holes in each cell and use ice cube trays as seed starters. The holes are necessary for proper drainage, and it also makes it easier to pop the seedlings out without damaging them. The seed starter trays can be reused year after year.
- Have a choosy toddler? Set out a healthy snack tray to let her pick and choose which foods she wants.
Even more great uses for ice cube trays!
- Freeze cookie dough in individual portions so you never over-indulge when you want to bake cookies. Bake one at a time or several.
- Make a succulent tray. They grow beautifully and don’t need much water, so you don’t really have to worry about drainage with succulents.
- How often have you thrown out fresh herbs because you didn’t use them before they ruined? Never again! Freeze them in your ice trays, and then put them in baggies.
- Create a shape-sorting game for your toddler or preschooler. What a fun way to learn!
- Make some interesting ice cube combinations for your drinks. Our favorite is crushed Oreos and milk!
- Tube ice trays are perfect for storing pins and needles in the craft room.
- Turn those old, broken crayons into new coloring creations. Put all the crayon pieces in an ice cube tray (that’s been sprayed with non-stick cooking oil), melt them, and let them re-solidify.
See how simple it can be? Your ice cube trays can do so much more than hold ice! All you need is a bit of imagination and some extra ice cube trays lying around and you’ll have no problem creating some of these fun ideas!
Do you have any other uses for ice cube trays?