Altoids are not only breath freshening mints, but they also come in a handy tin that you can repurpose. The tin size is perfect for storing various objects. It is also something that you can use to keep your kids busy. Here are a few ways to reuse your Altoid tins.
A Mini Book Report
If your kids have a book report that’s due, encourage them to display it in an Altoid tin. Your child’s teacher is sure to love the originality while his or her classmates will enjoy peering at the small scene depicting the book.
Make a Portable Aromatherapy Kit
To make a portable aromatherapy kit, all you need is an Altoid tin, a bottle of your favorite essential oil and a few cotton balls. Take it to work or with you when you go out of town.
Create a Personalized Sewing Kit
While many hotels offer decent sewing kits, having a personalized one with you is better. By customizing one to your needs, you’ll have everything on hand to make quick clothing repairs. An Altoid tin sewing kit is something that you can take to work with you, on vacation, or even out for a night on the town. You never know when you’ll need a needle and thread to thwart a wardrobe malfunction.
Assemble a First Aid Kit
Altoid tins make perfect pocket first aid kits. It’s something that is handy without taking up a lot of space. Consider including medical items like band aids, alcohol wipes and aspirin. These items are available from Amazon.
Put Together a Toy Fishing Kit
If you have younger kids, then they’ll have fun playing with a toy fishing kit made from an Altoid tin. Form the fish from felt and mini magnets. For the pole, purchase a wood dowel from your local craft store while yarn is perfect for the fishing line.
Store Hair Supplies
Altoid tins are the perfect size for hair supplies. Use one for bobby pins, barrettes and small hair bands. If you have dancers or gymnasts, then you’ll appreciate having these items in a portable container since it will be easy to take them to different events with you.
Make a Mini Candle
Melt a candle into an Altoid tin to bring your favorite smell with you when traveling. It can make a hotel room feel more like home. If you wind up using a few tins, be sure to visit Label Your Stuff. The site offers all types of labels, making it easy to stay organized.
Ideas one and two were discovered at Just Bright Ideas.
Suggestions three, four, five and six came from One Crazy House.