Friday, May 23, 2008

Creative Uses of Muffin Tins

As I am reading my June/July issue of Taste of Home Magazine, I saw a picture that caught my eye. It was a picture of a muffin tin filled with ice cream toppings--chopped nuts, candied cherries, chocolate chips, colored sprinkles just to name a few. I thought what an ingenius idea!

With the summer fast approaching and the summer picnics and BBQs starting to get into full swing, using my muffin tins for ice cream sundae toppings would help me not have so many dishes to do after the festivities. Less dishes more time to relax!

I began to think of other uses for muffin tins other than just baking muffins! So I did some searching and I came across this article on creative uses for the muffin tins.

Have you thought about hanging on to those old tins to put finger paints in for your kids to use?

What about taking old broken crayons and putting them in the muffin tins and melting them to make new crayons??

What about making a "shadow box"/picture frame out of it??

What about letting your preschooler or kindergarten use the tins for sorting beads or M&Ms??

So instead of just using your good tins for just food like muffins, or meatballs, or homemade rolls, think outside the box and use it for other great uses in the kitchen!

Those old tins instead of throwing them out, recycle them into or for craft projects!

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April said...

Thanks for the ideas!

Vanessa said...

Those are some great ideas. Thanks for sharing!

Heather said...

I make minipies and pot pies in mine. If you are going to use it for ice cream toppings or other things put papers in so you don't have to dump the whole thing out and mix it all together when some doesn't get used (I have made that mistake before.) Silicone ice cube trays/baking cups also work great for a lot of things like melting wax for crayons or candles.

Tara said...

great ideas thanks!!