This thrifty tip was shared by fistfulofcoupons reader, Shelly! She said, “My current favorite frugal tip is to use coffee filters for the endless snacks my kids eat, instead of plates. They are cheap, and easy to dispose of.”
I picked up a package of 200 coffee filters for around $1 at the beginning of the summer. They have been so nice on the days where I am busy and dont want to do the dishes (pretty much everyday). That one package has lasted so very long..and I am not even half-way through it. The waste is less than paper plates too. My daughter likes to think of them like little white flowers she has her snacks in..
Some of the things I put in them are:
Raisins, marshmallows, fishy-crackers, granola, fruit slices, dried fruit, sandwiches, carrots + veggies, chocolate chips, graham crackers, home-made soup (just kidding), chips, popcorn, grapes, + more.
Have you tried using the coffee filters as snacks? What do you put in them?