With tons of amazing silicone ice cube shapes to pick from, or of course the convenience of refrigerator ice makers, many of us have old ice cube trays just laying around in storage. Now is the time to whip those puppies out and use them for these 25 Genius Ice Cube Tray Hacks. Don’t let your old stuff go to waste, use it!
25 Genius Ice Cube Tray Hacks
Next time you’re thinking about getting dog treats, remember how much your pooch loves ice and make these DIY ice cube treats instead!
Every fall and winter, we all start craving hot chocolate. Now you can give it out as gifts by making hot chocolate on a stick.
DIY lotion bars melt in your hands and leave everything soft, without the mess of liquid lotion.
Strawberry banana bite-sized popsicles are delicious year round, and since they’re so little…there’s no harm in eating more than one.
You can also make incredibly beautiful (and great smelling) bath bombs right in your own kitchen. Use an ice cube tray to make several at once.
Once you’ve made these bite-sized Rice Krispies treats, you’ll never make full-sized again.
Use an old ice cube tray as a make-shift jewelry box for those smaller pieces that you want to keep tucked into the back of a drawer.
Freeze fresh herbs so that they’re ready to use for sauces, soups, stews, and more.
Every spring in Texas, we see beautiful bluebonnet flowers pop up everywhere. This spring, you can make your own seed bombs and plant your own.
When kids’ crayons get small, instead of throwing them away, melt them into trays to make new crayons that they’ll love to play with.
Freeze cookie dough into trays and you’ll have the perfect size for uniform cookies every time.
Use an old ice cube tray to sort small bits and bobbles in your junk drawer for easier organization and use.
Not sure what to make your gluten-free kiddo for dinner? How about some gluten-free tater tots that you’ve cooked in a bake-able silicone tray!
Dishwasher tabs are easier to make than you could imagine…and you’ve already got all the ingredients.
These delicious granola poppers are great for portion control, and it’s easy to make enough to store by using your old tray.
Your kids will love trying sushi that you’ve made in ice cube trays. Plus, it’ll save you time from having to roll.
If you want to make some truly beautiful floating candles, you can use a tray from the dollar store as a mould.
Special occasions call for special drinks. For your next wedding shower, or party, freeze edible flowers into ice cube trays and use them to garnish and cool the drinks.
This ice cube tray watercolor palette is easy to clean and reuse. Just pick new colors, and make a new palette each time!
Let seedlings for your garden germinate in an ice cube tray, then pop them out in time to replant.
Make your own sugar scrub cubes for the shower. They’ll be much more fun with scents you’ve chosen yourself.
Is your baby teething? Make popsicles by freezing pacifiers into ice cube trays full of milk.
Milk and Oreo cubes are going to be your new favorite afternoon snack. Or toss them into your coffee for an instant milky pick-me-up!
If your kids love Frozen, and want to play with snowmen…make them this Frozen-inspired ice chalk instead. They’ll love drawing their favorite scenes from Frozen right onto your sidewalk.