Activities using yoghurt pots

Yoghurt pot craft: thrifty castle
All you need is paper, scissors and glue to transform a yoghurt tub into a play castle for a Playmobil figure

1 Yoghurt pot building blocks: perfect for building up and knocking down.

You’ll need: a few pots, coloured paper, crayons, tape, scissors

  1. First get your kids to cover the pots in paper. We wrapped a band around the middle and then cut squares to cover the base and open top.
  2. If they like, your children can draw on the pots. We added windows with people and animals inside.
  3. Now they build their towers (and knock them down!)

2 Yoghurt pot penguin: upturn a pot so kids can craft this cute little friend.

All you need is a yoghurt pot and black, white and orange paper, scissors, glue and googly eyes.

  1. Ask your child to cover the pot with black paper.
  2. Next, they snip and stick a white tummy and orange feet.
  3. Finish with googly eyes.

3 Yoghurt tub castle: give kids a family-sized pot to turn into a fortress.

You’ll need: a 200ml yogurt pot, paper, tape, scissors, cocktail stick (or cake flag) – optional.

  1. Your kids wrap the paper around the yogurt pot and secure it with tape. We found it helped to put a few pieces of tape around the bottom to stop it riding up.
  2. Now your kids trim the top of the paper, cutting it into a turret shape.
  3. You can help them cut a door – just snip through the paper and plastic.
  4. If you have a cocktail stick, they can add a little triangle of paper to make a flag.
  5. Now they add their toys and play!

4 Make a sand castle

Forget buckets, kids can fill yogurt pots with sand and turn out perfect castles. Give them different-sized pots so they can create a sand city.

5 Yoghurt pot planter

Did you know you can plant seeds in yoghurt pots? Just push a few holes in the bottom of the pot so the water can escape. Give your child something like patterned washi tape to cover it in – to make it colourful and waterproof.


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Make a train from yoghurt pots with these simple step-by-step guide