How to Make Biodegradable Cups and Spoons Safe for Kids to Reuse

Making artistic displays with biodegradable utensils is a fun and environmentally ideal way to teach your children about the arts while instilling values of renewability. The question then becomes: how can you make sure that these utensils are safe for your children to use? This advice from Gelato Products should help teachers and parents alike.


 In everyday arts and crafts, utensils such as colored plastic spoons can be a vital part of any display. A nose for a sculpture, propellers for an airplane, legs for a stick figure; the possibilities are endless. Of course, safety matters, so when using discarded or recycled spoons it’s important to make sure that there are no breaks in the plastic or loose shards that might splinter and create unsafe conditions.

 Tasting spoons, similarly, can be used in a wide variety of ways. It’s important to remember that these spoons are often used for samples and may have been used by multiple individuals in the past. For this reason, it’s vital that they be cleaned properly before use in arts and crafts. Remember, the human mouth is one of the most germ-filled areas of the body, so don’t take chances!

 For brighter and more decorative pieces, custom printed cups can be a vital resource to introduce splashes of color and individuality into a child’s art. As always, it’s important to make sure that these cups are cleaned properly and in one piece; well-cleaned and inspected by a parent, these cups can be used to make homemade planters for an environmentally friendly double-whammy.