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Fresh New Ways to Repurpose Capri Sun Pouches

Since my five-year-old started kindergarten, we have been buying a lot of Capri Sun. It is a huge win for the whole family, and my son knows that buying more Capri Sun is something I’ll always say “yes” to.  They’re easy to toss in his lunch box every day and he loves that he can “Do the straw hisself.”  They definitely make packing his lunch easier, and even if he doesn’t eat the strawberries I pack for him, he’s still getting ¾ cup of fruit juice in the 100% Juice Capri Sun [or ½ cup of fruit and veggie juice, if I pack one of the new Fruit and Veggie Blends].  Plus, Capri Sun has no artificial colors or flavors, no preservatives, and no high fructose corn syrup.

But packing all of those Capri Suns got me thinking “What happens to the empty pouches?” It seems like such a waste to throw them away.  What if they could be up-cycled into a new creation?  Here are some of the best ways I’ve found, to reuse those Capri Sun pouches:

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1- Capri Sun Valentine

These require the Capri Sun pouches be full, but they are so cute and way easier than those 19-step Minion cards you were about to make from scratch. [Seriously. Just pick up a few boxes of Organic Capri Sun, add a cute note, and you’re good to go!]

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2- Metallic Hair Clips

I bought some of these for my daughter, and they were [no lie] probably $4 each. I can’t even tell the difference, and these wouldn’t have cost me anything.

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3- Plant Container

See if you can trick anyone into believing you are growing Capri Sun trees.

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4- Capri Sun Purse

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5- Frankenstein Capri Sun Pouches

Perfect for impressing all the other first graders at the class Halloween party! [Note: Capri Sun Fruit Refreshers would make an excellent choice for these – they have 50% less sugar than the average leading fruit juices– aka all of the other parents will appreciate their kid having at least one low sugar treat for Halloween].

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6- Capri Sun Wallet

DIY a wallet with empty pouches you’ve already paid for.


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7- Capri Sun Apron


8- Capri Sun Backpack

Really show your Capri Sun devotion by sewing together this Capri Sun backpack. Lightweight to carry, plus no one will ever forget your favorite flavor.

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9- Capri SUN Shade

Don’t pretend you’re not impressed with my play on words [or that you wouldn’t stop + snap a photo if you saw this creativity in a parking lot]!


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10- Capri Sun Key Ring

Never lose your keys again! Or at least never lose them without knowing you also lost the best thing you’ve ever made in life… your DIY key ring.


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11- Pouch Jokes

You’re not like a regular mom, you’re a cool mom. Which means you write the best jokes on the back of your kid’s Capri Sun pouch [so he can score major points with his friends at school].

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12- Snack Pouch

Add a piece of Velcro to the inside and voila! A snack bag you can wash + reuse [but not panic over if your kid leaves it inside the slide at the park].

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13- Pencil Case

Complete with a zipper… because why not?

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14- Lunch Bag

If anyone needs me, I’ll be stocking up on my Capri Sun at Walmart for my littles so I can try my hand at making that Capri Sun apron.