Measuring Tips

If you don’t have a measuring cup, you can estimate by visually comparing measurements with other household items.

Here are some good rules to follow:
  • 2 tablespoons = Ping-pong ball
  • 1 tablespoon = your whole thumb, Ice cube, a poker chip
  • 1 teaspoon = The tip of your thumb, a quarter, a dice
  • 1 cup = Baseball
  • 1/2 cup = Lightbulb, Tennis ball
  • 1/4 cup = Egg
Even if the exact measurement that you are looking for is not listed above, you can still use these as frames of reference.