Recycle those milk jugs with these craft ideas



There was a little trash conversation during our crafting segment. Well, it’s more of recycling, but that’s because we realize that those trash cans you push all the way to the sidewalk fill up a lot faster than usual. With limited store trips, how about upcycling? Let’s start with our friend, Mr. Milk Jug.

To remove the label from the milk jugs, a hair dryer works great!

Owl Milk Jug

For this project, you need an empty 1 gallon milk jug, two black plastic bottle caps (just paint them), two pot lids, four to five sheets of heavy paper for them. wings and head, Elmer glue, a hot glue gun, two plastic forks for the feet, white and black paint + a brush. I highly recommend that you click on the website link to follow the instructions.

Milk jug Watering can

I find this one extremely smart for all ages! Spring flowers are starting to appear outside, but here in Michigan we have to make that snow go away. Until then, get ready for the watering you will need to do with a DIY watering can. All you end up doing is cutting off the handle of one milk jug and basically moving it to another as a spout. Let the adults do the hot cutting and gluing, but give the children markers (yes, Sharpies work best) and let them do illustrations on the jugs.

Milk jug piggy bank

From milk jug to piggy bank! Simply paint a jug pink, cut a slit in the top that is wide and long enough for coins or paper money. The handle of the jug will be the nose, so keep this in mind when cutting the slit on the top of the jug. Draw on eyes, you can even paint empty toilet paper rolls for the legs. Construction paper or pink painted cardboard is perfect for the ears.
Be sure to follow this link for dozens of milk jug crafts, including a super plane!


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