We drink a lot of milk at our house and always have a ton of empty plastic milk jugs to recycle! With a few household supplies and a little imagination, why not let the kids (re)use them? Here are a few ideas for kids’ crafts using recycled milk jugs.
Animals & Airplanes
Danielle’s Place of Crafts and Activities is a wonderful website full of great ideas for kids’ crafts! I was delighted to find them and browse through their many tutorials and suggestions. When you begin your project, make sure to wash the containers thoroughly. Also they suggest: to make it easier to peel off the label on the outside of the jug, fill the jug up with hot water and let it set for a few minutes. Then peel it off. Wash and dry the jug. To remove the inked numbers rub a dry erase marker over the numbers until they smear and then wipe them off with a paper towel.
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Isn’t this little guy cute? What a great idea to use jar lids to form his large eyes!
Found on Instructables.
This is such a cute craft! Spending good, quality time with your children is vital – and, it’s fun to create a craft project together!
Found on My Life is a Journey.
There are a lot of ideas to make baskets out of plastic containers… How about an Easter basket? Decorate them with paint, markers, bright colorful paper, and stickers. Let your kids create and explore!
Found on BrandyFisher.
This is so adorable! It would make a great centerpiece. They’ve shared an excellent tutorial on how to complete this bunny basket. If you are beginning to think about Easter, they also suggest several fun activities here.
Found on Dudley’s EGGceptional Decorating Kits.
Here’s a couple more ideas from around the web. I couldn’t find any tutorials for these, but I bet you could figure them out! Click the picture to link to the website where they were found.
Finally, I wanted to share one last picture full of ideas. I searched for the original link for this, but only found that the website no longer exists. The picture is still floating around Pinterest, though. It just goes to show you that if you’re looking, you can find some inspiration somewhere!