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Upcycle those milk jugs with these craft ideas

Posted at 9:01 AM, Apr 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-16 09:44:41-04

A little trash talk happened during our crafting segment. Well, more like recycling, but it’s because we realize that those bins you push to the curb are filling up a lot faster than usual. With limited trips to the store, how about upcycling? Let’s start with our friend, Mr. Milk Jug.

To get the label off of the milk jugs, a blow dryer works great!

Milk Jug Owl

For this project, you need an empty 1-gallon milk jug, two black plastic bottle caps (just paint them), two jar lids, four to five sheets of thick paper for the wings and head, Elmer's glue, hot glue gun , two plastic forks for the feet, white and black paint+ a paintbrush. Highly recommend clicking the website link to follow the instructions.

Milk Jug Watering Can

I find this one to be extremely clever for all ages! Spring flowers are starting to pop up outside, but here in Michigan, we must get that snow to go away. Until then, prepare for the watering you will have to do with a DIY watering jug. All you end up doing is cutting off the handle of one milk jug and basically you are relocating it to another as the spout. Let the adults do the cutting and hot gluing, but give the kids some markers (yes, Sharpies work best) and let them do some artwork on the jugs.

Milk Jug Piggy Bank

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