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15 Fun Crafts to Make With Milk Cartons


I’ve made several recycled crafts and activities for kids using milk carton but nothing like these amazing milk jug projects.  You’ll be blown away by these 15 fun crafts to make with milk cartons.  Some of the milk carton crafts include a water can, planter, bird feeder, organizers, votive and even toys.

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Milk Carton 

1.  DIY Watering Can ~ Simply poke holes in the carton cap and you have an instant watering can.

2.  Milk Carton Planter ~ Learn how to cheaply and easily make these animal planters for your seedlings.

3.  DIY Milk Carton Planter ~ Don’t throw away your empty milk carton.  Just by wrapping a milk carton with rough linen it can spruce up your living space and provide a sturdy planter.

4.  Greenhouse Space Saver ~ Cut the top portion of the milk carton off and you have an instant planter.  Cut the remaining portion into strips and you have plant markers.

5.  Milk Carton Birdhouse Feeder ~ Make this simple DIY Bird Feeder using repurposed and recyclable materials.

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Recycle Milk Cartons

6.  Pencil Organizer ~ Keep colored pencils and markers organized with this clever idea using recycled milk cartons.

7.  Reuse Milk Cartons to Organize Your Pantry ~ Reuse and recycle empty milk cartons. Comes with FREE downloadable labels.  

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Milk Jug 

8.  Paint Holder ~ This DIY paint holder is pure genius!  All you need to do is cut out a portion of the carton and you instantly have a holder for paint as well as your paint brush.  Did I mention a handle to carry it?!

9.  Recycled Jug First Aid Kit ~ Recycle either a water jug or milk jug into a travel-sized first aid kit.

10.  Milk Jug Votives ~ DIY votives can be painted and decorated any color for any time of year. Great for gift giving!  

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Milk Jug Projects

11.  How to Make a Windsock ~ Your kids will love creating this fun windsock using a empty milk jug and ribbon. 

12.  Milk Jug Elmer ~ A milk jug handle makes a great elephant trunk.  Bet you didn’t know that!  {{wink}}  Kids can decorate it using a paper mache technique. 

13.  DIY Dump Truck ~ A fully functioning dump truck that even has wheels that moves.

14.  Milk Jug Flowers ~ Learn how to transform a milk jug into these beautiful flowers with this wonderful step by step tutorial. 

15.   Putt Putt Boat ~ Your kids can set sail on the high seas with this Putt Putt Boat.  It’s an upcycled milk container toy boat.

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