Recycling Crafts for Kids: How to Make Planters Out of Milk Jugs! by Donna John

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2 months ago
Recycling Crafts for Kids: How to Make Planters Out of Milk Jugs!

Show kids that recycling can be fun by making planters out of empty milk jugs. Make a day of it and take a trip to the local nursery and let them pick out some flowers, herbs, vegetables, seeds or whatever plants float their (recycled) boat. Before long, they'll have a whole milk jug garden!

You'll need:

  • empty and clean gallon milk jugs
  • scissors or craft knife
  • potting soil
  • plants

Here's how to do it:

  1. Take the empty milk jug and cut from beside the opening at the top halfway down, across and back up to form an opening. Be sure to leave the side with the handle intact. (Adult supervision required!)
  2. With the knife, carefully cut a few small drainage holes in the bottom of the jug. 
  3. Fill with potting soil.
  4. Plant!

How do you recycle? 

Mike Prochaska
Omg i totally forgot about this idea. I used fo do this all the time

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