Clean out milk carton and set
on side. Cover lid with pink paper to make a pig nose. Cut a slit in
the top for the money to go in. Add construction paper eyes, a pipe
cleaner tail, etc. then decorate your little piggy as desired.
and the Whale - Bean Bag Toss Game
Turn a gallon plastic milk jug into a whale by cutting a big open
mouth on the flat end, handle side up. Paint it gray and add eyes.
Make a Jonah bean bag. The shape is not that important.
Using sharpie markers add face.
After hearing the story the children take turns tossing Jonah.
I have done this as a craft/game spread over 2 classes. I prepared
the milk jugs by cutting the mouths and had the children paint
them. I made the bean bags, and the next week they added the face
and played the game. The children, especially the younger ones,
loved taking their game home.
Cut out the bottom of a plastic
gallon milk jug. Leave the sides and back longer than the front for
the face. Paint the helmets silver. Decorate with various accessories such as feathers, emblems,
Milk Jug ... etc.
a megaphone by cutting off the bottom of a (half-gallon) plastic milk
have used milk jugs as a plastic bag dispenser too. Cut a hole in it and
stuff your bags into it. When the kids need a bag to take home their
goodies, you have them in one spot.
A jug can also make a great water-release device. Simply poke a single
hole in the bottom, then cover with a finger while filling the
A gallon milk jug can also be turned into a dustpan. Simply place the
jug, handle side up, on a table and cut the bottom off at an angle.