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What can I do with an empty milk cartons?

One is a gallon type and the other one is the cardboard type that like soy milk comes in. The kids are bored today with the cold!

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:49 AM on Dec. 6, 2010 in Hobbies & Crafts

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  • Our sons art teacher loves things like that. You might want to check if you have children in school.

    Answer by MrsLeftlane at 10:51 AM on Dec. 6, 2010

  • You could cut the top off the carton one and have the kids decorate it (like a vase?) You could probably do the same thing with the gallon jug, cut it in half and have them decorate it with sharpies, or glue construction paper on it. (Don't know if the glue would work though.)

    Answer by Scuba at 10:58 AM on Dec. 6, 2010

  • This is not really a project for kids but empty plastic milk cartons make a nice decorative walk way. You fill them about 2/3 up with water and place outdoor Christmas lights clipped to the top, be careful that the light doesn't touch the water and allow for expansion if you are where the water will freeze. The light lights the water.

    Answer by Les1951 at 11:12 AM on Dec. 6, 2010

  • The soy milk one can be a nice bird feeder, coin bank and ice bowling pins a la Curious George . The gallon jug makes good scoops, helmets if you file down the edges and if the kids heads fit, throw up buckets. Yeah I know, yuck but you get to toss it out and make another one. Maybe a google search would turn something up/

    Answer by isabellalecour at 6:08 PM on Dec. 7, 2010

  • Donate them to the high school's art department-they are always in need of items like that.

    Answer by Queenofscrap at 9:55 AM on Dec. 12, 2010

  • I would use the carton one to make a bird feeder, it could be an on-going thing because they can check back everyday to see if there are any birds! It's like learning about arts & crafts and nature all in one.

    Answer by MarcsWife05 at 2:42 PM on Dec. 13, 2010

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