Happy, Happy Monday! What a super weekend! The kids had the Halloween party at church, and the boys had their final soccer games of the year! We also did a fun milk jug craft! We go through a lot of milk, I mean a lot! I started saving milk jugs about a week and a half before we were going to do this craft…. who wants to guess how many we ended up with??? I will tell you….. drumroll … 17! Yes! 17! That seems like a lot to me! I know there were some jugs that got thrown away too, ( any ideas on how to encourage recycling let me know!) but we ended up with 17. This is a very easy craft. Lucy, Heston and Tucker helped with it the most, Marsha “helped” too. She kept eating the sand! Take 15 minutes and do it with your family! There is still a few more days until Halloween so you can even make one before then!
Instructions through pictures, in case you are done reading!
INSTRUCTIONS :Take one clean, rinsed out milk jug. Using a sharpie or black paint. ( we did sharpie, easier with little hands) Color a face on the side of the milk jug that has no label and has the most space on it. Then using a funnel, or just a cup pour about a cup of sand into the jug. I sent the kids out to do that, they had fun! We just used sand out of our sand box. You could also use marbles or beans. Once the sand is in, cut a small opening in the upper side of the jug, in the back so that it does not show while you are looking at the face. I used scissors, it was easier than an exacto knife. Once the jug is cut, I put a battery operated tea light in there. You could also do a candle or a glow stick, or even Christmas lights. I wanted something I could turn off and on. AND you are done! You could also tie some ribbon around the lip of the jug. I did not do that, though I am wishing I did now that I think about it… I will have to do that and update some pictures! It really was a lot of fun, the kids loved it and the yard looks great! That picture will also be updated! Share some pictures if you decide to do this!! Have a happy, wonderful day!