Milk Jug Duck
By: Amanda Formaro
Age: 6 and up
Parental supervision is recommended
This darling little duck basket is made out of an old milk jug! It's easy to make and you can fill it with goodies for Easter.
What you'll need:
- Empty plastic gallon milk jug
- Craft knife
- 4-5 sheets yellow felt
- White craft glue
- 12" x 1" strip of cardboard (cereal box works well)
- 2 large wiggle eyes
- 2" square piece of orange felt
- Easter grass
- Goodies to fill your basket
How to make it:
- Be sure to clean out the milk jug. Have an adult place the jug on its side and cut it in half, removing the top half, cutting just below the bottom of the handle. Save the top half for another project. (See photo.)
- Place the bottom of the jug onto the corner of a piece of yellow felt. Trim the felt into a square, leaving about ½" overlap on all side. Take that square, and glue it to the inside bottom of the jug. (See photo.)
- Cut felt to fit inside the jug and along the insides. Glue in place. (See photo.)
- Cover the outside of the jug with felt, draping about ½" of felt over the top so it covers the sharp rim. (See photo.)
- Cover the strip of cardboard with yellow felt. (See photo.) Bend the cardboard strip into a curve and glue it to the inside of the jug to create the handle.
- Cut a triangle from the orange felt for the beak. Glue on beak and wiggle eyes.
- Stuff the basket with Easter grass and fill with goodies.
- If you prefer, you can use a hot glue gun or fabric glue instead of the white craft glue to cut down on drying time.
- Parents should closely supervise children when using a glue gun. Small children should not be allowed to use the glue gun; parents should do this step for them.