Plastic Jug Watering Can
By: Amanda Formaro
Difficulty: Very Easy
Age: 4 and up
Parental supervision is recommended
Young kids will have fun making their own watering can to use in the garden by recycling a plastic jug! With a little help from you, your little one can make this easy watering can as an Earth Day craft.
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What you'll need:
- ½ gallon plastic milk or juice jug with handle and lid
- Small finishing nail or screw
How to make it:
- Thoroughly wash out a plastic milk or juice jug. (See photo.)
- Have your child go through a supply of stickers to choose what they would like to use to decorate their water jug.
- A grown up should use the tip of a finishing nail or screw and a hammer to gently poke holes in the lid of the jug. (See photo.)
- Have your child decorate the jug with their choice of stickers. Other options to decorate include gluing on yarn or painting the jug. Keep in mind that the decorations may not last, but the functionality of the watering can will! (See photo.)
- Fill jug with water and put lid back on. (See photo.)
- Show child how to hold the jug with the handle and tip it to rain on the flowers! (See photo.)
- If the decorations wear off, don't fret--just redecorate the jug with new accessories.
- Add some plant food (according to box directions) to the water jug if children are old enough to understand not to drink it.
- Keep water jug on a low shelf near the garden so your helper can reach it easily.