Spring is coming and we have already planned to start a few container gardens this year. The seeds have been planted and we have a few sprouts! The one challenge we have is keeping our baby plants watered. I would like my kids to help so they see how watering and taking care of the seedlings will produce food that we can eat. We were using the clunky watering cans with the long spouts and big handles but they were not easy to manage for my kids. I think I might have solved that problem as I was getting ready to recycle yet another milk jug at the end of last week. What if I reused the milk jug? My kids can handle that pretty well and it’s got a good short spout on it making it easy to pour milk from. The fruits of my labor (no play on words intended) would be how to …
Turn a Milk Jug in to a Kid Friendly Watering Can
I put together pictures for this project and a video too! This project is super simple and you can knock it out quickly with a few household tools including a:
- clean and empty gallon milk jug
- a butter knife
- a marker
- a cordless drill with two smaller sized drill bits
- optional – a 2×4 to use as the platform to drill the holes on
Here’s how I turned a milk jug in to a kid friendly watering can!
Start with a clean half gallon or gallon sized milk jug, a butter knife, a marker to mark the holes, a cordless drill and two small drill bits.
Remove the lining in the cap with a butter knife.
Mark your holes on the cap. In this case I added smaller and larger holes to the cap lid.
Using two small drill bits, drill holes in the cap.
Drill two small holes near the top handle of the milk jug to allow a vent. The bigger the hole, the more water will come out when you use it.
Time to test it out!
See it in action and be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel and get updates on videos as I publish them!