We’ve been doing a lot of junk modelling recently. It’s a great activity to keep the kids busy after school, and also encourages them to learn about what can and can’t be recycled. Today we raided the recycling for empty milk bottles for our latest craft.
Recycled milk jug lantern materials
Empty milk jug (washed and dried, label removed)
Bostik PVA Glue
patterned tissue paper
How to make a recycled milk jug lantern
First of all I removed the top half of the milk jug. I pierced the bottom to make two holes, which I threaded with a length of the Bakers twine.
We knotted the string and my daughter threaded the other end of it with colourful beads.
Then she cut pieces of pretty tissue paper into small squares and started covering them with the white PVA glue before adding them to the milk jug.
The Bostik PVA glue has a small nozzle which makes it really easy to apply exactly where you want it. Little Sis had no problem using it.
It didn’t take long to cover the milk jug. The glue dries clear so we were left with a colourful milk jug lantern, perfect for hanging in the garden.
Disclosure – thank you to Bostik for sending me some of these supplies to craft with