Spring is in full bloom in our area which means flowers, birds and planning for the Summer. It also means rain and lots of it! How do you keep kids occupied when they can’t go outside and play? Find a fun craft to keep them occupied… here are 3 different ideas that relate to the Spring season and upcoming Summer season.
Now, if you are like me, you are the type that hates to just throw things away or just recycle them but everything can be repurposed to work as something different if you think outside the box. One thing I hold onto is milk cartons because I can use them for so many different things. Something I love to use them for are rainy day crafts to keep Danyella occupied when it is raining out.
*Please note that these crafts need parental/adult supervision and help because it requires a knife or scissors to complete.
Idea Number 1: Milk Carton Planter
Paint the carton with acrylic paint. You may need to have the kids let a coat of paint dry and paint again. Once the paint is dry, the parent/adult can cut the top out of one side of the carton. Add soil and seeds/seedlings. The kids can watch the plants grow in their new planter!
Idea Number 2: Milk Carton Bird Feeder
Paint the carton with acrylic paint. You may need to have the kids let a coat of paint dry and paint again. Once the paint is dry, the parent/adult can cut the top out of two or all four sides of the carton. Put a hole on the opposite side of top opening. Put a string through both holes and tie the ends together. Fill the bottom with bird seed. Hand the bird feeder on a favorite tree or porch to watch the birds eat.
Idea Number 3: Milk Carton Bank
Paint the carton with acyrilic paint. You may need to have the kids let a coat of paint dry and paint again. Once the paint is dry, the parent/adult can cut a slot on the top of one of the sides of the carton. The coins can go in the slot and the bills in the top hole! This is a project that the kids can add stickers or other decorations as well!
15 thoughts on “3 Milk Carton Kids Crafts for the Spring”
Oh wow! My head is going to explode because MILK CARTON crafts were my JAMMMM when I was a kid!!!
Wow! This is definitely off the beaten path for me. I have to say these are three creative ways to make use of a milk carton. 🙂
Such a unique way to use the cartons. We get milk in plastic bags but can try this in other cartons I suppose.
The milk carton bird feeder is a must! We made these when my kids were little and are getting ready to make a version of this with my grandkids this coming weekend. They love these kinds of crafts and will love the bird feeder especially when they can see them hanging from a tree with birds in them.
Wooww! So manh things to do with just a milk cartoon! Will share this with my sis in law so she can make this with my nephew. 🙂
Recycling is so great! And so much fun!
These are such unique ways of recycling milk cartons. I had never thought of reusing them before.
These are some great ideas! I am so excited for summer and to be able to do more craft projects with my kiddos.
We love crafts around here. My girls are very artistic and they love making things while they are not at school. Can’t wait to share this post with them and see what they come up with.
These are such unique ways of recycling milk cartons. These are some great ideas
Very unique way of using cartoons and recycling them, that’s simply a great idea. Will look inot it next time when I am throwing a cartoon. 🙂
These are very creative ways to reuse a milk carton. My favorite is turning it into a planter. Genius!
How cute are your ideas! Kids will have lot of fun playing to realize them!
What awesome creative ideas for keeping kids occupied! I’ll work on that with my son, thank you for sharing!
so cute and a great way to use leftover milk cartons, so adorable and a fun way to get kids to do some arts and crafts during the summer especially.