Recycle your old yogurt containers by making them into buckets
(Originally published June, 2011)
We love making crafts from recycled materials, and those yogurt containers have got to be good for something! How about the sand box? Recycle those plastic containers into something useful:
Quick and Easy way to Reuse a Yogurt Container::
A bucket with a handle- perfect for worm hunting or dirt hauling.
Here’s what you need:
- hole punch
- a couple yogurt containers
How to make the Bucket:
Making the handle: One of the yogurt containers will be used to make a handle.
Snip down into the side of the container and then turn your scissors and and cut all the way around the container, trimming off the top edge. Now cut all the way around again, creating about a half inch wide strip of plastic.
Cut a notch in each side of this strip.
This is the end of the bucket handle with notches cut into it. Cut notches at both ends of the handle.
Making the Bucket:
Punch a hole in each side of the container that will become your bucket.
Roll the handle end so it can fit through the punched hole. It’s kind of tricky because it’s not very soft plastic, you might need to trim a bit.
Pinch the handle ends and roll them up.
Push the rolled end through the hole. Repeat on the other side and you’ve got a bucket!
If you’re like us, you’ve got plenty of yogurt containers to reuse for this craft, so make a couple buckets, and go play in the dirt!
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