How to Build a Milk Jug Igloo [video]


How do you combine an educational activity with one that involves responsibility about our environment, you ask? The igloo made out of recycled milk jugs is the right answer. This is a very entertaining crafts project and it will be highly appreciated by your children, as you can ask for their help when building the igloo. You can make this both a playful and learning opportunity, as you can teach your children math, while counting the milk jugs or tell them some useful facts about igloos and the Arctic. Some prior planning will be necessary as well. Once the small construction is done (with the help of hot glue), place a bunch of comfortable pillows inside and it will be ideal for a place to relax and have some afternoon reading sessions. Around 428 jugs were used in the example shown in the picture, but the result is outstanding!



Photo courtesy: survivingateacherssalary

5 Responses to “How to Build a Milk Jug Igloo [video]”

  1. helena says:

    cheap milkbottles? that milk is not enviromental friendly not animal friendly either

  2. Angel says:

    Helena, the idea is about reusing milk jugs you and others have already bought/used, not going out of your way to horde new milk jugs. Reusing them this way is more environmentally friendly than letting them collect in a landfill or going to a recycling plant that only truly recycles, what, 80% of its intake. As for it not being animal friendly… well, I agree with you there. But if people drink milk from plastic jugs, they might as well reuse the plastic.

  3. Charity says:

    What a WONDERFUL and monumental task the igloo is! Those children will never forget it. I live in a rural impoverished area of the U.S. so behind the government deemed “illegal” raw milk from local farmer, milk in plastic jugs is all that is available. There are also no recycling centers here either. We literally have hundreds of plastic milk jugs collected in one of our storage sheds. This is FANTASTIC. I can’t wait to make a down-sized scale for my 4 year old.

  4. Bees good says:

    Our Beavers group are taking on this challenge for our international badge! Thanks for the idea! 🙂

  5. hie says:

    what a wornderul way to use plastics

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