This project is fairly quick and simple, as I’m a little short on time today. Fortunately, the end result has many potential uses!
• Scissors/ Knife
• Plastic jug with handle (i.e.: gallon milk jug).
• Acrylic paint (optional)
This will involve some simple cutting. Please supervise your children during this process.
1. Cut out the shape of a scoop from the side of a jug, using the handle of the jug as the handle of the new scoop. It’s a little hard to describe, so here is a simple picture that you can follow:
Picture courtesy of: http://www.recycle-eh.com/apps/blog/show/16934970-dust-scoop-from-plastic-milk-jug
The shape of the scoop can be cut so that the “blade” of the scoop is flat edged, like a snow shovel, or pointed, like a spade. Pick the shape depending on what you want to use your scoop for.
2. The scoop can be used as a beach toy or a sandbox shovel. In this case, it would be suitable to allow your child to paint the scoop. However, if it’s going to be employed to, for example, scoop dog food, I would avoid painting it so that paint chips don’t end up in Fido’s bowl.
Like I said, quick and easy. What you can you use your new scoop, made from 100% recyclable material, for? I already mentioned a couple:
- Sandbox/ Beach toy
- Pet food scoop
- Cat litter scoop
- Garden shovel
- Walkway salt scoop
- Baking ingredient scoop
- Dinner-serving utensil
- Bird seed scoop
- Dustpan for small broom
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