I hate throwing away plastic containers as there are so many ways to recycle them. Here are a few ways to recycle plastic milk containers. Really, the possibilities are endless and it is great for children to think of ways to recycle in all aspects of their lives.
MILK CARTON POT PLANTS
After putting drainage holes in the base of the container, the children drew decorations on the sides of the milk carton with permanent markers. They then added potting mix and their seeds.
As we have been doing lots of name recognition activities at school, I wrote the childrens names on the funnel part of the milk carton and the lid so they needed to match the names. They had lots of fun pouring, scooping and screwing the lids on and off.
At home we cut out stars and punched holes in them and my daughter threaded them onto string with straws.