Sunday, 20 January 2013

Milk Jug Watering Cans

It's not rocket science, but turning a few old plastic milk jugs into watering cans has provided my little ones with hours of fun! Gotta love Pinterest for pointing out the obvious, which sadly I probably would never have thought of on my own.

To turn an old milk jug into a watering can, all you need to do it wash it out & poke a few holes into the lid - and voila! My kids also chose to personalize theirs with permanent markers.

(We used the 2 liter sized jugs as I thought anything bigger would be too heavy for the kids to use.)

I actually like these home-made watering cans better than the store bought ones when it comes to my kids helping me with the garden... Since the only holes are the ones you make in the lid, the water comes out great at first and then slows right down as it drains out of the jug (until it fills with air again). This is perfect for 3 year olds who don't understand the concept of less is more!

And now that the garden has been fully watered, the kids are having a blast playing with them in the paddling pool!


  1. Cool idea! I just made some and sent the kids outside....I gave them a big stockpot of water and they are busy mixing up all kinds of things to go inside! I think I'll use this idea for getting worm tea from the worm farm as the regular nozzle on my watering can gets blocked.

    1. Thanks! I love how such a cheap & easy thing can provide so much fun for the kids. :)