milk jug watering can

Do you have some eager kids that really want to help out in the garden?  I think this milk jug watering can could be the perfect tool for your helpers!  It’s even easy enough for kids to make themselves, with a little help! Even if you don’t have little helpers, I think this milk jug watering can is perfect for watering more delicate things.  Like freshly planted vegetable seeds that you don’t want washed away.

Here’s how to make a milk jug watering can:

SUPPLIES:

  • 4L milk jug (rinsed out)
  • Nail
  • Hammer
  • Cutting board or scrap piece of wood

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Use the hammer and nail to punch several holes in the lid of the milk jug. (you’ll want to pound away on the cutting board or scrap piece of wood.)
  2. Pierce the milk jug handle with 2 – 3 air holes so the water will flow.
  3. Fill the jug with water.
  4. Screw on the lid.
  5. Water away!

how to make a milk jug watering can