Does anyone have any craft ideas using those half pint milk cartons?
Theresa from Hibbing, MN
Make a village or better yet a castle. You can even make it sand castle. Leave one carton with the peaked top as is. For the others, fold down the peak as flat as possible and tape securely. Stack the cartons to the tower height u want, taping them together and with the carton that has the peak on top. Coat with a good white glue, a section at a time, and roll the glued area in fine beach sand (or use the colored stuff for fish aquariums if u can get a good deal somewhere) When thoroughly dry, cut out windows, doors etc. Mini dioramas would be easy too. Open the peaked top all the way open, set up your scene inside(eg. Nativity with miniature Mary, Joseph and baby, on straw or colored paper shreds(like for Easter baskets) Close the top back up and staple. Add craft sticks for roof, sides and back and paint brown. Be sure to leave an area uncovered for a small peephole on the back side of the carton. Cut the peephole to let light in. This could also be done on the roof so that the light comes from above like it was the Holy Star shining down.Glue black paper or colored black cardboard or bristol board cut to fit on the front. Cut a large peephole through the black card and the carton. When someone looks through the hole, they will see a lit scene of the birth of the Holy Child.
Wash out the 1/2 pint milk carton and cover it with Tin Foil. Take a dab of icing and put it on the bottom of the carton, then place it on a plate. Then spread some icing all over the carton and some on the plate for snow. Stick some square cookies on the milk carton and decorate it to look like a gingerbread house. Then take the extra candies and make a garden around it.
Fill them with homemade suet for the birds, hang in mesh bags. They love these.
if you make candles, this is perfect for large square ones.
and if you put ice in the was it will leave holes and interesting patterns. A friend of mine did this with her cub scouts and they loved it.
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