Milk is kind of a staple in our home. It’s one of those things that we make sure we are never out of and we go through it pretty quickly because we have milk drinkin’ kids. Most of the time we recycle our empty milk jugs, but recently we were inspired by the #MilkAndArtContest hosted by Toma Leche on Facebook and we had so much fun turning our empty milk jugs into sugar skull art.
How perfect will this be for Day of the Dead?
Check out how easy this milk jug craft is to make with kids. You might even have all the supplies you need just laying around the house already, we did.
- Clean milk jug with all labels removed
- Mini or regular size cupcake liners
- Sharpie markers in multiple colors
You start off by cutting a hole roughly about the size of the milk jug opening through three cupcake liners.
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Unscrew the top of milk jug and remove the extra plastic ring-y thing if it’s still on the jug. Put the cupcake liners on the spout, screw the top back on to keep the liners in place and then kind of fluff them so they look like a flower.
After that all you have to do is decorate the rest of the jug like a sugar skull. If you need inspiration for the sugar skull design, do a quick Google image search to get ideas.
We did it so that the handle would be in the back and we used one of the corners of the milk jug as the center of the skull.
We’re both really happy with our creations. I particularly like that she used the one I made as a guide, but made one that looks totally different.
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Fun, easy and inexpensive! My kind of craft.