Green crafts are a great way to get your teen interested in crafting and helping the environment. Milk jugs are common items that get thrown away everyday, but they can be recycled into many fun craft projects with teens. This article will discuss three green teen crafts using recycled milk jugs.
Teens can recycle milk jugs into fun party masks, and this green craft is easy and fun. For this project you will need scissors, a pen, string, paint, and a paintbrush. Help teens start this green craft by drawing the shape of the mask they would like to make onto the milk jug. Using the handle for the nose area is helpful but not necessary.
Then help teens cut out the mask shape using the scissors; also help teens cut out holes for their eyes. Assist teens as they paint the mask however they like. Cut holes in the sides of the mask and tie string to the holes so the mask can be worn. Teens can add feathers, pompoms, pipe cleaners, and other materials to the green craft, and encourage them to find other recycled items for this milk jug mask.
A bank is easy for teens to make with milk jugs, and all you will need for this craft is old magazines, glue, scissors, and a recycled milk jug. Help kids cut images out of the magazines of things they like or want. They can also cut out letters to spell words on their bank craft.
To complete this green craft help teens glue the images allover the milk jug, and allow it to dry. You can then cut a slit in the top of the cap or leave it removable if you like. This easy teen craft is made from a recycled milk jug which will help your teen be a little more green while saving money.
Shadow boxes are fun crafts that display scenes, items, or ideas. For this green craft you will need a milk jug, scissors, paint, a paintbrush, an old magazine, cardboard, wine corks, and glue. Start by cutting the side of the milk jug with the handle off of the milk jug. This will create an opening in your milk jug, but it will allow you to create a 3-d scene. Help teens paint the outside and inside of the milk jug however they like and allow it to dry.
The next step in this green craft is to help teens cut images from the magazine that they would like in their shadow box. Glue the images to pieces of cardboard and trim the excess cardboard off the edges. Then glue the images to the wine corks and glue the wine corks inside your shadow box. This green craft features a milk jug, but it can also incorporate several other recycled materials.Creating green crafts with your teens is the perfect way to get them thinking about the environment, and milk jugs are household items that are thrown away everyday with no regard. Try these green milk jug crafts with your teen, and you will both have a great time.