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Crafting with recycled milk cartons is so much fun and I love the idea of using these milk cartons to make flower pots and adding animal faces to them just adds to the fun!
This project is easy and great for young kids who loves to paint. And the finished planted pots are a great gift idea to give to teachers or grandparents.
Or you can do as we will and keep them on your windowsill and get to enjoy them all season long.
So take out your imagination and let’s give this milk carton planter a go!
How to Make a Milk Carton Planter
What You Need:
- Milk cartons (at least 3″ deep)
- Box cutter or Scissors
- Acrylic paint
- Potting Soil
Empty and wash the milk carton with soap and water. Let dry completely before moving on to the next step.
Decide how deep you want the container to be and draw a line around the milk carton where you want to cut.
Use sharp scissors or a box cutter and cut all the way around the carton. You can cut the milk carton horizontal if you want more planting space.
Supervise your child when using scissors, or let this step be made by an adult!
Paint your milk carton with white paint. We had to use two coats of white paint before the carton was completely covered. Allow the paint to dry in between every coat.
Remember to protect your clothes and surfaces from paint!
Paint faces on the carton. Or whatever else you or your kids are in the mood to paint!
Use a screwdriver, knife or scissors to poke a couple of holes in the bottom of the carton.
Fill the planter with potting soil, up to ¼ inch from the top. Plant your seed according to the packet and cover the seed with some soil. Mist the soil and place the carton on a sunny windowsill.
Remember to mist the soil every day and transplant the seedlings when they’re about 2-3 inches tall.