Wednesday, February 10, 2010

milk jug "scoops" catch game

Time needed: 15 minutes
Skills needed: cutting
Materials needed:
  • 2 clean used plastic milk jugs
  • scissors
  • tennis ball, bean bag, or wrap up old tape, rubber bands etc. to make your own ball

This idea is one we found in this wonderful book, EcoArt Earth-Friendly Art and Craft Experiences for 3 to 9 year-olds. This book is full of great recycled toy ideas!

1. Trace the shape of how much you want to cut off. We found it best to cut it starting an inch or two below the handle, with a oval that extended until the tip of the corner. (You may need to play with it. If you leave just a little lift at the end, it helps the ball or bean bag lift into the air, but if you leave too much on the end, it will hinder the ball from coming out!)2. Start your cutting hole right in the center of the piece you will discard. Cut along your line.

To play, Use like mini underhand lacross sticks. Play catch and have fun trying to catch your ball in the scoop!


Stephanie said...

Holy cow - how crafty you are, Miss Sarah! I'm very impressed with your ingenuity. :)

peterfam said...

Great ideas! We will have to try out some of them! Thanks for starting this!