How to Build a Milk Jug Igloo
This fun project really is recycling at its finest. It’s wintertime and extremely cold in many areas of the country right now. Well with this educational project, you can embrace the cold, have fun with the kids (this would be an excellent project for a classroom), and teach everyone involved the importance of recycling in the process.
Now, we’re pretty sure you don’t have 250-300 empty milk jugs just laying around, so you’ll need to recruit some help from your students, friends and neighbors. If you’re in need of extra help aside from family and friends, check out website called FREECYCLE. You can sign up for free, and people will be happy to help you out.
This is not only a fun project, but provides a meaningful opportunity for education as well. You’ll have a chance to teach others about recycling and the very important role it plays in taking care of this beautiful Earth we live on.
One thing to keep in mind while doing this project before you watch the video below. You are dealing with empty milk jugs (or orange juice jugs). You will want to check and double check that they get properly washed out. If they don’t, you’ll smell your mistake.
If you are doing this project in a classroom, involve your students in all parts of the process. Make a progress chart to hang in your classroom, and as the kids bring in empty jugs, you can fill out the chart together and monitor the process. This further allows the children to be successful in reaching goals, which is a valuable life lesson that they can take with them into adulthood. It will take some significant time (probably) to collect your jugs, so be patient. When the kids bring the jugs, it will help keep track of the jugs better if you tie them together in groups of 10. This will also keep them for going all over the place.
See the tutorial on the next page – (this keeps the website blazing fast)