Igloos are cool. You can easily build a milk jug igloo with some planning, lots of milk jugs and hot glue. For example, the children in Classroom 1 at Midland Christian School (Midland, Michigan) built the 428-jug igloo shown here after collecting (and cleaning) milk cartons for about 3 weeks. This medium-sized igloo is large enough to hold about 8 to 10 kindergardeners or first graders.
We make an igloo for the winter unit and the Polar unit that comes next. We make the igloo out of gallon plastic jugs. You start with 20 jugs and hot glue together, leave an opening for a door. Make three levels of 20 jugs, then start coming in.
Turn a Milk Jug into a Sandwich Box! Before you toss your next plastic milk jug into the recycling bin, you just might want to turn it into a sandwich/lunch box. No need for a lunch box? Could be a cute gift box. Just need a 1-gallon milk jug, marker, scissors, thumbtack and an adhesive-backed Velcro dot.