Home and Garden can suggest 35 uses for plastic milk jugs, but a young family in Cornwall, Prince Edward Island, Canada, has just come up with another way to recycle milk jugs that beats any we’ve seen so far!
With the aid of a hot glue gun, Scott and Andrea McNeill turned 840 plastic milk jugs into a unique playhouse for their 2-year-old daughter, Karina.
The playhouse, constructed between the posts that support a high deck off the family’s house, is built of milk jugs “bricks” and decorated with flowers made from the colourful caps. Karina calls it her “castle” and obviously just loves it.
I only wish that I had a picture to post here — from the news story on television this evening, it looks like the cutest little house!
[update! we’ve got pictures!]
To make each “brick” takes two empty plastic milk jugs. Leave the cap on one, to help give it strength. Cut the top off the second jug so that it will slide down over the narrower end of the first jug, and what you have is a remarkably sturdy plastic building block. The possibilities are unlimited!
Scott McNeill says he has no idea whether the little playhouse he built can survive the coming Atlantic Canadian winter but, “if it doesn’t,” he says, “we’ll just have to drink more milk and make another one!”