Did you know that you can recycle a plastic milk jug into a reusable sandwich box? You can bid baggies farewell after making and decorating these cute containers for lunch boxes or lovely autumn picnics.
- Gallon or half-gallon plastic milk jug
- Thin sharp knife or box knife
- Kitchen shears or other sharp scissors
- Assorted colors of permanent markers
- Wash and rinse plastic milk jug/s. Cut off top 1/3 of jug and set aside for recycling bin.
- Take the bottom portion of the jug and cut a slit down each of the four corners, stopping about 2 inches from the bottom. Trim edges to form smooth curves on the corner of each flap.
- Fold flaps down and overlap to form a box. Use a marker or crayon to draw curves on the top 2 flaps where the closure will be. Cut a curved slit on the two top flaps. Check to see that the curved flaps overlap to form a snug closure. If necessary, cut a second curved slit to create a tighter fit (but be careful not to tear the plastic).
- Use colored permanent markers to decorate each sandwich box. Allow marker to dry.
- Open sandwich box, insert an appropriate size of sandwich or snack; close box until ready to open and enjoy the food inside.
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