Recycled Milk Jug Watering Can and Giving Your “Awl”

When Robby and I visited the farm the other week they were using these to water the seeds they were planting. Totally cute and great, right? Especially because the holes disperse the heavy stream of water a kid typically dumps on plants, and they’re so light to begin with it makes them easier for the little guys to carry. A half-gallon would probably be even better for that purpose.

recycled milk jug watering can

I just poked some holes in the used milk jug using an awl, and then a few on the other side for air. We did have a few issues, though.

I had to ask my husband a few times for his awl: “Can you give me your awl?”; “I really need your awl.”

And by the second time or so he kind of looked at me, exasperated, as if to say, “I’m giving you my all! Good God Woman, I have nothing left to giiiiiive!!!

“Dude, your AWL.”

Anyway, Robby seems to like the recycled milk jugs.

robby watering


robby dumping water robby and milk jugs

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13 Responses

  1. What a great idea!!!!
    I’m doing it :)

  2. I am laughing so hard at “I have nothing left to giiiiiiiiiiiiiiiivvvvvvvvvvve!”

    And good idea with the milk jugs. My girls have kid-sized watering cans, but somehow still manage to dump water on the poor plants.

    I will have to ask Rich for his awl.

  3. Too funny - give me your awl. This is a great idea, but now that my kids have learned how to use the sprayer on the hose they’ll never go back. Too bad everytime I ask them to do the watering it ends with me yelling at them to stop spraying the house or sidewalk and always each other!

  4. Some brands of milk jugs have a screw on cap too. Less chance of it coming off when turned upside down. Robby looks so cute doing his “work”– chores.

  5. Your “awl”: HA!

  6. Thank you thank you for this! H totally dumps his watering can straight away. We had plenty of awl jokes in my recent bookmaking class. ;-)

  7. Very cute and very affordable. My two favorite things. :)

  8. Okay I laughed. Apparently I’m a sucker for a corny pun. That was good :)

  9. Brilliant! And could be a good kids craft if you decorate them…

  10. Love this! The awl, the idea, everything.

  11. love this watering can … great idea! And I’m laughing myself silly about your husband … “I’m giving you my all! Good God Woman, I have nothing left to giiiiiive!!!” … that’s classic.

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