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A super easy to make watering can, with something you almost certainly already have in the recycling bin.

The advantages of this, over a "normal" watering can are;

- It's made from something you already have, so it's free, (super for school projects, students, where multiple watering cans are needed)

- It's its easier to use than a conventional watering can; ideal for people with disabilities, children, watering hard to reach places,

- It's easy to transport when it's full with no leaks,

- Can be decorated and made your own!

Step 1: Materials

Picture of Materials

you need;

- A milk bottle and lid (size dependant on how much water you want to be able to carry at once, how many plants you have to water, how strong you are, etc) I used a 4 pint because it is what I had to hand. Children looking after one plant could use a 1 pint.

- A drill and small drill bit (If you don't have this, you could use a nail and hammer, a pin and lighter, etc. anything you can use to make holes.

- A spare lid that fit the bottle (optional)

Unkel made it!1 month ago
What an awesome idea! It took me longer to clean out the milk jug than it took me to drill out the cap. I like the fact that you can squeeze the jug to direct the flow.
DavidE3414 months ago
I really like this project! I think I will look for a container (with handle) appropriate for my 3YO grandson. I think I'd also drill a vent hole a little further down the handle so that water would be less likely to come out when pouring.
billbillt4 months ago
My gardening-proficient neightbour showed me this trick recently. I couldn't believe that I had never thought of it! It's such a great idea!
kstokes534 months ago
You can always add plant food to the water so you are feeding the plants while watering. Great idea!
GrotBox4 months ago
Easy, free, and very practical. Yes, good.
Thank you, yes, good!
kelman4 months ago
Here is why you got my vote: This project is simple enough anyone can do it, great for all ages, recycles a common item. I wish i had thought of it myself. And the extra lid for transporting is genius. Good job! And thanks.
Thank you so much for your vote!