Saturday, July 24, 2010

What can I do with Plastic Buckets?

Have you acquired a collection of large plastic pails? Put them to use as toys, storage or decorations. Here are some ideas:

"Projects Using Recycled Plastic 5-Gallon Pails": Click here

Here are a few more ideas:

Cut holes in the lid to create a game. 

Beanbag toss: Mark off an appropriate "tossing" distance on the floor using masking tape or duct tape: little ones might need just a few inches, older children a few feet.

Clothespin drop: Use smaller holes and have children stand with their toes against the bucket to drop the pins into the bucket.

Make a mini-compost bin

Poke 1/4" holes around the bucket at several levels to provide aeration. Line up several buckets to create a progressive compost, turning from one bucket to the next on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.

Create an automatic plant watering device

Run cotton cord from the bucket to one or more flower pots set lower than the bucket. Fill the bucket with water and plants will be watered slowly as water wicks from the bucket to the pots.

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