You Will Need ...
  1. Empty plastic gallon milk jug

  2. Duct tape (as many colors as you like)

  3. Hole punch

  4. 2 brads

  5. Scissors

  6. Stickers (optional)

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Step 1: 

The first thing you need to do is cut off the top half of your milk jug. Stab a hole in the jug with your scissors (it isn't too difficult, but adults should do this part for the children). This hole will provide the starting point for you to then cut around the middle of the jug.

Step 2: 

When you're finished cutting, you should have a nice bowl-shaped plastic bucket.

Step 3: 

Now let's make the handle! Cut a piece of duct tape about 12 inches long.

Step 4: 

Fold the duct tape in half and seal the sticky sides to each other. Make sure to really push down on the tape smoothing out any air bubbles.

Step 5: 

Connect the duct tape handle to the bucket. Using the hole punch, punch a hole on either end of the duct tape handle. (The hole should only be a couple of centimeters from the edge of the tape).

Step 6: 

Use the hole punch to make two more holes in the milk jug, one on either end.

Step 7: 

Let's put it all together! Overlap one hole from the handle to one hole in the bucket and push a brad through it.

Step 8: 

Open the brad up on the inside of the bucket to secure the handle in place. Then repeat this and the previous step on the other side.

Step 9: 

You did it! You have a super cool Milk Jug Treat Bucket.

Step 10: 

Now cut some duct tape into the shapes of a ghost face and you have a ghost bucket!

Age: 
Preschool
School-age
Tween
Teen
Adult
Basic: 
Holiday
Craft Length: 
15 - 30 minutes
Difficulty: 
Easy peasy (fun and simple)
Holiday: 
Halloween
Prep Time: 
5 minutes or less
Recycled: 
Plastic
Supervision: 
1 adult per 10 children
Variations: 

Go ahead and decorate your bucket! Cut shapes and faces out of duct tape to create any kind of ghost or silly face. Use flower stickers and fake grass for an Easter basket. You can even use tissue paper, paint, glue, and other craft supplies to make so pretty wild buckets. The choice is yours!

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