As winter descends upon us, we should know by now that resisting the cold weather is futile. Instead of cursing the season, why not embrace it? Christmas and all its associated crafts are, undoubtedly, the best part about winter, but the second coolest Christmas craft I’ve managed to find is this igloo made completely out of empty milk jugs.
The one in the video required over 250 jugs to build. No matter how much tea and coffee you drink to keep warm, there’s just no way that you’ll be able to save these up by yourself, so appeal to your neighbors and your community to help save up. There’s also a fantastic website called Freecycle where you can simply input your area and ask members to keep and give you their milk jugs – this should speed up the process considerably.
Apart from looking really awesome and providing an awesome reading corner or play fort for kids, this grand construction also offers the opportunity for education. It’s a chance to teach kids about the environment and recycling, and about how much damage wasted plastic actually causes to our beautiful earth. It’s also a great time to teach them a bit more about Inuit history and culture.
Take note: Make sure to wash all the jugs properly with bleach so that the old milk doesn’t stink you out!