D-I-Y > Carton Catchers
description: What do you get when you combine an empty milk carton with a cardboard toilet paper tube? You get a carton catcher! It's no joke that with a little bit of craftiness you can convert a few empty containers into a fun game of catch. For more recycled game play projects check out our Garbage Games book in the This into That book series.
- 2 empty milk jugs
2 toilet paper tubes
1. Start with a clean and empty milk jug. Cut out a section on the front, bottom part of the carton.
Tip: To get the hole started, it helps to take a tack and poke a hole in the jug. Then slide your scissors in and cut.
2. Take one of your toilet paper tubes and attach it to the pour spout of the milk jug. Tape it around the rim, connecting the milk jug to the tube. This becomes the handle of your scoop.
3. Decorate the plastic scoop wtih markers and stickers. Then, decorate the handle with colorful paper.
Tip: This is a great way to use old wrapping paper.
4. Repeat these steps with the other jug.
Game play: Grab a ball and a friend and step outside to start playing catch. Use your scoop for both throwing and catching the ball.
Tip: If you don't have a ball to use, you can make one by wadding up a bunch of aluminum foil.