Milk Jug Toy Scoop

By Noreen Doll.

Milk Jug Toy Scoop by Crafty Journal

Think how much fun your kids will have picking up their toys with a  milk jug toy scoop!

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It’s great for Legos, little cars, and other small toys.

Let your kids decorate it with Sharpies. Or Mod Podge colorful paper all over it.

Using a milk jug toy scoop, your kids can quickly and happily put their toys away.


Milk Jug



How to Make a Milk Jug Toy Scoop.

1. Remove the label from the milk jug and wash the jug.

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2. Draw a line across where shown, and down both sides to the bottom.

Crafty Journal - Milk Jug Toy Scoop

3. Cut off the bottom of the milk jug and then cut following the drawn lines.

Make sure the edges are smooth, with no sharp points.

Adults should use or supervise the use of scissors.

The ring around the top should be removed before use.

For an older child who is scooping up things smaller than the jug opening, leave the lid on so the pieces won’t fall out.

For a younger child with larger toys, such as Duplo, remove the lid as it’s too small for children that age.

Let your kids demonstrate how easy a milk jug toy scoop is to use.

Crafty Journal - Milk Jug Toy Scoop

Picking up toys will be much more fun with a toy scoop!

© Noreen Doll

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  1. oh, this is awesome, why haven’t I ever thought of this!!? Thanks for sharing!!

  2. Brilliant idea!

  3. Complete and utter genius! We’ll be featuring this over at Someday Crafts tomorrow! :)

  4. Great idea :)

    Thanks for sharing.

  5. I am using this in my classroom starting in September!!!! Thanks so much for this!

  6. Now this is sheer genius! You should win the Nobel Peace Prize for this, because it sure would keep the peace at my house! super cool idea, thanks!

  7. Awesome SCOOP!
    I look forward to your visit. Happy creating!

  8. So simple, but this would make clean up easier. Thanks for the great idea.

  9. Great idea. Thanks for sharing!

  10. What a fun idea! I love the idea of decorating it, too. The kids could each make and decorate their own!

  11. This is such a great idea ~ my little guy has Legos everywhere. Thanks for sharing ~ pinning and pinning!

    Hugs, Mary Beth

  12. genius!

  13. Thanks for sharing – you were featured today!!
    –Mandy, Sugar Bee Crafts

  14. Amy Perdew says:

    My goodness, I can not wait until my milk jug is empty. Really great idea Noreen. Thanks.

  15. AWESOME idea… What fun for the kids to help make, too.


  16. Very clever! Thanks for sharing!

  17. Awesome idea!!

  18. WOW!! This is a creative and GREAT idea! Ty so much for sharing!

  19. What a super cute idea for kids! Thanks!

    Pinned your post to my Link Party Craft Board while I was here tonight too!


  20. What a cute idea!

  21. What a fun project! Thanks for sharing at TTF this week.


  22. This is a great idea. I’m thinking it would need a face and a name at our house but it could be very simple to make.

  23. My daughter will love this!

  24. I am makin’ one of these today! Pickin’ up legos is one of my least favorite things! Brilliant idea! Gotta go drink some milk, okay kids lets finish off this gallon so we can make this! Super fun!

  25. Hi, Noreen, You are still onto the milk jug. That’s good. See how far you can take this..
    Your friend, Linda

    PINNING this..

  26. This looks awesome!!!

  27. Great up-cycling!

    Dropping by to thank you for linking up with us at the Blog Strut! :)

  28. This is an awesome idea. Its always a good thing when we are able to make use out of something rather than throw it in the trash.

    Bismah @

  29. Now THAT is clever!

    Thank you.
    Lanaya | xoxo

  30. Great idea! This would be super helpful for my son’s massive collection of Hotwheels! Pinning. Thanks for sharing!

  31. Haha, yes we can occasionally outsmart them. 😀 Thanks for sharing this.

  32. Nice reuse of a milk jug!

    Thank you!

  33. What an amazing idea! Wish I had thought of this when my kids were little! Thanks for sharing. Have a great week!

  34. Gotta love repurposed items! Great post found on The Real Housewives of Riverton :)


  35. Awesome idea! Stopping by today to let you know that your milk jug scoop was featured in my Whimsy Wednesday roundup! Thanks!


  36. Actually, I’ve made the same thing! But, I cut the other end, and use the jug itself to hold the little legos.

  37. Thank you so much for sharing.. I am pinning!

  38. The milk jug scoop is also good for gardening! Thanks for sharing this.

  39. Love this repurposed milk jug scoop. Pinning now. Thanks for sharing.

  40. LOL love this, love recycling and repurposing =D What a fun way to use those bottles!!! Thanks so much for sharing this! Hope to have you back next Sunday with another great share! Hope you are having a wonderful week!!!


  41. This is great! I love the simplicity of it. We are featuring your post tomorrow. Thanks for sharing it with us!
    Colleen at Sugar Aunts

  42. Totally making one of these with our milk jug for the playroom! We are always scooping up toys with my hands; this might make things faster! 😉

  43. I love this idea for picking up my grandkids little toys. Thanks so much for sharing your idea!
    Have a great weekend and hope to see you again!


  44. LOVE this! So clever, my girls will love it! Featuring you this weekend :) Thanks for visiting!


  45. Noreen you have hit a gold mine with this project! I’m seeing it all over the place! Great job and thanks for linking it up in the Bowdabra Crafty Showcase!

    Have a super week,

  46. My son just got into Lego and needless to say, I love this idea!

  47. This is such a great idea! It is so easy and quick for my son to dump out the whole box of Legos, but cleaning them all up is a different story. Now clean up can be quick too!

  48. This is awesome! Love it!
    Thank you for sharing with us at the Brag About It Link Party!

  49. I was scrolling down the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop to add my posts when I saw this. I immediately called my son over to show him. “Yes! I want that!” Will this make cleaning easier with less complaining? “YES!”

    Off to my crating bin to find a milk jug.

  50. What a terrific idea! Pinned it :)
    Love what Audrey’s son said. That tells me it is of even greater value than I first thought. If you can get KIDS to clean up their own stuff, all the better!

  51. Jann Olson says:

    This is such a handy idea! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  52. What a great use for a discarded item! Thank you for sharing at Dream. Create. Inspire. Link! I can’t wait to see your next UPcycle!


  53. This is an awesome idea! Anything to make clean up more fun!

  54. It just so happens that Little Man’s floor is completely covered in Legos right now and it just so happens that we just finished a gallon of milk! Looks like I know what to do this afternoon! Thanks!

  55. Such a fabulous idea Noreen. No excuses for my son not picking up his Lego now! Fingers crossed. Thanks so much for linking up to Thriving on Thursdays. Always such a hard choice to pick one of your posts to be featured. They are always so fantastic. I’m featuring this one at tomorrow’s party. Thanks for coming!

    Anne @ Domesblissity

  56. This is such a cute ideal that I am going to make several as my son can have one in each room of the house and also outside to help keep his toys picked up with.

  57. such a simple but clever idea! Thank you for sharing and joining our Oh My Heartsie Girl Wordless Wednesday Link Party. Have a great day, co-host Evija

  58. This is such a great idea! Thank you for linking up to the Merry Monday Link Party!

  59. Yeah, yet another recycled bottle idea. I just love ‘m. I’ll add you to my increasingly long lists of recycled craft ideas… Thank you so much for linking this up at SHARE IT sunday linky party. A new party will open again today and I sure hope you’ll join us again. PINNED you, btw, as it is… well… THAT GOOD! ~ Rose,

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