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Elephant Watering Can May 31, 2011

Filed under: Crafty Bits,Uncategorized — tidbittimes @ 10:34 pm
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I have been getting Disney’s Family Fun magazine for nearly a year now and just LOVE it!  There are so many fun ideas each month.  This elephant watering can is just one of the many ideas I had marked to try when I got time.  Will just loved it and already tried it out tonight watering our very first vegetable garden.

Supplies:  2  – gallon milk jugs

                    Craft Foam

                    Wiggly Eyes

                    Utility Knife

                    Skewer

                    Hot Glue Gun

                    Super Glue (realized I needed that later)

                    Optional:  laptop to catch up tv shows online (Glee today) and Diet Coke

      

Using the utility knife cut the handle off of one of the milk jugs.  Cut the smaller end into a 1 1/2 inch circle and make small snips all the way around (of course I dove right into the project and didn’t read the directions and snipped both ends – oops).  Next, using a piercing tool, make holes on the handle.   Use the skewer to make the holes larger.  Cut a small hole in the lid.  Last, cut 2 large circles and 2 small circles from the craft foam.

Now for the assembly —- Use hot glue to attach the 2 large circles (ears) to each side of the 2nd milk jug.  Glue the wiggly eyes to the small craft foam circles and then glue them to the milk jug.  The directions say to hot glue the handle (spout) to the lid, but this did not work for me.  I later had to super glue the spout to the lid.  Lastly, cut a hole underneath the handle for a place to put the water.  I would suggest making the hole smaller than mine and further back, since water seemed to leak from this hole when you poured it.

Here’s the happy boy with his new elephant watering can!  See how it works…

     

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