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Make your own plastic snack box

Activity Plastic Snack Box Hero

We live in a world full of plastic. As we learn to redefine our relationship with this material, consider re-using plastic to create a useful product.

Ages 7+

(adult supervision)

40 minutes

This activity shows how to make step by step your own snack box from plastic.

Activity steps

  1. Prepare your area by clearing your desk and laying newspaper down, and laying out all of the materials. Don't forget to wash out the bottle before use.
  2. Take the pen and draw a horizontal line around the bottle, approximately 10cm from the bottom. Then draw out a semi-circle above this line on each side and the front of the milk carton. These will be the flaps on your box.
  3. On the back, i.e. opposite the handle, measure up a further 10cm and draw a semi-circle above this line. In the picture above, you can see how the back section will fold over to be your lid.
  4. Squeeze the milk carton together at the top, and cut into it. Then cut around the edges of each semi-circle.
  5. Fold the flaps and the lid along the ridge in the milk bottle.
  6. Stick a velcro pad to the front of the bottle, just below the folded semi-circle.
  7. Attach the velcro pads together, removing the backing from the second pad and close the lid. This will stick the second pad in the right place.
  8. Check and make sure your pads are on securely.
  9. Put in your snacks!

Safety guidance

  • Use safety scissors.

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