a finished milk jug shape necklace

Milk Jug DIY Jewelry

A craft perfect for a rainy day or simple geometry lesson, try these shape necklaces made of empty milk jugs!


  • Clean milk jug
  • Permanent markers
  • Hole punch
  • Yarn or string
  • Scissors


  1. Clean and dry an empty plastic milk jug.
  2. Cut the milk jug open and dry any pieces that may still be damp with a dry cloth.
  3. Find a flat section of the jug and draw shapes. Trace them using a template or draw by hand.
  4. Cut out the shapes and color them with markers.
  5. Punch holes in the shapes with a hole punch.
  6. Thread yarn or string through the punched holes and tie to form a necklace.

Caroline Gravino Urdaneta, a PBS Parents resident crafter, is a designer of creative family projects, tinkering painter and mother of four children.

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