Eco Craft: Milk Bottle Elephants

We have always crafted from our recycling bin…its one of those essentials for a thrifty parent!

Milk bottles, silver foil, egg boxes and cereal packets have all found their way into our arts and crafts projects. I was a little sceptical about the eco craft Go Create sets from Tesco.



What could they add to make our recycling crafting better?

Quite a lot it would seem.

Inside the Milk Bottle Jumbos kit was everything you could need to make 4 wonderful elephants you just needed 4 used milk bottles and some PVA glue.


The shapes of felt were pre-cut and there were clear directions about where to put sequins and what to do in what order. I have to say it worked beautifully and we are absolutely delighted with the results.


At just £3.50 a kit the fact we can make 4 elephants form this does make it good value and the convenience is wonderful. It also encourage recycling which can only be a VERY GOOD IDEA.

There are lots of packs in the range and I think presenting one of these packs with the right recycling material and pot of glue makes a lovely and inexpensive birthday gift.

You can see the whole range of eco craft sets here.

recycled milk bottle elephants



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  1. Manneskjur says:

    Ooo I like the look of this – would make a lovely birthday gift for a child :)
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  2. This looks brilliant fun and great that everything is pre-cut …. that would save a lot of drama in our house! :-)
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  3. Oh I saw these whilst looking for school uniform. I have to say they turned out much better than I expected – you have done a fantastic job there.
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  4. Oh my days Becky, that is just too cute! I love it! Elephants and recycling are two of my favourite things. Crafting, I have to admit, falls a little further down the list but on the basis of this post I think I may have to trawl through our trash and see what I can come up with! xx
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  5. Oooh we’ve made these before, so cool aren’t they?

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  6. oh it looks great! I have some milk bottles like that so have to do this with the girls!
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  7. That is cute – what a lovely idea and I love the fact that it gets parents thinking about using their recycling / rubbish in craft projects. The problem I have here is that LMC no longer lets me get rid of anything as she thinks she can use it somehow. I wouldn’t mind apart from the fact that we’ve simply run out of space to keep everything. I’ve started having to sneak out recycling late at night when she’s in bed!
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  8. oh I love this!!! They are brilliant. So cute and so clever

  9. brilliant, who knew that milk bottles could indeed be elephants!

  10. Gosh your elephant looks fabulous, big well done. Mich x
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