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Make this fun craft inspired by the beastly possibilities of an empty milk jug.

What you’ll need

  • 1 one-gallon plastic jug and the top of a second, with caps
  • Craft knife
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue
  • Red, green, and white acrylic paints
  • Paintbrushes
  • Green felt
  • Hole punch
  • 2 twist ties

How to make it

  • Use the craft knife to cut off the top of the jug, leaving the handle intact (a parent's job).

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    Use scissors to cut apart the alligator's jaws, snipping down from the top of one side, around the bottom, and up the other side of the jug .

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    Snip jagged teeth along the cut edge .

  • Glue on nostrils made from two semicircles of leftover plastic.

  • Paint the mask with green acrylic paint.

  • To make each eye, cut a hole in green felt large enough for the cap to poke through, then wrap the felt around the plastic base and glue it down; glue on both eyes.

  • Punch a hole in the inside corner of each jaw and use the ties to join top to bottom.