You will need:
Milk Jug (Ours were gallon but the half gallon with a handle might be easier for smaller children to manage)
Flame (Fire starter or match)
Hot glue gun or super glue (If lid is clip on)
Sharpies for decorating
This step is definitely an adult only step. If your milk jug has a clip on lid begin by gluing it in place, we did this with hot glue around the edges.
Now take a needle and warm one end of it in a flame until it is red hot, now use the hot end to pierce the lid multiple times. You may need to leave the needle in each hole and wiggle it a little to make a hole bigger. We had to reheat the needle a few times in the process os making all the holes.
Cut a small hole under the handle through which you will fill up with water.
Now I handed it over to the boys for the very important job of decorating. We used sharpies, but stickers, duct tape, water proof paint would all work.
Now despite the already very wet flower beds from the mornings rain we had to test them out. So we watered,
And refill please,
Just a little more...
These were a big hit, four refills later my garden was well and truly soaked and now they can all help me water with no more fights. Plus if our crazy dog who you see in the last picture does destroy another watering can (highly likely) we can stick it in recycling and make another.