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Milk Jug Crafts


Cable Car
Cable car made from a milk or juice carton
Cable car made from a milk or juice carton

Make a cable car to take your imagination to the top of a snow-covered mountain.

What You'll Need:

  • Half-gallon milk or juice carton
  • Scissors
  • Permanent markers
  • String

Step 1: Make a cable car from a half-gallon milk or juice carton. Ask an adult to cut out windows and a door for the cable car.

Step 2: Decorate your car with permanent markers. If you want, write the name of your cable car company on the carton.

Step 3: With an adult's help, poke four small holes in the carton, one at each corner of one side of the carton.

Step 4: Set up two chairs a short distance apart. Tie a long piece of string between the backs of the chairs in a loop.

Step 5: To make the cable cords, cut four pieces of string, all the same length. Tie a knot at one end of each piece of string, and thread the string through each hole in the cable car. Tie the other end of the string to one line of the looped string. Pull the other side of the loop to make your cable car move between the chairs.

If you want to create a ski scene, throw a white blanket around one chair to make a mountain. Make little chalets and trees from small boxes, and set them on the blanket. Make clothespin people, and give them a lift in the cable car.

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