Milk Bottle Lid Craft

Milk bottle lids can be used in many fun ways. Below is a collection of ideas. To see the relevant post, click on the title.

Milk Bottle Lid Boats

Make the most of a rainy day by creating milk bottle lid boats and sailing them in the water run off or inside in a bowl of water.

Milk Bottle Lid Plates

Milk bottle lids are peffect dinner plates for dolls. Draw your own food on a piece of paper or use the free template below with a range of food options. There is no need for glue, simply cut out around the circle and press inside the milk bottle lid. This way, it’s easy to change the food at whim!

Milk Bottle Lid Tree House

I want to show you how easy it is to turn a small tree or shrub into a tree house for the kids to play with.

Milk Bottle Lid Lily Pad

My inspiration for this project is milk bottle lids; on water, they look very much like lily pads. It really is very easy and cheap to set up!

Interesting Bath Toys

There are many different items my kids use in the bath for play, other than the traditional bath toys like the rubber duck. And bath time doesn’t just happen at night; my son often has a bath during the day as an activity. We have found many items around the house that are fun to play with in the bath.

Milk Bottle Lid Rainbow Seats

Milk bottle lids can be transformed into cute rainbow chairs or plates of food, perfect for small dolls like the mini Lalaloopsy Dolls.

Milk Bottle Lid Stepping Stones

Milk bottle lids can be turned into stepping stones to be used in play scene like this one or in a drawing. All you need is milk bottle lids and the free template.

Milk Bottle Lid Water Trough

A milk bottle lid can be a perfect water trough for farm animials. Colour the white on the inside of the milk lid with blue permanent marker or use the blue circle in the below template as an insert in the milk bottle lid.

Game Board Pieces

Another way you can use these handy objects is as board game pieces. Simply cut around the faces -- about the size of a 20 cent piece -- in photographs of the family (I put a collection of pictures into Word document before printing them out on one A4 page). Then all you need to do is press the photo circle into the milk bottle lid.


A milk bottle lid can be used as a stencil to draw circle shapes on a piece of paper. Easy, and fun!

Naughts and Crosses

Milk bottle lids can be easily turned into a game of Naughts and Crosses. This is fun for rainy days, travelling and holidays.

Patty Case Flowers (with photo centre)

If you’re looking for an easy craft to do, this patty case flower with a milk bottle centre is super sweet.

Milk Bottle Lid Hanging Album

Hang your family tree on the wall. Fun for Mother's Day.

Shell Shadow Box

Display Kids shell collection in milk bottle lids on a canvas. It looks a little like a shadow box.

Milk Bottle Lid Street Signs

Make street signs using milk bottle lids. Perfect for match box cars.

Milk Bottle Lid Stamps

Make your own stamps from milk bottle lids

Lady Bug Milk Bottle Lids

Easy and super cute.

Happy Lunchbox Message Buttons

Milk bottle lid messages are a sweet way to give your child a little surprise in their lunch box and remind them that you love them through out the day.

Ice Candle Holder

Make a candle holder with only a balloon, water and milk bottle lid

Bottle Lid Snowman

This is so simple and fun to do. What I really like about it is that it’s made out of items that are most likely to be found around your house, so you don’t need to make a special trip to the shops.! It’s very quick too – a perfect afternoon activity for some festive fun with the kids.


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KellyNo Gravatar February 29, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Wow, you are creative! I should especially try the lilypad or the boat idea! My kids love to play with anything in water!


Kelly Be A Fun MumNo Gravatar March 5, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Then they would love the pond Kell.


Ai SakuraNo Gravatar February 29, 2012 at 3:19 pm

fantastic ideas!! :) love the beach chairs and stepping stones..

Ai @ Sakura Haruka


Kelly Be A Fun MumNo Gravatar March 5, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Thank Ai :D


NiccoleNo Gravatar May 11, 2012 at 8:25 am

We cut a slot in a small but strong box so it looks like a money box, and used the milk bottle tops like coins. Good for hand eye coordination.


Kelly Be A Fun MumNo Gravatar May 14, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Fantastic idea! Thanks for sharing!


corrieNo Gravatar July 22, 2012 at 5:37 pm

Such great ideas! Thanks so much for sharing this, I’m new to the site and loving it!


Karli PearsonNo Gravatar August 14, 2012 at 7:08 pm

We collected heaps of lids and drilled a hole in each. We gave these to the kids with a long shoe lace and they threaded the lids on very happily for ages


Donna LongNo Gravatar November 22, 2012 at 8:14 pm

This is the Best!!! I am going to do milk bottle kid craft with kids in Lestho Love it xx


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