Milk Jug Hack: How to Make a Simple Scoop

For this scoop, we used an empty half-gallon milk jug and angled the cut so that the side opposite the handle is slightly longer.

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I’ve read many hints that advise the reader to cut off the tops of plastic milk jugs and use them for funnels. I’ve found that if you replace the cap after cutting the top off, you can use the milk jug for a scoop, too. It’s perfect for handling potting soil, fertilizer or pet food. The no-scratch plastic also makes the milk jug scoop ideal for bailing water out of your boat. — Ray Dean

How to Make a Milk Jug Scoop

For this scoop, we used an empty half-gallon milk jug and angled the cut so that the side opposite the handle is slightly longer, more like a scoop than a funnel.

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  1. Draw your cut line on the milk jug.
  2. Use sharp scissors to cut on the line.
  3. Trim or sand off any rough or sharp edges on your milk jug scoop.

As Ray notes above, this scoop can also be used as a funnel by simply removing the milk jug cap.

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