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How to Make Easy Drinking Fountain For Kids

How to Make easy drinking fountain For Kids

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How to Make Easy Drinking Fountain For Kids

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A step-by-step guide to creating a fun, easy-to-use drinking fountain for kids. Learn how to construct the fountain with supplies from your local hardware store and find out what features to consider for maximum durability and safety.

Are you looking for a fun and easy way to teach kids about recycling? If so, you’ll love this recycled drinking fountain craft! This craft project uses recycled plastic bottles and drinking straws to create a unique drinking fountain that can be used indoors or outdoors.

Recycling can be both fun and educational when creating a drinking fountain craft out of plastic bottles and drinking straws. This craft is great for children, as it allows them to explore their creative side. Not only do they get to create a whimsical fountain with their own two hands, but it also shows them the importance of recycling and reusing materials. All that is needed to get started is a few plastic bottles, some drinking straws, and a bit of imagination. With a little creativity, one can make a unique masterpiece that will be a conversation starter in any room.

Recycled Drinking Fountain Craft Using Plastic Bottles & Drinking Straws

How to Make easy drinking fountain For Kids

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Materials Required

  • Plastic Water Bottle
  • Paper Cup
  • Drinking Straw
  • Scissors
  • Black Marker

Procedure

Step 1: Making Hole In Water Bottle

Making Hole In Water Bottle - Creating a Reusable Water Dispenser from Used Plastic Bottles and Straws

Let’s begin with the drinking fountain craft, by taking a plastic bottle and making a hole in the bottom side of the bottle using scissors.

Step 2: Cutting Drinking Straw

Cutting Drinking Straw - Designing a Reusable Drinking Fountain from Plastic Containers and Straws

Using scissors, cut the long side of the drinking straw.

Step 3: Inserting Straw In Bottle

Inserting Straw In Bottle - Crafting a Recyclable Water Dispenser Using Plastic Jugs and Straws

Now, insert the straw in the hole of the bottle made earlier.

Step 4: Making Cut On Paper Cup

Making Cut On Paper Cup - Constructing a Reusable Fountain from Old Plastic Jugs and Drinking Straws

Take a paper cup, and draw a small line and circle on it using a pencil. Cut it using scissors.

Step 5: Cutting Paper Cup

Cutting Paper Cup - Making a Refillable Water Fountain with Plastic Bottles and Straws

After cutting the paper cup, your cut should look like the above image.

Step 6: Drawing an Elephant On a Paper Cup

Drawing an Elephant On a Paper Cup - Creating a Recycled Beverage Dispenser from Plastic Bottles and Straws

Draw an elephant cartoon around the cut using a pencil. Then, overlap the outline using a black marker.

Step 7: Putting Bottle In Paper Cup

Putting Bottle In Paper Cup - Building a Repurposed Water Dispenser with Plastic Containers and Straws

Put the water bottle in the paper cup. Make sure to insert the straw in the cut of the paper cup.

Step 8: Pouring Water or Chocolate Milk Into The Bottle

Pouring Water or Chocolate Milk Into The Bottle - Fabricating a Renewable Water Fountain from Plastic Jugs and Drinking Straws

Pour some chocolate milk, water, or any liquid that your child loves in the water bottle. Remember to close the end of the straw using your fingers, so that, the liquid won’t flow out of it.

Step 9: Placing A Cup Under The Straw & Closing The Cap

Placing A Cup Under The Straw & Closing The Cap - Putting Together a Reusable Water Fountain with Plastic Bottles and Straws

Finally, place a disposable cup under the straw and close the cap of the bottle properly.

DIY Drinking Fountain Craft For Kids Is Ready!

DIY Drinking Fountain Craft For Kids Is Ready! - Assembling a Recyclable Beverage Fountain from Used Plastic Bottles and Drinking Straws

And, that’s it. You are done with your craft. It is a great way to keep your children entertained while teaching them an important skill – how to make their water fountain! This craft encourages children to use their imagination and creativity as they build their own drinking fountain with the provided materials. This activity is fun, educational, and eco-friendly. Happy Crafting!

FAQs How to Make Easy Drinking Fountain

1. What materials are needed to make a recycled drinking fountain craft?

You will need a plastic bottle, a drinking straw, scissors, a paper cup, and any other materials you would like to decorate the fountain with.

2. What is the best way to decorate the fountain?

You can decorate the fountain however you like! You can use markers, paint, glitter, and any other materials you have.

3. How much water does the fountain hold?

The amount of water the fountain holds depends on the size of the bottles and straws you use.

4. Does the water need to be changed often?

Yes, it is important to change the water in the fountain every few days to prevent the growth of bacteria.

5. How do I clean the fountain?

You can use warm, soapy water and a soft cloth to clean the fountain.

6. Can I use any type of plastic bottle?

Yes, you can use any type of plastic bottle as long as it is clean and can be cut.

7. Does the fountain need to be plugged in?

No, the fountain is powered by the water pressure from the bottles and straws.

8. How long will the fountain last?

The fountain should last for several months with proper care and cleaning.

9. What safety precautions should I take when making the fountain?

You should be careful when cutting the bottles.

Making a drinking fountain for your kids is a great way to ensure they get the hydration they need. With a few easy supplies and some basic instructions, you can make a drinking fountain that will be perfect for your kids.

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