Car Cleanup Catcher

Car Cleanup Catcher craft

Stash your trash! Your car's back seat can be neat when kids decorate a milk carton to catch the clutter.

  • 1.

    Are there always wrappers, napkins, and straw papers strewn about in your car? Make a Car Cleanup Catcher and keep your back seat free of clutter! Choose a creative theme for your trash container. You might make a hippo with its mouth wide open, a basketball basket, or decorate your catcher with bright colors.

  • 2.

    Open the top of a clean, dry half-gallon paper milk or juice carton. With Crayola® Scissors, cut construction paper to cover the carton. Attach it to the carton with Crayola School Glue. Dry.

  • 3.

    To make a hungry monster, your could write FEED ME around the top of the catcher with Crayola Twistables. Design a friendly monster face on the front, with hairy arms reaching up on the sides. Cut a jagged edge along the paper at the opening for its teeth.

  • 4.

    Punch two holes in the top of the carton. Loop yarn through the holes and tie so the cleanup catcher can hang in the car.

  • 5.

    Feed the Car Cleanup Catcher your trash whenever you ride in the car. Empty it often so your monster doesn't get a tummy ache!