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How to Make a Homemade Watering Can

By Bree Hester
Created January 10, 2017
Make a kid-sized watering can out of your used Shake-n-Pour container and help your garden grow.
little girl watering flowers with homemade watering can

There is nothing more rewarding than planting a seed and seeing a garden grow from it. Every spring, we plant a garden and tend to it daily. We watch seedlings grow into plants, and plants bear fruits and vegetables. The part that I did not expect was how invested my children would be in the process. They care for the garden with a love and care I did not foresee. When they grow fruits and vegetables on their own, they tend to eat them, or at the very least, try them. I have a lovely backyard garden, my children are cultivating a love for gardening, and my children and are eating lots of fruits and veggies. I call that a win-win-win!

little girl watering plant with homemade watering can

As a reward for all their hard work, I decided to bake my kiddos Shake-n-Pour brownies. As they were baking, we decided to repurpose the container and make a watering can out of it. It was super easy to do, and I love when I can show them how to recycle containers for other uses. Here’s how we did it.

Washed and empty shake n pour container

Wash and dry your empty Shake-n-Pour container.

Permanent marker and top of container

Use a marker to mark on the lid where you want to drill your holes. (If you are in a pinch, a hammer and nails would also work to puncture the lid.)

Drilling holes in the top of the container

Use a drill fitted with a very thin bit to drill holes into the lid of the container.

watering plant with homemade watering can

Fill with water and screw on the top. Water your garden and watch it grow!

little girl with watering can