Yuma Children’s Academy Builds Milk Jug Igloo

Kids at Yuma Children’s Academy in Yuma, Colo. found a new way to enjoy dairy when the staff there built them a milk jug igloo. The academy goes through about 15 gallons of milk each week, so when someone had the idea of building an igloo out of recycled milk jugs, they decided to save up and try it.

“We saved every milk jug we used and even had family donations to help us out!” said Danielle Davisson, Director at the academy.

In the end, it took 6 months to save up 450 milk jugs and 4 days to build the igloo. They used 300 hot glue sticks to put the whole thing together and then spent a couple weeks reading and playing in the igloo.

“It was fun to re-purpose something simple and turn it into something fun for the children,” Davisson said. “It was such a fun project.”

By Jordan Manning

Jordan grew up in the cattle industry and uses her love of agriculture every day to help people understand more about their food. She previously worked at the Texas Beef Council. When she's not working, Jordan enjoys cheering for the Aggies. Learn more about Jordan