Kids' igloo a bottler of an idea

PEOPLE driving past the Honey Pot Child Care Centre would be forgiven for doing a double take this week.

Noah Burgess, 3, and Hudson Greene, 4, test out the recycled milk bottle igloo at Warrnambool’s Honey Pot Childcare Centre. 140623LP06 Picture: LEANNE PICKETT

Noah Burgess, 3, and Hudson Greene, 4, test out the recycled milk bottle igloo at Warrnambool’s Honey Pot Childcare Centre. 140623LP06 Picture: LEANNE PICKETT

As freezing weather conditions hit Warrnambool, an igloo appeared in the playground at the Bostock Street centre.

Polar bears and Eskimos were nowhere to be seen, but the toddlers were impressed anyway.

Created from more than 800 two-litre plastic milk containers, the igloo was made by childcare worker Sue Cody as part of her TAFE diploma.

Mrs Cody said she started collecting milk bottles for the project in March and began constructing the structure at home. “I lost my lounge for a few months,” she laughed.

The igloo was partly dismantled last weekend and transported to the centre playground where it was rebuilt with the help of a hot glue gun.

Mrs Cody said she originally saw the idea on Pinterest and thought it would be perfect for a unit on sustainability where she was asked to recycle something used at her work.

She decided to craft the bottles into the igloo cubby house, with the colourful caps pointing inside as a feature.

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