Celebrate the fun and scary of Halloween safely with crafts that offer the perfect opportunity to upcycle empty milk jugs from your recycle bin and give your kids an opportunity to get creative.

Or have them drink the rest of the milk to empty the milk jug. Milk is good for all ages, because it’s the #1 food source for calcium, vitamin D, and potassium — nutrients that many Americans, including children, are lacking in their diets.

Best of all, the official drink of Halloween – chocolate milk – has the same 9 essential nutrients as regular milk.

Get in the spirit of Halloween with these DIY ideas:

Milk Carton Paper Lanterns

We’re totally not afraid of the dark, but if we WERE (which we’re not) we’d make these.

When you want a Halloween glow, these DIY paper lanterns will scare up a fun or frightful mood. The milk carton serves as the frame and your choice of paper determines how the light diffuses.

Milk Jug-o’-Lanterns

Make this Halloween lit…with milk jug pumpkin lanterns.

Freaky faces aren’t just for pumpkins anymore. Upcycle your chocolate milk jugs so you and your kids can create more lanterns to light the way to the Halloween festivities.

Milk Jug Halloween Candy Holder and Candy Buckets

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Credit: Upcycle That

For going trick-or-treating, of course they’ll need a pail to collect and stash their loot!

Milk Jug Witch

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Credit: The Shabby Tree

Scare off ghouls and goblins with a bewitching “witch.”

Milk Jug Skeleton

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Image Credit: Matthew Ashman

Feed your child’s funny bones with bone-building calcium chocolate milk while making this scary, glow in the dark skeleton.