I save empty milk cartons to use for other projects. When Easter comes, I cut the top off the box, cover it with a strip of colored paper that is 2 x 11, attach a handle made from a pipe cleaner and it becomes an Easter basket. On May Day, it can become a May basket. In the spring, I use them to have the children plant seeds in so they can take them home when the seeds have started to grow. Milk cartons are cheap to use and great to recycle.