I'm sure this isn't a new idea, but I wanted to share one of my recycling projects, involving an empty 2 litre tomato sauce bottle, purchased from Aldi. It's made of a good sturdy plastic to use in my chicken feed bags, and a really simple project to make. All you need is a marking pen and a sharp blade. Use the marking pen to draw the piece you will cut out - ensuring the handle is on the top, like so:
The next part can be a little tricky, depending how sharp your blade is. I found most of it easy to cut through, except for the joining seam at the base. That took a little more persistence, but the project still only took about 5 minutes to complete. When you're finished the scoop should look like this:
I've made these scoops before, out of old 2 litre cordial bottles (seen below) but they have a thinner plastic, so I need to be more careful when using them. Also seen below is the leftover bit from the Aldi tomato sauce bottle, which my daughter has now dubbed her "mini" scoop. Great for playing in the garden with too.
Just a final word of caution when using the blade though, be sure to cut away from yourself, or directly downwards onto a cutting board to keep your fingers safe.