Tin Can Frankenstein

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

Designed by Amanda Formaro

 

Make this darling little Frankenstein out of felt, glue and a tin can. Fill him with lollipops for Halloween or use as a pencil holder for your homework desk!

You will need

empty aluminum can

1 sheet green felt

1/2 sheet black felt

scraps of white and light green felt

1 black skinny chenille stem

white craft glue

2 small black pom poms

scissors

4 round magnets

click here for patterns 

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What you do

Make sure can does not have any sharp edges around the opening. If it does, use a piece of sandpaper to sand them down. Lay green felt on work surface. Lay the can down on to the felt. Roll the can up in the felt to see exactly how much you will need to go all the way around the can. Trim, leaving about 1/2″ overlap. Leave about 1″ overlap that will fold over the bottom of the can as well as a 1″ overlap for the top (mouth) of the can. Glue the green felt around the can, glue the excess overlap to the bottom and inside the mouth of the can. To create the hair, lay the black felt on the work surface and place the can on top like you did for the green. Roll can up in the black felt and measure about 2″ down from the top of the can. Trim excess. Before attaching black felt, cut one side in a grass-like scissor cut for the hair. Glue the hair in place, lining up the straight edge with the top of the can. Cut out the patterns for the eyebrows from black felt and the eyes from white felt. Glue in place (see photo). Cut out the pattern for the nose from the light green felt and glue in place. Cut chenille stem into a 4″ long piece. Bend into a squiggly mouth as shown in the photo. Glue in place. Glue the black pom poms to the centers of the white eyes. Place 2 round magnets on each side of the head for the bolts, no glue required! The magnets should stick through the felt directly to the can. You can glue them in place if you prefer. Let him dry before filling with candy, pencils or anything else you can think of.

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Amanda Formaro is a freelance writer, editor, craft designer, and recipe developer. She loves multi-tasking and has been writing and working on the Internet since 1997. You can find her at AmandaFormaro.com. You’ll find her craft projects at CraftsbyAmanda.com and her recipes on AmandasCookin.com.


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