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Old 07-18-2002, 03:19 AM
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Calling All Cans

Save all those old coffee cans, cans used for veggies, etc....

Make sure to wash and dry your cans out thoroughly. Then with some paper and/or paint, you can have a creation all your own.

Use them as a vase, pencil holder, toothbrush holder.

There are SO many things these cans can be turned into.

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Why not paint a can white then glue shaped tissue paper to it for a mosaic design.

Paint flowers or an abstract design

Make a themed array for a parents office and/or desk.. your your room too!

Color coordinate to place a couple in the bathroom.

Want to give flowers to someone, why not decorate your own vase and put flowers in it as a gift.

Need a quick teachers gift, make a set of different sizes for their desk.


There are so many ideas, save a can and have some fun!
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Old 07-18-2002, 07:51 AM
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Shawn, What kind of paint? I have a four year old but I'm fairly adventurous. I'm especially thinking of the mosaic because then he can GLUE again.
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Old 07-18-2002, 01:30 PM
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ANy kind of paint.
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Old 07-24-2002, 03:57 AM
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Juice Can Puppets

Kids love making these puppets for two reasons: one, the juice cans fit so well on their hands; and two, there are no rules for how the puppets are supposed to look.

Clean frozen juice cans
Construction paper
Glue
Felt
Goggley eyes
Assorted decorations (buttons, feathers, sequins, etc.)

Step 1:
Cover the juice can by gluing on construction paper or fabric, then place the can upright on a table (with the opening at the bottom).

Step 2:
Glue felt arm strips midway down both sides of the can and leg strips to the front of the lower edge.

Step 3:
Set out the rest of your decorations and watch as your children create some interesting characters.


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Old 07-29-2002, 03:16 AM
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Coffee Can Bank

COFFEE CAN WISH BANK


Have the kids cut pictures from old magazines or draw pictures of something they want. Decorate the cans with glitter, the pictures, stickers or anything else you have around. Cut a hole in the plastic top of the can for the kids to deposit money. Each time they add money to the can, they are contributing a little bit more to the "wish" item. A great way to teach kids to save money!
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Old 07-29-2002, 03:17 AM
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Using two 1-pound coffee cans, turn each can upside down so that the plastic lid is on the bottom. Using a screwdriver, poke two holes, one on each side of the can. Using several strands of yarn braided or twisted together, or some rope, thread through holes in cans. Tie off inside the can. Cans can be decorated if you like.
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Old 05-31-2005, 01:26 PM
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i use coffee cans to keep sharp knives and cooking utensils on the back of my counter to keep them out of the reach of my daughter, this has worked very well, she cannot reach them, and i dont have to worry about her getting cut when she gets the silverware to set the table.::-)::
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