Updated on October 5th, 2014
Here is a fantastic craft to do with your little ones that is inexpensive and cute! Using an aluminum can rescued from the recycle bin and a few craft supplies that are probably already in your stash you can make and adorable treat “basket” or pen/pencil holder. A little imagination, a few supplies and you could create an entire barnyard of friends ! Great for springtime, during farm unit studies, or just for fun.
Upcycled Chick & Bunny Cans
- clean aluminum can
- craft foam, construction or scrapbook papers
- school glue
- hot glue
- assorted pompoms
- pipe cleaners
- googly eyes
Begin by cutting off and filing rough edges of your aluminum can.
Glue a pipe cleaner on the outside of either side of the can for a handle- using hot glue will secure it better and allow a little bit of weight to be applied to it.
Measure paper or craft foam by wrapping it around can top to bottom and all the way around leaving 1” overlap. Mark with a pencil.
Cut paper to size needed and glue to can, hold in place for a few minutes to let it set (a clothespin makes a fabulous craft clamp)
Glue on googly eyes.
Make black spots and create a cow, a cute little corkscrew tail from pipe cleaners would be great on a little pig, the only limit is your imagination. These cute upcycled cans would be great filled with candy, or art supplies – to keep or pass out to friends and family!