Coffee Can and Tin Can Crafts
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Coffee Can Crafts - A
Pencil- This angel craft is a great change holder if you're saving for
a charity (it makes it that much more fun when an angel is guarding the gift).
Coffee Can Crafts - B
Treat Cup - Find out how to use a tin can to make a treat cup that
looks like a bat.
Gold Nut and Candy Cups - Recycled International Coffee tins,
construction paper, and a sticker from the Boy Scout store make up this cup for
your nuts and candy.
- Make this bonko out of old cans and make a bonko for after-dinner music
Rabbit and More - Bunny Rabbit Pencil Holder
Coffee Can Crafts - C
Basket- These little baskets can be filled with Easter grass and candy,
or small toys. You can also use them for fresh or silk flowers.
- This is a great project for building self esteem at the same time that you
promote recycling. If you do it as a group, have members of the group
write compliments to each other to either add to the outside of the can or to
store inside it.
Cans - Make these fun goodie cans.
Stilts - A fun craft to make out of large juice cans.
Wind Sock - You can make a Canadian wind sock from an oatmeal box,
construction paper, string, and crepe paper streamers.
Pencil Cup - Pencil bags are boring. This pencil cup looks magical and
is perfect for any desk. Make one today and you'll be the ruler of homework.
Desk Accessory - A new craze in reading wizard books has brought about
interest in Wizard crafts. Here is an easy craft to make and store your
paperclips, rubber bands, or other desk accessories.
Treat Container - Create a cool can to carry your pencils using a
Pringles potato chip canister
Can - Recycle a food can into a pretty Chanukah gift can!
Gift Can - Need to wrap a small gift? Recycle a can!
Candleholders - this project has a purpose of giving active children a
chance to make something beautiful away from the computer while learning about
the process of image manipulation on the computer.
Can Bank - This is an great way to make a personalized bank out of an
old coffee can. This is a craft that your children can use for a long time.
Coffee Can Painting (AKA marble painting) - Abstract
art for the younger set.
Can Feeder - Make this easy feeder to provide seed for your backyard
Coffee Can Crafts - D
Caddy - Instructions to make a neat container - tool caddy gift for
Cans - These make cool storage for craft items or toys.
with a Pringles Can - An easy and decorative way to save money.
Coloring Bank - Instructions for making a fun bank using a coffee can
Coffee Can Crafts - E
Pencil Holder - Not only is this pencil holder cute, but it is useful
Picture - Use a couple of tuna cans to make this unique eyeball picture
Coffee Can Crafts - F
Pringles Container - How to make a fun container using a Pringles
potato chip container
Can Flag - "Painting flags on cans has been around for quite a while,
so this is not a new idea, but I wanted to share the one I made to display all
- Here is a funny frog who will help you save your money. Just lift up his
tounge and he will swallow it right down.
Coffee Can Crafts - G
Pencil Holder - Giraffe Pencil Holder from can and paper mache
Can - Make a goodie can out of pringles chip cans.
Coffee Can Crafts - H
Lantern - Make a halloween lantern out of a soda can.
Coffee Can Crafts - J
Cauldron - A new craze in reading wizard books has brought about
interest in Wizard crafts. Here is an easy craft to create to hold your jelly
beans, rats, frogs<, bats, or other creatures at the party table.
Coffee Can Crafts - K
Holder - Make a Kitchen Utensil Holder using any container or can.
Gift Can - Give your gift in a recycled can painted for Kwanzaa.
Coffee Can Crafts - L
Treasure Holder - Instructions for making a ladybug using a tuna can.
Money Locket - A kid will never lose his lunch money again if he keeps
it in this homemade -- yet eminently stylish -- locket made from a common mint
Coffee Can Crafts - M
Bird Can - Make a message bird can - A bird that carries a message in
Maracas - Make these cool musical maracas
Coffee Can Crafts - N
Decoration - Make creative 'nutcrackers' with Pringles Potato Chip
cans, felt, and trims. Children ages 8 and up should be able to do this project
with minimum help. This is a project where each child's creativity can shine.
Coffee Can Crafts - P
Wind Sock - You can make a patriotic wind sock from an oatmeal box,
construction paper, string, and crepe paper streamers.
Toss Game - Make and play this unique and fun game
Holder Collage - Make a pen holder featuring someone's favorite things
- any hobby or interest can be used, you just need pictures of the thing you
want to put on it!
Flower Arrangement- Instructions for making a unique flower arrangement
Cushion< - This gift will be a useful and pretty one that the
receiver can use all year long!
Pop Soda Can
Critters - You can make it as a human or an animal or a totally made up
Bird Castles - Make a castle for birds out of pringles chip cans.
Can Mailbox - Create a cool mailbox using a Pringles potato chip
Pinhole Camera - Recycle a chip can into a simple camera.
Coffee Can Crafts - S
of Tin - Make a scarecrow made out of tin.
Cookie Container< - Make this simple cookie holder using a coffee
Characters - Aluminum is one of the easiest materials to recycle, and
it can be made into many new products. The best thing to do with empty cans you
collect is take them to a recycling center or drop-off site, but with a little
imagination, you can use smashed cans for art materials.
Coffee Can Crafts - T
ID Necklaces< - These shiny, lightweight ID tags, cut from
disposable aluminum pie tins, can be worn as jingly pendants or clipped to
backpacks or gym bags
Capsule Craft - Instructions for kids to make a special Time Capsule to
help celebrate New Year's Day.
Can Train - Don't let looks fool you. Assembling a shiny freewheeling
toy train like this one is a cinch -- the pieces are simply stuck or clipped
together. Chances are, most of the parts you'll need for this model-making
project are ready and waiting in your recycling bin.
Can Totem Poles - Nothing sets the mood at summer camp like a totem
pole, especially one flickering in the light of a bonfire. Make a tin can
version for your backyard camp by painting your family portraits on coffee
- Attract toads to your garden in a creative way!
Storage Gift Idea - A long-lasting, easy and useful gift idea
to make for those that don't have a lot of storage in their bathroom and can be
made to match any decor.
Coffee Can Crafts - U
Same Vase - Make an Uncle Sam Vase for 4th of July
Coffee Can Crafts - W
Well - Instructions for making a miniature wishing well using
a tin can and popsicle sticks
Pringles - Make a witch out of a pringles can and craft
Coffee Can Crafts - Y
Yankee Doodle Dandy Drum
- Strike up the band and join the parade with
this dandy drum.