Coffee cans are a common crafting supply. This is a guide about recycled coffee can crafts.
Here are two tips for the less handy among us.
After making one cut into the handle of a popular coffee can, I ended up with a weather and bug-resistant container for my clothes-pins. One for each line, just slide it as you hang out the clothes. Thinking about it now, connecting the lid with a piece of string would keep it handier than picking it off the ground.
Inspired by this, I took my trusty steak knife and carefully carved an opening in the corner of another can. And I twisted a small hole into the handle to accept the screw hook. Now the birds have another alfresco dining spot.
At least now I'm not tripping over empty containers I knew could be used for something.
David from Cheboygan, MI
I loved both of those ideas!! I will be using them today-thanks for the tips!
I dont mind feeding the squirrels as well-they get hungry too!
good idea and great recycle!!
I use my empty plastic coffee container to place my compostable kitchen waste..when it gets full I make a trip out to the compost bin.
A big round of applause to you! I really like your idea a lot! Too cool! Thanx for the post!
Coffee can with decorative snowman. I love walking by and seeing this cheerful snowman smile at me! It's in my dining room on a little rolling cabinet my dad made many years ago.
I love this idea! I always have empty coffee cans.
Place the paper in the coffee can, roll the marble in desired paint color, and drop the marble in the can.
Add the lid to the coffee can and shake it up!
Remove the lid and repeat with other colors if desired.
Remove paper and allow to dry. Do several circles of paper!
Hang individual pieces of paper to display, or attach to a string to keep them all together. This is a fun way to paint for even the youngest artists!
By Jayme from Harrisonburg, VA
When I was in elementary school we did something similar to this. We taped the edges of a pice of paper to the bottom of a box lid. Then we put the paint coated marbles inside and tilted the box to make the marbles roll around. I like the idea of a coffee can though for younger children as they might be too over-zealous for somthing without a lid. The box idea is great for older kids becuase they like to watch the marbles roll and try to control how they'll move.
This is just a wonderful craft for kids of all ages - not to mention adults - I'm going to make some myself!
Thanks so much for sharing, Lisa
I love this idea - such a simple art project and sounds so much fun! I'm going to try this in the Kindergarten/Grade 1 class I teach. I think I'll try it with a box also as glaittli suggested.
This looks like so much fun for all. How about using the metal lids from cans and meltin crayons on them, letting the wax drip around the edges lying down on foil or waxed paper until dry? I might try this, too. God bless you. : )
This is a recycled empty coffee can. No need in buying the expensive flower pots and vases.
This is a pencil and pen holder made out of a plastic coffee container. It uses hair bands, assorted beads, and decorations. There is no glue used, but in the case of the foam heart I used a bit of duct tape.