Recycled Coffee Lid Animals
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This is a fun way to recycle coffee lids by making cute animals with paint and/or construction/paper. This is a great activity to do with your child (supervision needed for younger children as cutting/hot glue is used.) You can actually tie a ribbon/string knot from the top (of the hole) as an ornament, or make this as a banner for a party, glue to a craft stick or play as is!
Total Time: 2 hours
- craft sticks
- construction/colored paper
- glue stick
- hot glue
- scissors, optional
- wiggly eyes, optional
- You (or your child) can paint your lids with colors of whatever animals you want to make and allow to dry.
- In the meantime, you can prep each animal's features by using an empty non-painted lid. Starting with the butterfly. I freehand drew the butterfly and antennae then cut them out with scissors. Glue antennae to body of butterfly.
- Now this is where your child can help decorate the butterfly. While I dab hot glue, my child stuck on the decorations. (This is optional, you can decorate in other ways like with stickers, paint, glitter glue, puffy paint, etc.)
- Next for the lady bug prep, freehand and cut the head (half circle), long rectangles, and some circles.
- Next for the frog, you can freehand and cut half circles for the eyes, half circle for the mouth and some legs.
- For the pig, you can cut triangles and smooth out the tip. Optional cut another piece for the pig ears and glue together.
- For the lion, I used craft paper and since I did not have a large enough paper (I glued/taped together). Traced the circle of the lid and cut about 1" around.
- Then going around the circle to the circle line traced, cut all around forming the lions face.
- Once lids are dried, ready to assemble each animal! Hot glue ears, wiggly eyes and button (as nose) down.
- Trace the center of where you want to place the lid. Then go over with hot glue and place the lid over the hot glue to secure.
- Trace the head of the ladybug where you want to glue down. Apply hot glue and secure down. Add hot glue to place on the circles/body/eyes.
- Repeat same step for the frog.
- And lastly same step for the lion, secure down with hot glue. The whiskers and mouth, I drew with black Sharpie. Optional: You can add craft stick to the back of the lid
- Ready for your child(ren) to play and use their imagination.
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