Okay, I get it…kids get bored. Mine sure does. Here is something fun and cheap to keep them busy throughout the rest of the holidays. This recycled tin can craft for kids kept us busy for a while.
First, get your kids to start collecting cool and weird stuff they find on the side of the road, parking lots, the driveway, and even around your house to make their recycled tin can craft. Funkier the better. Nothing has to match here!
Recycled Tin Can Craft for Kids
Gather your materials and make a plan. Here are a few of the things we found on the streets.
- tin can
- an old pair of earrings
- old button
- a wire from a phone plug
- old bed spring
- a halo from an angel that was in my garden for years
- and more!
You’ll also need a hot glue gun and something to make a hole in the top of the can, like a screwdriver and a hammer, or even a drill.
We could have gone crazy decorating our can, but my son was happy with it!
Step by step we created our tin can craft. There’s really no way to instruct anyone on how to make this….as it’s a completely do it yourself craft.
Here’s how I got the inspiration to make our tin craft. The photo below was an advertisement that came in my email about a bank. I took one look at it and knew it was something my kid would probably like to make. Pretty cool, uh? Grab a tin can and get started. Make yours the way you want, and use ours as inspiration (or theirs).
Recycled Tin Can Craft for Kids…make fun make it last!
For another fun recycled craft for kids, check this out EGG CARTON ALLIGATOR CRAFT FOR TODDLERS/PRESCHOOLERS