If your parents love drinking coffee as much as I do, then they will surely have a lot of coffee cans to disposed of. You can take this as an advantage since there are tons of crafts you can make with them. It's always better to recycling than to throw away right?
You can make a pencil or pen holder/desk organizer, a family time capsule that can be buried, a drum, musical maracas, and a money bank. You can even just use the coffee can plastic lid to make crafts such as a lady bug.
You will need a coffee can and lid for this craft. Paste all around the outside of the can. Then take some colorful paper and wrap it around the can. Cut off excess paper and make sure paper is sticking well. Use paint or makers to draw designs all around the outside of the can (on the paper). Wrap a thin strip of paper around the top edge of the can. Paste it down. Then cut fringers in this strip of paper. Cut a slit in the lid to turn your can into a bank.
Giving freshly baked cookies or treats to someone on Christmas, Hanukkah, or a birthday is always a great treat. Part of giving a gift like this is to put the treat in a nicely decorated container. That is where this craft comes into play. Wash and dry coffee cans. Paint the outside of the can and the cover. Allow to dry thoroughly. Paint design on can and/or cover. Glitter may be added by sprinkling it on the design while the paint is wet. Dry thoroughly. Wrap cookies or gift in tissue or waxed paper. Place in can. Seal lid to can with colored scotch tape.
How to Make Coffee Can Drums - Learn how to make this cute coffee can drum along with some denim, yarn, and a few other things.
Coffee Can Lid Wind Bell Chimes - Use the lid of a coffee can to make the base of this noisy wind chimes craft.
Coffee Can Stools - Learn how to make these foot stools with coffee cans, panty hose, and a few other items.
Coffee Can Mailbox for Valentines Day- Use a huge recycled coffee can to make a classroom mailbox.
African Drum - Make an African drum using an old coffee can and a few other inexpensive supplies.
Bat Cup Treat Craft - Learn how you can turn a tin can and a paper plate into a Halloween bat treat cup.
Candle Jars/Cans - Use recycled products to make wonderful Candle jars that would make great Christmas gifts.
Candy Stick Vase - Make a beautiful Christmas vase using an aluminum can, candy stick, mounting tape, ribbon and a plastic cup.
Coffee Can Bank - Kids can make their own saving bank using an empty coffee can and construction paper.
Coffee Can Bug - Make a very cute bug from simple materials such as a coffee can lid, construction paper, a pencil, scissors, graft glue, markers and chenille stems.
Coffee Can Caddy - Find out how you can organize your desk space in style using six recycled coffee cans.
Coffee Can Card Holder - Turn a coffee can into a very beautiful holder for your Valentine's Day cards.
Coffee Can Drum - Learn how children can make a homemade drum using a recycled coffee can with a lid.
Coffee Can Painting (AKA marble painting) - This tutorial will show you the art of marble painting using coffee cans.
Coffee Can Money Bank - This homemade money bank is a fun way to teach your children about saving.
Daddy Caddy - Make this amazing tool caddy for your dad out of a coffee can, magazines, markers, decoupage medium and a pair of scissors.
Decoupaged Colour Bank - Learn how to make a decoupage color bank using coffee can, construction paper, crayons, decoupage medium, foam brush and utility knife.
Elephant Pencil Holder - Find out how children can turn a coffee can into a cute elephant pencil holder.
Flattened Can Craft - You will not believe this great flag craft is made out of a coffee can.
Hot Wheels - Dress up your bicycle for the Fourth of July using inexpensive materials such as coffee can lids, plastic tape, paper towel tubes, scissors and crepe paper.
Musical Can - Make musical cans using three small metal coffee cans with lids, uncooked rice, uncooked pinto beans and a few other supplies.
Marching Drum - Make a festive marching drum for your personal Mardi Gras parade.
Musical Maracas - Find out how you can make musical maracas from coffee cans and yogurt containers.
Nut and Candy Tins - Recycle coffee tins into nut and candy tins for your Boy Scouts' blue and gold banquet.
Patriotic Treat Can - Turn a coffee can into the perfect Patriotic table top decoration.
Peanut Toss Game - This is a fun game kids can make from a coffee can.
Pencil Holder - Make an incredible pencil holder for yourself, mom, dad, sibling or a friend.
Pencil Pot - Turn an empty coffee can or an oatmeal carton into a cool organizer for your desk.
Recycled Coffee Tin - This is an easy way to recycle a used coffee tin.
Robot Party Centrepiece - Make this cool robot party centerpiece using only string and empty cans.
Sticker Star Twirler - Learn how to make a sticker star twirler using a plastic coffee can lid and a few other supplies.
Time Capsule Craft - A guideline on how children can make their own time capsule using an empty coffee tin.
Time Capsule - Follow these instructions to make a cool time capsule for yourself.
Tin Can Totem Poles - This video shows you how to make totem poles with your children using coffee cans.
Toadville - Create an entire village for your garden frogs using coffee cans.
Toilet Paper Storage : Craft with Old Coffee Can - Store your toilet paper in a beautifully decorated container.
Toilet Paper Holder - An easy kid's craft made from coffee cans.
Walking Tall Stilts - Kids can walk taller with the help of matching coffee cans!
Watch the Birdie - Children will love watching birds with their own personalized windowsill bird blind.
Wishing Well Craft - Learn how to make a miniature wishing well using craft sticks, a coffee can, rubber bands and craft glue.
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