Making crafts from recycled juice cans are rather easy but all crafts with cans will need adult supervision. The most popular juice can crafts I've ever came across are pencil/pen holders. All your child will have to do is decorate it using whatever materials they want. Children can also make character holders such as an elephant, cat, pumpkin or bat to name a few.
Another very useful craft you can make from these cans are luminaries. You will need to poke some holes in the juice can and then put a small tea candle inside. I recommend poking a design in the can, for example, a cat or bat for Halloween or a candy cane for Christmas.
Make Juice Can Animals : Piggy Banks
Click on the bank that you want to make above. Find out how to make these juice can animal pig banks...including a dog, cat, and pig...and there will be more coming soon. Just wash the can out...have your parents cut a hole in the top for the coins. Then color the can in a color matching the head and tail end of the animal. Next print out the templates that go with the crafts, attach the paper to cardboard and cut it out and glue to front and back of can.
Even More Crafts with Juice Cans
Juice Can Stools - Use either empty juice cans or coffee cans to make these useful foot stools.
A Crocheted Pencil Can: A Great Project For Beginners! - With some of this wool on hand and the desire to make my son a birthday gift, I whipped up this pencil holder and can't wait to make some more! I kept the stitch and design simple so that this could serve as a beginner's project for someone wanting to learn to crochet. Make it from a simple juice can.
Angel Pencil Or Coin Holder Craft for Kids - 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). You can also use it as a pencil holder... Make it from juice cans or other types
Bat Treat Cup Craft to Make from Juice Cans- How to Make a Bat Craft Using a Tin Juice Can and a Paper Plate.
Can Basket Craft to Make from Juice Cans - These are made from concentrated juice cans or round oatmeal containers cut in half and then decorated with wrapping paper or fabric. You will also need a sharp knife (adults only), paintbrush, pencil, ribbon, a cloth tape measure and scissors. These can be filled with easter grass and plastic eggs filled with candy or cloth flowers.
Cat Treat Cup Making Directions - Use a tin can to make a treat cup that looks like a cat.
Craft Ideas Using Tin Juice Cans - There are a lot of fun ways you can recycle your tin cans as crafts.
Craft Stick Vase or Pencil Holder Activity for Children - You can make these decorative tabletop or desk containers using either tin cans or bathroom tissue rolls.
Elephant Pencil Holder - Not only is this pencil holder cute, but it is useful as well!
Fourth of July Noisemakers - Celebrate this all-American holiday with a patriotic craft.
Juice Can Puppets - Kids love making these puppets for two reasons: one, the juice cans fit so well on their hands; and two, there are no rules for how the puppets are supposed to look.
Juice Can Puppets - Turn an empty juice can into a cute puppet, isn't it fun to do?
Juice Can Rabbits - Children assemble rabbits by gluing rabbit parts onto juice can.
Juice Can Shaker - We had a few of the juice cans from those frozen concentrated juice drinks sitting around the house. We had a few bored kids. Mix them together and… free musical instruments.
Juice Lid Christmas Ornaments Reuse Old Greeting Cards- - Recycle juice can lids and old Christmas cards into three dimensional Christmas tree ornaments. Great for trimming the tree or for kids to make and give as Gift s - and good for our environment too!
Kids Can Stilts Arts and Crafts Project for Kids - Walk tall with this juice cans stilt craft that provides hours of fun and physical activity for kids.
Make a Pumpkin Craft Using Juice Cans - Find out how to create this cute pumpkin craft which is perfect to hold Halloween candy. You can also make it and give it to someone special for a Halloween gift.
Purim Crafts Page - Here you will find Purim crafts including Paper Plate Mask, Paper Mache Mask, Finger Puppets, Paper Bag Puppets, Juice Can Puppets, Instant graggers, Haman "Pie Pan" graggers, and Shalach Manot Bags.
Recycled CD Snowman Making Project - Recycle a CD and a juice can lid ornament in this Christmas craft to make a snowman ornament.
Recycled Tin Can Candleholders - At night, the patterns in a punched tin candleholder spring to life -- the perforations will send beautiful light over any nearby surface.
Recycled Tin Can Flower Pots - As any gardener knows, a container garden can get expensive in a hurry. Turning old tin cans into flowerpots can help you alleviate that expense. You can use small cans to start seedlings. Large cans can be lasting planters.
Red and White Canada Day Fridge Magnets - You can make these by using red, white or silver glitter, the tops of juice can lids, washed clean, glue, magnets, and a piece of paper.
Robot Party Centerpiece - It's easy ... all it takes is empty cans and string! Use Juice Cans for the body and smaller cans for limbs (arms and legs)
Santa Magnet - Instructions to make a magnet out a juice can lid that looks like Santa's face.
Seascape Pencil Holder Craft to Make - Make a splash with this seascape pencil holder craft. All you need is a juice can or similar container and you can easily recycle it into a pencil holder with any theme.
Simple Emergency Lantern (PARENTAL SUPERVISION)- - This is a simple candle powered lantern made from a candle stick and a V-8 juice can. It is meant for power outages when flashlight batteries are dead (this happens to me more than i like to admit) or you want to conserve those batteries. I used this in a power outage and while not terribly bright it provided plenty of light to see by. This was also done during the time i didn't have a digital camera handy, so once again it's a bit skimpy on the pics. I will not have this problem anymore now that i have a new camera.
Snomman Magnet - Make a fun magnet using a frozen juice can lid.
Sparkly Pencil Cup - Add dazzle to any desk! Decorate and organize at the same time with this cool Crayola Color Explosion™ pencil cup.
Sports Pencil Holder - Give an athlete or sports fan a surprise with this sports pencil holder. We've used golf as the example, but it's easy to substitute decorations from any sport.
Tiger Pencil Holder - If you love tigers and have a lot of pencils that are always out of place, this tiger pencil holder will help put them in their place. This is a fun and useful craft for kids since it comes in handy both at school and at home.
Tin Can Halloween Luminaries - It's easy to make tin can luminaries to light your walkway or front steps on Halloween. Add a coat hanger wire and you can hang them up, if you like. Just recycle those old tin cans and make a variety of Halloween designs.
Tin Can Luminary Craft - How to Make a Candle Holder Using a Tin Can.
Tin Can Storage - Practical and pretty, and costs next to nothing to make!
Wind Sock Craft - Make this wind sock using a tin can and crepe paper.
Wishing Well Craft - Use these free instructions for making a miniature wishing well using a tin can and craft sticks.