4 ways with tin cans

1. Create a game of toss4-ways-with-tin-cans-002

You will need: Tin cans of various sizes, masking tape, baking paper, Resene Smooth Surface Sealer, paint, scissors

  • Apply coat of Resene Smooth Surface Sealer and dry
  • Paint undercoat colour (we used white) and dry
  • Place several strips of tape on to paper until you have enough area to draw and cut the shape, carefully peel tape off the paper, apply to can
  • Paint top coat and numbers (more points on smaller tins)
  • Use ping pong balls or beanie bags to play

2. Design your own desk organiser4-ways-with-tin-cans-003

You will need: Cans, hot glue gun, pencils and/or crayons, hacksaw

  • Saw pencils/crayons to varying lengths (we taped several together before sawing)
  • Glue pencils/crayons to outside of cans

3. Make your own stilts4-ways-with-tin-cans-004

You will need: Two cans of the same size, two pieces cord/rope approx. 125cm each, two pieces pipe approx. 10cm each, tape, baking paper, Resene Smooth Surface Sealer, paint, drill (with bit same dimension as rope), scissors

  • Apply Resene Smooth Surface Sealer Apply paint base coat (we used yellow)
  • Place several strips of tape on to paper until you have enough area to draw and cut stars, carefully peel tape off the paper, apply to can
  • Paint top coat
  • Drill two holes on either side near closed end
  • Thread pipe onto rope (for handles), push through holes and knot end securely

4. Make colourful drums4-ways-with-tin-cans-005

You will need: Cans, Resene Smooth Surface Sealer, paint, vinyl, coloured hair-ties/rubber bands, hot glue gun, pencil, dinner plate

  • Apply Resene Smooth Surface Sealer
  • Paint desired colour
  • Trace dinner plate, cut vinyl into circle
  • Cut evenly-shaped triangles around edge
  • Put glue around open end of can and place vinyl tightly over it
  • Secure with hair-ties/rubberbands

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