Get kids excited about making some fun art projects while recycling at the same time. Save a bunch of empty MARIGOLD canned milk tin cans and keep all art materials at hand to make the following craft items easily. Then clear a large table, line with newspapers and start making some really fun creations in a weekend!
1. Tin can bowling game
Get 10 empty cans; wash, dry and paint the outside of the cans and leave to dry overnight. Draw funny faces using a marker pen on the front half of the can. Stack the cans up, then stand at a distance and throw a tennis ball at the cans. The aim of the game is to knock down as many cans as possible with just 2 throws.
2. Ball in the can
Get 10 empty cans, paint, marker pens and some ping pong balls. Wash, dry and paint the outside of the cans. Dry them overnight. Mark each can with a different number ranging from 1 to 10. Line the cans up along a wall and stand a distance away. Each person gets to throw 3 ping pong balls into the cans one at a time. Keep score and the one with the highest points wins!
3. ‘Mummies’ themed candy cans
Paint some empty cans with black paint and leave them to dry overnight. Get a few rolls of white bandage. Glue one end of the bandage securely to the lowest part of the can. Keep wrapping it around and make sure the layers of the bandage overlap as you go around. Once the whole can is completely covered, glue the end of the bandage to the top part of the can. Glue on a pair of ‘googly eyes’ that you can buy from craft shops or make your own. Pull the bandage slightly apart in the middle to show a mouth. Fill your monster looking ‘mummies’ with candy bars, chocolate bars and lollipops and wow your friends!