Families can repurpose tin cans as planters in the garden, in craft projects, toys, and so on. Find interesting ways to be creative and you can do wonders with recycled cans!
Hanging herb garden
Herbs like chives, mint and oregano look lovely when planted in cans and hung with twine or on a kitchen window sill. Paint the can, label and punch holes at the baseof the cans for drainage, fill with pebbles and soil. Plant each herb in a separate can and in a few weeksrelish the herbs in your cooking!
Tin can lanterns
Get an assortment of tin cans and remove the labels. Fill them up with water and freeze overnight till solid. Draw a pattern on the can then lay it on its side, over a thick cloth and use a hammer and nail to pierce holes through the pattern starting from the top. Drain the can and dry it before paintingit in your favourite colours. Remember to use toothpicks to poke the holes open as soon as they get filled with paint. When the can has dried, place a battery operated tea-light inside and enjoy the glow!
Have hours of fun creating your own robot characters that look incredible. You'll need some recycled tin cans, various hardware pieces, plastic lids, pipe cleaners, strong magnets, and a hot glue gun. You can also use stainless steel dish scrubbers, wire ties and paper clips for special effects. Invent new robots and keep adding to your collection!