Love in a Can Craft
Have your kid make a classy vase out of a not-so-classy potato chip can.
- An empty Pringles can, a.k.a., the vase:Don't have one? What a great reason to go get some chips!
- Embellishments:Rhinestones, sequins, glitter, paint, ribbon.
- Scrapbook paper:Check out some gorgeous spring-themed papers at scrapbookpaper.com or hit up your local crafts store.
- White glue
- Hot-glue gun and glue stick (optional):Kids and hot glue don't mix, so make sure you do all the gluing.
- Measuring tape
- Old paintbrush
- A small plastic cup:Small enough to fit inside the Pringles can.
- Pig out on a can of Pringles. Be sure to share.
- Have your kid wash the empty can thoroughly while you wipe chip debris from your chin.
- Measure the height and circumference of the can (see, crafting can be manly!) and then help your kid trim a piece of scrapbook paper to fit.
- Have your kid take an old paintbrush and slather glue onto the Pringles can and onto the scrapbook paper.
- Then help her fit the paper onto the can and smooth it down.
- Use the paintbrush to paint another layer of white glue over the paper to seal it and make it sort of shiny. (If you happen to have decoupage medium, you can use that for this step, too.)
- Now, invite your kid to decorate the "vase" with glitter, stickers, ribbon, silk flowers, rhinestones, etc. Encourage her to make it her own. Hot glue anything that won't stick with regular old white glue.
- Let it dry while you head out to the flower shop.
- Before you put the flowers and water in the vase, drop the plastic cup inside to hold the water. You may have to trim it down to get a good fit.