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What craft can you do with empty baby food cans?

And lids

 
JR.MOM

Asked by JR.MOM at 10:41 AM on Dec. 1, 2011 in Hobbies & Crafts

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Answers (12)
  • Depends on the size of the baby food cans.
    You might try covering with contact paper ( just to make them cuter) or spray ainting and making bean bags to toss in the can. Put the bean bags in the can and pop on the lids.
    Make a tower for a princess, like a mini doll house, or for fairies, gnomes etc.
    Paint or cover them and make stacking cans.
    If you have different sizes make nesting cans.
    The small sizes could be decorated to hold supplies for the desk.
    Decorated or by wrapping twine, make a cute container to put a potted plant in.
    Turn them upside down and cover a tender plant from frost in the spring. Be sure to remove in the morning.
    Poke a hole in the top of the lid with a hot skewer and sand the edges unless they melt smooth. Pot in a ball of yarn and thread it through the top fo ease of knitting/ crocheting. You can poke a couple holes to park your project needles on the lid as well.
    Dardenella

    Answer by Dardenella at 11:36 AM on Dec. 1, 2011

  • We made snowglobes once w/ours. Get a 25cent machine figurine, glue to lid w/hot glue gun or silicone glue, add 1tsp glitter, fill w/water (distilled) , glue lid on withSILICONE GLUE, & wah lah you have a snow globe=o)
    Caoimhe_Oona

    Answer by Caoimhe_Oona at 11:20 AM on Dec. 1, 2011

  • You can use them to mix paint in. Or fill with water to wash paint brushes in.
    mompam

    Answer by mompam at 11:27 AM on Dec. 1, 2011

  • What about a votive candle holder? Would it fit?
    mompam

    Answer by mompam at 11:49 AM on Dec. 1, 2011

  • you can use them for pencil holders. design the outside of the can with construction paper etc. , fill with sand or little rocks. there you have it a pencil/pen holder.
    rosesrred1

    Answer by rosesrred1 at 11:56 AM on Dec. 1, 2011

  • Fill them half way with heavy cream. Put the lids on and give them to your kids to shake away. You will have fresh homemade butter. It takes a lot of shaking, about 10 min. My kids did this several times for different programs and loved it. Then you can make beer bread and use the fresh butter. Beer bread is easy and doesn't contain yeast. Mix ingredients and bake.
    robinkane

    Answer by robinkane at 10:45 AM on Dec. 1, 2011

  • My friend did the butter recipe above, with her girl scout party and served bread with it : ) It was something fun to do at the tables. Isn't that cute?
    txdaniella

    Answer by txdaniella at 11:02 AM on Dec. 1, 2011

  • The snowglobes is an idea we have done as well, but we mixed something in with the water (karo syrup???) so it would be thicker and the glitter would fall more slowly, we also used aquarium sealer to glue the top on.
    missanc

    Answer by missanc at 11:41 AM on Dec. 1, 2011

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    RobynL

    Answer by RobynL at 10:51 AM on Dec. 2, 2011

  • I think the "something" missanic is talking about is glycerin. It works to thicken the water and slow down the glitter.
    You could also use them for candles. I use alot of tin cans to melt the wax in before putting it in the final container. It works well for being put in boiling water and they are easy to "handle" when pouring the wax.
    -Ashley
    spiritguide_23

    Answer by spiritguide_23 at 8:26 PM on Dec. 3, 2011