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DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Coffee Can Pumpkin
If you decide to cut a slit in the lid of the coffee can you might use it to collect spare change near halloween to give to charity.
We like to use acrylic paint for most of our projects. It is fairly
easy to find and inexpensive -- we usually buy ours from the dollar store
in the neighbourhood but we also sometimes get it at the craft store or
I like that it comes in small containers in a zillion colors so
I can shop for the colors I need for each project without feeling guilty
about waste. Acrylic paint is waterproof so it can sit outside. It is
cleanable if you wipe it up while it's still wet. It dries fairly
quickly so children don't end up sitting around waiting for the various
stages of the project.
- clean coffee can with a lid
- orange paint
- paint brush
- black construction paper
- OPTIONAL: Black paint and paint brush instead of contruction
paper, glue and scissors
Cut a small slit in the middle of the lid if you would like to use your
pumpkin to collect spare change.
- Put the lid on the can and paint the entire can
- Cut the pieces for a pumpkin face from the black construction paper.
A basic jack o'lantern has triangle eyes and nose with a big grin with a
tooth or two but feel free to use your imagination to make your coffee can
- Glue the pieces of your pumkin face to the outside of your can.
- OPTIONAL: If you prefer you could use black paint to paint the face on the outside of the coffee can instead of gluing on a construction paper face.