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    Coffee Can Art
    By gatorgal

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    I have used coffee cans (or big veggie cans from the lunchroom) for several seasonal art projects.

    For easter I painted them all cream and the kids painted Easter designs. Another Easter we put cotton on the back for a bunny tail, a playdoh carrot nose and painted whiskers and eyes for a bunny. For Thanksgiving we painted them brown and the kids made paper feathers for the back and made faces for the front for a turkey. For Christmas we painted them white, put wiggle eyes, a playdoh carrot nose, and a black paper hat for a snowman.

    I have also painted them and used them to hold center items around the room or used as "centers in a can." type of thing.

    For all of the projects I started by drilling holes on either side and used a thin rope for handles. I was worried about the drill holes being sharp but if you use enough pressure you can make a clean cut. The rope ended up covering the holes well. I was behind one year and the janitor drilled the holes for me- it really only takes a few minutes to do a class worth of cans.

    Let your imagination go wild. You can get addicted :) The lunch ladies were always interested in what we would come up with!

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