Turn Tin Cans Into Tall Towers Of Colorful Blocks

Turn Tin Cans Into Tall Towers Of Colorful Blocks

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Sarah Rae Smith
Dec 10, 2010

Many of us have fond memories of stacking cans from the pantry on the kitchen floor while our parents prepared dinner and your kids probably do it too. Although it's a good time, you may worry about fingers being pinched under heavy cans or having your black beans go MIA right before you need them. To solve both problems, check out this cute craft that is simple, colorful and recycled!

Over at Choose To Thrive, there's been some serious painting going on. These tin cans have been transformed into colorful building blocks! They're lightweight, all sorts of sizes and free of any sharp edges. They've been primed inside and out, painted and sealed, so they're safe for kids to play with.

Some have had vinyl stick on letters added to them, others have been left blank, but no matter how you look at it, they're an inexpensive project that could even be great as a gift for other friends and family. Once your kids outgrow the blocks stage you could use them as painted pencil holders or screw their bases to a board and make a wall mounted row of cubbies.

Check out all the details on making your own set over at Choose To Thrive.

(Image: Choose To Thrive)

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