Easter Crafts With Tin Cans
Easter crafts with tin cans can be fun to make. This Easter Craft is made with a tin can, construction paper, and straws. It's very easy for children age 7 and up.
Vase With Lilies
- A clean tin can
- White, light green, and lavender or purple construction paper
- Yellow tissue paper
- Colored straws, 12 per project
- Double-sided tape
- Regular tape
- Unpopped popcorn kernals
Method for Easter Crafts With Tin Cans:
- Cut a rectangle from the purple construction paper to fit the tin can. A standard tin can is 4" by 9" (just a bit over 10 cm. by 22.5 cm).
- Have the child lightly trace his/her hand four times on white construction paper and cut them out. (It's O.K. to cut out two at a time.)
- The hands are "lilies." Roll the fingers down around a pencil to form the petals.
- Use regular tape to fasten 3 straws together, in a triangle shape, to form a stem for each lily.
- Make four and cut two a little shorter than the others.
- Using double-sided tape, tape the bottom of each lily around one set of straws to form the flower, with the petals (the fingers) flaring outwards.
- Use tape on the stem and the inside of the flower to hold it.
- Eventually, I had to use regular tape on the outside to get the flowers to hold their shapes.
- Fill the center of each flower with a small amount of yellow tissue paper, fringed.
- Cut some long, thin leaves from the green construction paper to hide the tape at the base of the flowers.
- Use the double-sided tape to hold them on.
- Fill the can 1/3 full of popcorn to hold the flowers upright.
- Add some more long, thin green leaves around the rim of the can.
- Put the 2 shorter flowers in front of the 2 longer ones in the can.
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