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Published on October 22nd, 2007 | by Stephanie Evans

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Make Eco Living Fun by Recycling Cans

Recycling doesn’t always have to be boring—you can have fun and practice eco living by recycling cans into crafts.  Soda cans can become elaborate dollhouse furniture and coffee cans make great flower pots.  Here are a few fun and easy ideas for recycling cans into crafts:

  • Create sidewalk lanterns, called luminaries, by using nails and a mallet to punch holes in a decorative pattern on the sides of tin cans.  Place a candle in each can and enjoy watching the light sparkle through the punched pattern.
  • Make pencil holders by covering cans with decorative paper or vintage wallpaper.  Decorate the covered cans with foam shapes, stencils, colored paper, and more embellishments to make them special. 
  • Create can creatures by cutting ears, eyes, and other features out of fun foam and adhering the features to the cans.  You may want to cover the cans in construction paper first.





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