SAVE THOSE TIN CANS! I’ve seen so many wonderful ideas around the blogosphere on how to use them, that I just had to share some of them with you. Thanks to all the amazingly creative moms and teachers of preschoolers who not only come up with this stuff, but show us how to do it.
- Tin Can Robots at the Chocolate Muffin Tree. I love that the hardware is attached to magnets, so you can rearrange them whenever you want. This is more than a craft, it is a handmade toy!
- Tin Can Drums from Hands On as We Grow. All you need is some tin cans, balloons, and paint. It’s an art, craft, and musical activity in one!
- Tin Can Telephone at Childhood 101. Classic and educational. What a great way to talk about how sound travels (and a good excuse to use a hammer).
- Tin Can Lanterns at Mama Scout. Think preschoolers can’t handle a hammer and nails? I think they might surprise you! NOTE: I am NOT telling you to give your preschooler a hammer – you’re the parent, you decide.
- Tin Can Windchimes at Hands On as We Grow. Express your creativity by painting the tin cans however you’d like and then turning them into a musical, decorative windchime.
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