Recycle Cans into Art Supply Storage
It is amazing what you can do with a little spray paint. I loved recycling these cans into storage for Jack's art supplies, and the best part was that they cost me nothing to make. I dug through my recycling bins for cans and used spray paint I already had from previous projects. The different sizes are perfect for your littles' art and craft supplies. First, make sure your cans have a smooth edge. I have one of those great can openers from tupperware than leaves a smooth edge. Wash your cans thoroughly (I removed my labels and then used a little goo gone to get the sticky residue off). I ran mine through the dishwasher. Before spray painting insert a piece of paper to keep the inside all unpainted. These needed about three coats of paint to get a clean glossy even look.
These painted cans, filled with crayons, colored pencils and writing pencils excited Jack to no end. He saw them on the table and said, "Mom! Did you make these for ME????"
I spent forever sharpening all his colored pencils, just to make them even more appealing. It is like a clean playroom, kids just can't wait to go play and mess it all up again.
This shiny blue is my favorite. It was leftover spray paint from the vintage desk we refinished.
This little can is perfect for Ethan. He can just barely grip it with his chubby fingers, too cute.
I had a blast making these, and can't wait to make some more. They will be perfect on an art shelf, or in a wooden crate (you could recycle one of those wooden crates they sell clementines in and spray paint it white). Being able to visually see everything available really draws in excitement and attention. Have fun making yours!
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