Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Tin Can Make-a-Face

Tin Can Make-a-FaceIf you're going on the road this summer this idea may appeal to you for keeping kids entertained in the car.

Take a plain aluminum can--whatever size you'd like--and use it as a modern Mr. Potato Head by making little features from felt or foamy sheets backed with adhesive magnetic strips. The features stick to the can and can be stored inside the can if you have a lid to fit. I covered my can with white Contact paper to cover the writing but you could just rip off the label and leave him with a silver face if you want.

Is there any more to say? Nope, I think you can take it from here.

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Oh, and today is the last day of this month's Write-Away Contest--entries can be accepted until midnight!

And one other thing: for some reason I've had two reports that Bloglines has gone crazy with my post feeds for some readers and hasn't updated my feed since the beginning of June. If you've had this problem (and if you have please let me know I'd like to know how widespread it is) apparently resubscribing to my feed solves the problem. So sorry for the inconvenience, who knows the mind of the internet?

Sponsored by: Emerson Creek Pottery--Handcrafted American Pottery since 1977

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19 comments:

Robin said...

What a terrific idea! I did a felt board a few years ago that we also take on trips. The main background is glued into the inside flap of a folding cardboard file and all the pieces are stored right there inside.

illahee said...

um....today bloglines showed me about 25 posts from you (or 15??) which i hadn't seen before. i'm embarrassed to say i didn't even notice the lack of posts, *blush* yours wasn't the only blog that 'updated' today, so maybe it was a widespread problem, and maybe it has been fixed?

Jacki said...

Okay, this is ingenious and something Emma would really enjoy. We could even take this on the plane with us next month. We could even make an entire family.

3XMom said...

I love that idea! I am so going get that ready for our beach trip in a few weeks. thanks!

My Ice Cream Diary said...

My son would love a robot themed kit like this! Thanks for the idea.

Kareer Woman said...

How crafty, that's a fantastic idea!!!

Angie said...

Formula cans would work very well!

Genny said...

This little craft idea made me laugh... it's just too cute. I think my kids would love it. Thanks!

blueviolet said...

You're into things with crazy faces lately, aren't you?

lapa37 said...

I am getting your feed but it seems to be a few articles behind like today the first article is How To Make Money Blogging but when I came to your blog the first article is Tin Can Make a face. I hope that is what your asking us.

Great idea for the kids to do my two are always looking for something new to do. I just may try this one. It sounds like the easiest one you have had so far.

Killlashandra said...

As usual a wonderfully simple craft for the kids to do and in a vehicle no less. With gas prices through the roof we aren't planning any long trips this year unfortunately. However, it's a good one to remember for the future.

Kim N said...

Great idea and fun project! I am going to put it on my list of summer activities to do with the kids.

fruitfulwords said...

What a clever, inexpensive, and fun idea. I'll be trying this with my nieces.

Camald said...

You have such great ideas!!!

I loved mr potato head when I was little!!

Cam

Mary@notbefore7 said...

Cute idea! We hit the beach in July...gonna save this one for it.

Following you on twitter now...that site baffles me, yet I do it too. Wrote about it today in fact. Silly stuff, but somehow...addicting!

detroit dog said...

I've been having this problem, too. But it changes every 2 days or so which blogs I have RSS'd (yours today, others this past week). I think it doesn't have anything to do with your blog in particular.

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Clever and inexpensive!

Sucharita Sarkar said...

great idea, though the tin mam lookes rather scary (what big teeth you have, grandma). but children love such shivers.

AlaneM said...

As always, very cool & fun project!