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Can Pencil Holder

Time to tidy up and recycle at the same time! This is a fun project for older kids, but they should have experience using a hot glue gun. Anyway, an adult should be present to avoid accidents or injuries.



Recycling Craft Using Cans - Decorative Pencil Holder for Kids

For this project you will need:

- clean can
- acrylic paint and paint brush if desired
- straws in colors of choice
- scissors
- low temperature hot glue gun


1. If you like, paint the can in the same color as the straws and let dry before continuing. Otherwise, the straws can be glued directly onto the can.
2. Cut the straws to fit the height of the can.
3. Using the hot glue gun, glue the first straw on the can and then continue with the rest of the straws until the can is completely covered.

An alternative for younger kids, instead of using hot glue is to use a wide and strong double sided sticky tape. Wrap tape around the can and adhere the straws to it.

Recommended for ages 8 and up


Recycling Craft Using Cans - Decorative Pencil Holder for Kids 2

Recycling Craft Using Cans - Decorative Red Pencil Holder for Kids
This can was decorated with only red straws.





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Recycling Craft Using Cans - Decorative Pencil Holder for Kids



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