20.9.11

Recycled Tin Craft

Recycled Tin Craft
If you are an avid crafter or have a child at home you can never have enough pen stands! Here sharing a fun kids craft using a tin and some foam sheets.
Recycled Tin Craft
We recycled this old canned fruit tin for this craft.I cut out the shapes for the ducks parts from orange and yellow foam sheets and let my daughter have fun! 
Recycled Tin Craft
When working with kids glue drops are ideal adhesives as they are fast and for little impatient crafters this makes crafting all the more fun. And no waiting for the glue to dry or " Mamma is it dry yet"!

Recycled Tin Craft
We stuck the yellow foam body using double sided adhesive tape and my daughter stuck the feet using glue drops.

Recycled Tin Craft
She wanted the wings positioned so that the duck was saying" Hi !"

Recycled Tin Craft
Then some googly eyes and beaks.She wanted the beak to protrude forward but I couldnt quite achieve that!

Recycled Tin Craft
My daughter felt the little duck needed some more beautifying and so we added one more recycling element by adding a thermocol hat cut out from a thermocol tray used as vegetable packing.
Recycled Tin Craft
We also added a red rose to the ducks neck.The red rose and leaf are made from play dough. Here is the link to the Clay Rose making Tutorial.

Play dough Rose
We added an orange ribbon and some orange flowers to the ducks body
Recycled Tin Craft
Tips when crafting with little kids: 
  1. Involve them in deciding what they want to make
  2. Ask their suggestion on colors
  3. Have the pieces all cut out and ready before you start crafting in earnest. Or if its simple shapes you can get your little one to cut too. I didnt want to waste any foam so I cut out the pieces of foam in this craft!
  4. Have a fast adhesive at hand if you plan to stick something other than paper
  5. Let your young crafter arrange the parts and do the sticking
  6. Ask if there is anything to make it look better
  7. I also encourage her to save all our bits of crafting material and not waste anything.
And so we are sharing our Duck pen stand saying " Hi ! " designed by my  5 year old daughter !
Recycled Tin Craft

69 comments:

  1. Lovely! I am not too good with recylcing though Aaryan and I do manage a fair bit when I make stuff for him. I will soon share a little project we did a couple of days back - very basic and boy-ish though :D
    And nice tips. It never struck me to use glue drops with him... and i perennially face the 'is it dry yet, mamma?' question from him. I am always too worried he will stick himself up with the glue drops ;-)

    Thanks for these do-able kids projects. Love them!

    Smita

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  2. Oh would love to see all Kids crafts Smita. when using glue drops- let him peel off one layer only before sticking- stick it to the surface and then peel off the other layer -- that way your child wont have to touch the glue drop at all!

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  3. Oh how fun is this project Sonia! It must be so fun creating with your daughter! Kids have such a different worldview and it shows in their art! :)

    Thanks for playing along with my guest Lynn's recycling challenge! :)

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  4. Gosh Sonia - u blow me away with every single post.. This is GORGEOUS.. let me see if my daughter would like to make something like this .. lol.. she is just 2.5 yrs though :)) But has a ton of crayons and pencils.. none of my craft material is sacred anymore! sighh! :))

    Thanks again for this wonderful tutorial and inspiration.. it is superb!!!!

    Thanks a lot for playing along at CraftyJC Challenge

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  5. I agree that with kids, there are never enough places to hold the pens, pencils, erasers, colored pencils, markers, and highlighters that seem to reproduce in my house. I love this idea....it's really cute...and I hadn't considered glue drops as the best medium for my kids' creations, but it makes complete sense. Thanks for sharing your fun, bright, cheery project. It would be cute to make a few animal themed cans to keep our collection in.

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  6. чудесный утенок!

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  7. Jaya Thank You for the kind words and at 2.5yrs you guys can do lots of painting!
    Diane yes it would be fun to have a whole animal themed set- I wanted to make more before I posted this - but didnt get around to it!

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  8. This is a great idea! Love the hat :)

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  9. this is so stunning and yet so simple :) I like it

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  10. this is such a cute pen holder you and your daughter have created it looks like lot of fun,all your projects are so child oriented that i always think it must take quite a bit of planning on your part to do it.love this little ducky and the way you have embellished it.

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  11. Yes Hussena before I craft with my daughter unless I plan it out to some extent she will get bored and lose interest.With kids it has to a quick and simple craft otherwise it becomes a chore than fun! Many times like when I make cards I let her add the finishing touches like add pearls, stick the flowers leaves etc and she loves it as then she get to finish the lovely card!

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  12. lovely duck :)
    Your daughter was right, the hat made the duck more girly :)
    hugs from Brazil

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  13. Lovely creative creation.

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  14. What a funny little duck! I LOVE the fun feathered hat- that really makes the duck extra special! :)Amy

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  15. I think your daughter is right about the hat! What a fun project! You are SO creative!!! Thanks for the morning smiles!

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  16. adorable . So simple but looks so neat.

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  17. What a darling duck and how proud your daughter must be when she makes these cute things. I'm sure she has a wonderful feeling of accomplishment.

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  18. You amaze me with your each blog post sonia.I missed your earlier posts I loved your cd box also
    anandhi

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  19. Awwwww so cute, makes me miss crafting with my Grandkids when they were younger!!
    Paula

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  20. How adorable! I should totally make one with my kids since it's cute and functional too :)

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  21. This is so cute! I just love all of the projects you come up with. :)

    Kelly
    http://kellyscraftylife.blogspot.com

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  22. What a fun project. Almost any animal could be depicted. Your daughter is very crafty. Hugs Mrs A.

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  23. Wow, awesome project. Such talent in your family. TFS

    Hugs
    Judie

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  24. Very simple yet so attractive !!

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  25. Thank You dear friends - yes it was simple and quick plus fun to do!

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  26. The ducky is looking toooooooo cute! U made him a gentleman by adding a cap... way awesome!

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  27. OMG! How do you manage a to do all these wonderful crafts with a full time Job? you are a true inspiration for me!

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  28. so funny, so sweet, so cute :-))))) thanks for playing with us in lollipopcrafts - hugs Joanna

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  29. what a beautiful creation you've made ​​me love it!
    Greetings Baukje

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  30. that is so cute. So many uses for those things we normally just throw away

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  31. Excellent kiddie project. Fun and bright! They would all love it!

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  32. Oh my gosh, Sonia, this is FABULOUS! How do you keep coming up with such amazing projects?? I love how your sweet daughter positioned the wings to make it look like the duck is saying hi! That is too cute! You continually amaze me!! :)

    Lisa
    http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

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  33. So cute! Doc - you come up with the most amazing projects I must say! :) No wonder your daughter is so good at what she does! All your recycling projects are top class! Tks for sharing with us. Have been telling my kids also and we hope to do something for this puja time. :)

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  34. This is fantastic! My kids will love it. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  35. its a beauty Sonia..love the hat :)
    thanks for your wonderful words of encouragement..they mean a lot to me.

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  36. So adorable!Quite the little crafter! Great work!

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  37. fantasic Sonia!! I do these with my Son too, when I get his help.. they are more happy to help and it is a proud moment for us, when we say others that he did it!

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  38. all your projects are so beautiful...great for growing kids.

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  39. Congrats to your little one! This is so cute project! Loved it!

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  40. Oh my this is so cute! Thanks for leaving a comment on the LULP post.

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  41. very good fun recycling project for kids. The duck is so cute with its stretched open hands. hats off to your creativity. How did you manage to even the mouth of the tin can?

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  42. Thank You so much for appreciating my daughters simple recycled tin pen stand.
    Mira when I cut the tin can I used a tin can opener [ available in Indian market] and that gives very smooth edges ]

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  43. Lovely creative creation...i like it.....

    Hugs
    Judith

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  44. Your projects are amazing! I am sure it's the best feeling to work with your daughter! :)

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  45. How cute..& you know how much i love reuses & recycling :)
    so keep sharing more !!
    Love ~

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  46. what a cute duck!!! wonderful idea dear

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  47. adorable, sonia! just the thing to get the kids to put their pens away:) thanks for the link to make the rose-its so cute! thanks for playing!!

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  48. oh how fun! this is sooooo adorable.
    Thank you for joining us at clar It OUt

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  49. oh gosh!! this is sooooooooooo cute!! Sims is now hooked on to your blog.. so I must share this with her tomorrow.. :-)

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  50. What a great kid project! Thanks for joining us at Pixie Dust Studio.

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  51. Awwwww.... this is so cute, doc!!! :D

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  52. This is adorable! Looks like it was a lot of fun to make.

    Jani
    papercompulsions.blogspot.com

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  53. absolutely fantastic. I love his cute lil hat. Hats off to you for creating such BRILLIANT projects.

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  54. This is such a fun project your daughter must have had a great time...

    Thanks for joining in our alter/recycle challenge at Allsorts this week and goodluck...

    Emma xxx

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  55. Great, fun recycling Sonia, love the child crafting tips and your step by step tutorial is fab!
    Thanks for entering my Alter/Recycle challenge this week over at Allsorts and good luck!
    Love Nicola xxx

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  56. This is a lovely creation Sonia. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Allsorts and good luck!

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  57. Dr Sonia....thanks so much for joining in our Animal challenge at Unstampabelles. I have often thought your style of crafting is so perfect. :-) This is such a clever duck and a clever daughter.

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  58. what a wonderful project - just love the pretty hat ;-) thanks for joiningin UnstampaBelles challenge this month. Cathy, xxx

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  59. What a super fun project to do with a child, looks like a lot of fun, adorable!

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  60. lovely will try this
    - Pooja

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  61. Lovely as always......
    Protruding beak could be made by gluing four different triangular(kind of , not exactly) pieces together.

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  62. OMG..This is super cute..Love the fact that you have your daughter to work with you on this lovely project..

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  63. Anonymous22/10/11

    Recycling helps the earth because it could save animals, it could save birds, puppies and all kinds of them. A lot of the animals that recycling helps to save are the ocean animals. There are a lot of animals in the ocean that mistake trash for food. They're eating things that we could be recycling. Check out this video: http://youtu.be/-H51E2gwXwc

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  64. Cute, easy, unique. These look really fun!

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  65. Hi,

    This is the first time I'm seeing your blog. I got impressed by many of your posts.

    Eshwari
    raji-artplace.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Raji...I loved the child friendly crafts and paintings on your blog..fabulous they are

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  66. I m impressed.you are such an amazing person managing a full time job with this creative stuff. and i also like how you get involved your daughter in making these wonderful crafts.I liked sospeso flowers, pop up cards and the room decor for your daughter's birthday very much.The theme and how it was created and arranged was so motivating.

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