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23
Sep

Recycled Can Halloween Crafts

by Tiffany in Crafts, Green Holidays

Looking for an easy and eco friendly crafting idea to get the family in the mood for Halloween? Of course you are! I can’t be the only one who thinks Halloween is the most awesome holiday there ever was.

This particular craft uses recycled cans so if you drink anything out of cans you are in luck, you have what you need. If not, you can likely get some pretty easy via Freecycle or from family and friends.

For a ghost, paint the can white with non toxic paint, and use a black marker to make the eyes and mouth. Use the tab to tie some string to it for hanging and use a bit of ripped cheesecloth above the can to blow eerily in the wind.

For a bat, paint the can black and use white marker or paint to make eyes. You can also use googly eyes. Use orange paint to write the word Boo. Black wings can be made from paper, painted cardboard, or foam and then be glued to the can. Remove the tab to make the mouth appear open and use a hot glue gun to connect a string of some sort for hanging.

These can be stored after Halloween is over and used for subsequent years too. Happy crafting!

 

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

1 Comment

  • http://www.almostallthetruth.com Brenna @ Almost All The Truth

    Love these craft ideas! Anything that can reuse something and make a fun decoration is something that my kids would really enjoy.