But, today... I want to upcycle the can with a little "TWIST"! I want it to be #1 Useful #2 Pretty #3Fun #5 Easy to made (Which means this can be a kids' craft - with some little help from a grown up).
POSSIBLE? Definitely yes.. just follow the simple instruction below...
#1 Get your material
- An empty can (from anything , big or small, long or short... I used a small milk powder can here.)
- A nice picture (from magazine, news papers, kids' drawings.. I recycle a front page of a drawing block)
- A piece of cardboard (optional - if your picture is not stiff enough...)
- Some glue / double side sticky tape
- Pen knife to cut
#2 Cut the picture according to the outer diameter of the can and do the same for the cardboard too. Remember that you wouldn't need the cardboard if your picture is thick enough to handle.
#3 Paste the picture onto the cardboard and cut it into strips after it dry. The thickness of the strips depends how hard you want to puzzle to be or should I say depends "HOW LONG YOU WANT TO PUZZLE YOUR KIDS!" I cut mine about 1.5 cm each.
#4 Now you wrap the strips around the can (not onto the can!) and make sure it each strips can be twist and turn. Make sure you arrange them according to the right sequence too!
#5 Scrambled the picture and passed it to the little one.
Useful - Yes.
You may use to can to store some stuff or toys..
Pretty - Yes
or it depends what picture you put on...
it could be scary too if you plan this for Halloween!
Fun - Yes.
Or educational too if you customize the puzzle games into words puzzles for bigger kids,
black and white picture with little details can be harder too!
Or 'hide' a secret words puzzle message for your loves to solve!
Easy - It just take minutes!
Hope you enjoy this project
If you did this - I would be glad if you would post yours
in my facebook page so I can share with others too!