Thursday, October 24, 2013

Tin Can Mix and Match Magnetic Jack-O-Lantern

Tin Can Mix and Match Magnetic Jack-O-LanternA few weeks ago, I made pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. I kept the can because I wanted to figure out something to make with it. This is the result.   This can is not only festive, but fun for the kids.
My 6 year old helped me make this. She kept asking me the whole time, "So we get to play with this when we're done?" I guess too many of my projects are not for the kids to touch :)

For this project you will need:
an empty tin can {Mine was a pumpkin can}
orange spray paint
black paper
magnetic sheets
jack-o-lantern shapes {you can draw them yourself, use a silhouette, or search the web for faces}

First spray paint your can. I used some leftover paint I had and there wasn't much, so I just did the outside of the can. 

While the can was drying, I started cutting out my jack-o-lantern faces on black paper. I used my silhouette, since I had downloaded some jack-o-lantern a few years ago to make my reversible beadboard pumpkins

Tin Can Mix and Match Magnetic Jack-O-Lantern

Next, trace the faces onto the magnet sheets and cut them out. Peel off the paper backing {this was my 6 year old's job} and attach the black paper. You may need to trim the magnet closer to the paper.

Tin Can Mix and Match Magnetic Jack-O-Lantern
Once your can is completely dry, {I waited a day} you can mix and match the pieces to make unique faces.

One thing I noticed is that you have to kind of bend the mouths so they will wrap around the can. Also if you can find a can that is not corrugated, the magnets will stick a little better.

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  1. Superb idea!!!!!! :)

  2. Such a cute idea! So smart to use a can.

  3. That's an awesome idea! Charlie

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  4. Such a cute idea!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at our All Things Thursday blog hop <3


  5. So cute! I love the interchangeable faces. Thank you for sharing at The Really crafty Link Party. Pinned.

  6. Love that this is an interactive kind of decoration you can enjoy and play with as well! What a fun craft to make with kids! Thank you so much for sharing with the Hearth and Soul Link Party. I’m featuring this post at the party this week. Hope to ‘see’ you there! Have a great week ahead!