Have you seen our other fun upcycled tin cans projects? They are a fun and super inexpensive way to add a touch of festive fun to your porch or even the kitchen table. This set of Upcycled Tin Can Spring Porch Pals brings some festive Spring whimsy your way, whether you use them indoors or out. They are a simple enough project that the kids can put a whole.. herd? flock? of chicks and bunnies together to line the sidewalk, or to pass out to neighbors and friends. Grab your glue gun and a few other supplies and lets put these sweet little springtime pals together!
empty, clean tin cans
yellow and white spray paint
craft foam- small piece of black, pink, white, and orange
hot glue gun/sticks
Wipe down outside of can with alcohol to remove dirt and oils- this will help the paint adhere better. Allow to dry completely.
Spray one light coat, dry for 5 minutes.
Apply 2-3 more coats, drying for 5 minutes in between until you have a good, thick covering.
Let final coat dry one hour.
For the bunny cut 2 ears, and the pink lining slightly smaller than ear size. Cut 2 white ovals for feet, then 6 small pink dots and 2 pink ovals to make up the pads of feet. Cut a pink nose, and finally small whiskers.
For the duck- all you need is 2 orange webbed feet, and a beak.
Hot glue all your pieces together and secure to can.
Glue on googly eyes.
Add details like mouth and nostrils with a permanent marker.
That’s it, these cute little friends couldn’t be any easier!
These are perfect for making this spring to decorate for Easter. They are simple enough you can even work with preschoolers to make them as a fun Easter craft! Make sure to use proper ventilation if using spray paint on the cans, and do that yourself. Be careful with kids using spray paint – and absolutely have adult supervision.
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