5 Spring Crafts and Games Cool Can Chimes Here's how to give metal cans a mod (and musical!) makeover. Remove the lid and label from four or five empty cans, then wash and dry them. Choose cans that will nest together as a set, as shown. Use a hammer and nail to poke a hole in the bottom of each. Paint the outsides with white primer and let it dry, then cover with one or two coats of colored acrylic paint. Beginning with the largest, stack the cans. (Click for continued directions.)
Armor Repousse Sixth graders were excited to learn about medieval armor and to use metal in class during this armor repousse project. They began by drawing a suit of armor on regular white paper. They then transferred their design to thick aluminum foil by tracing through the paper onto the metal. Textures and details were added using wooden stylus sticks and ball point pens. As a finishing touch, students glued their suits of armor to a colorful background and added weapons and a feather!
DIY Ring Holder: Since all the tutorials I found meant a LOT of cutting, rolling and gluing, I decided to do it MY way. Repurposed materials: a cheap sponge, a discarded tin & fabric scrap. Actually used my fingers to tuck the fabric instead of the knife as shown. Didn't bother with glue. Formula for fabric size: D+D+W+1"= fabric Width by D+D+L+(number of slits X 1")+1"= fabric Length.