Tin Can Man Crafts

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Tin Can Man Crafts
Make new pieces of art with empty tin cans. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Along with reusing and recycling, repurposing helps to keep waste out of landfills. Re-purposing tin cans by creating a tin can man demonstrates recycling to your children and garden visitors and provides an entertaining garden decoration.


Collect cans in various sizes to assemble your tin can man. Use the same cans to match various body parts, making the tin can man symmetrical. Stack smaller cans inside slightly larger cans to form the arms and legs. Use the cut out lids to create ears, bend into a nose and shape into hands. Use bottle caps for eyes buttons. Connect the parts using a combination of wires for the hands and arms and legs and metal screws or small bolts for buttons and eyes. Add a metal funnel hat to top off your creation. Paint the completed statue with silver paint or let it rust naturally for a different appearance.

Bird Feeder

Add a tuna can, spray painted silver, to the tin can man's feet. Place bird seed in the can to turn it into a bird feeder. Alternatively, add the short cans to the tin can man's shoulders and use those for feeders.

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