Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Sesame Street Cans

It's Winter here, and while it's been pretty darn awesome we have had some wet days. I don't know about your kids but mine would much prefer to play with anything around the house...other than their toys. So as you know I am a bit of a hoarder and I had a pile of formula cans and thought I'd make them some stacking cans.




Lets make some!

Supplies:

Empty Cans
Spray paint
Pictures
Sticker maker (You can use modpodge but this thing is just so much easier!)
Sealer (optional but it gives it a bit of gloss and protects your picture)

Spray paint the cans.


Cut your pictures out, I just found random Sesame Street ones on the web.

Ran them through the sticker maker.  (click through to read more)


They come out looking like this.


Stick them on and coat with the sealer.




Then you can:
Stack them
Roll and chase them
Use them as stools
Or and most importantly, fight over one even though there are five more and one of those is exactly the same. As seen in the bottom right picture as Max attempts to pull it out from Madeleine.



DIY Delight or Disaster? Delight! The kids absolutely love these, it kept them entertained for hours on the grey old afternoon I gave them to the kids to play with.


Please no judging the housework it was late afternoon on a Sunday, no point vacuuming when the kids are all home that waits for Monday. Also Max needs a hair cut, I know it, my Mother pointed it out but I just don't want to part with those baby locks yet - Not cutting your kids hair because you want it, hoarding level 2!

Thanks for reading,

Mel xo

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24 comments:

  1. How fun! I am a hoarder too. Never know what you might need, right? I have a ton of coffee cans that would be perfect for this!

    I'd love for you to come share this at our Pinteresting Party! It kicks off every Saturday.

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  2. Love it ! Wish I still had little ones to make fun stuff for ;-)

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  3. Very cute, Mel! It must be lots of fun growing up in your house!

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  4. I loved Sesame Street! My kids...not so much. It was the Barney era (gag). They barely remember SS or any of the characters. Makes me so sad. :(

    Oh wait... I just re-read that comment and it looks like I said I didn't love my kids so much. I meant they didn't love SS so much. Bahahahaha!

    -andi

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  5. What a smart, cute way to use those cans! I have filched them from my daughters' homes because I can't stand to throw away such a nice handy size! Your kids are adorable!

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  6. Hoarding level 2 made me laugh out loud :).

    And, now I really want a sticker maker. These are adorable.

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  7. So cute, the cans and the kiddos! Nice job on keeping the troops entertained on a rainy day!

    Hugs, E xx

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  8. Your Sesame Street cans are adorable...but not as adorable as your kids!!! I miss little ones around. I will have to have a look at those sticker makers next time I am in town! You have such cool crafting tools.

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  9. Delight! I love the idea of using what's in hand to entertain kids with and I must say I believe they are often more fun and inspirational than the purposefully built toys. I find it very exciting to see my children re-purposing things even if it may be only a very simple adjustment of an everyday item. By the way, I am a level 2 hoarder too with my 2 year old daughter's hair. Just like yourself, I too am scared that once cut, she will not have those gorgeous curls anymore.

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  10. Oh, so much fun!!!! Love your kids and love this idea!

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  11. Oh how fun!! These will surely brighten up any gloomy day. No doubt that the kiddies love them = delight!!

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  12. Love this! I'm gonna have to get one of those sticker makers.

    Ritchil
    http://chengand3kids.blogspot.com/

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    1. you'll love it! That little machine has been fantastic!

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  13. That is awesome! Also - I want a sticker maker. How did I not know that they existed!?!?!

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  14. I need you - desperately 25 years ago.......................
    Fantastic idea - I don't know how you keep coming up with them - you should have your own show
    You're far more talented than the Wiggles ( is that the name of that group ? )
    XOXO

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  15. Oh my gosh, your little ones are cute cute cute. :)

    I like the cans. And you have a sticker maker??? That could be oh so dangerous in this house (says the mom who just peeled stickers off of her son's bed, sigh). ;)

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  16. What a clever mom you are! Had to smile at the can fight...even though there were two of the same! I want a sticker maker still!! As for Max's hair....my sister didn't cut her son's hair until he was 3!! He had long blonde curls and she just couldn't do it. Cried all day the day she did!

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  17. These are so cute! My daughter would love them.

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  18. Great idea! How fun and I need a sticker maher ASAP :)
    Lina

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    1. You will love it! They are so much fun :) thanks for visiting Mel xo

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  19. very cute!!! I literally just saw this on pinterest! Great idea!
    Lauren

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  20. Great idea Mel. You could custom it to whatever your kids are into. I'm featuring this at tomorrow's party. Thanks for always linking up. I always look forward to seeing what you've been up to.

    Anne xx

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Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment, between housework and 5 kids, this is the only thing I get out of bed for ;)

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