Wednesday, June 16, 2010

::can do stilts::

I have been hanging on to a few of these cans just waiting for their reason to show up.  They even made it through the great laundry room clean up, which is saying something since two garbage bags of crap did not. 

We got this idea from the Family Fun Magazine web site.  The kiddos were "so borrrrred", so I looked up something that they could make with stuff we already had.  Since I have such age gaps I have to pick something that is possible for both girls. 

During Max's nap we got out Emma's great paint set and went to town.  The girls painted away.  We let them dry then I used a hammer and a screw driver to make these holes. Then we measured out clothes line and tied it in a knot inside the can.  

It's not a very complex craft but I love how it let the kids really do what ever they wanted to do.   

They used lawn chairs to make an obstacle course and off they went.  


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  1. coming from the trendy treehouse-this is so old school and a great idea!

  2. Very nice! I need to do this with my girls.....except I don't have any cans....yikes!

  3. I remember doing this whatn I was little. I love the idea of painting them!

    I'm hosting a giveaway and I'd love it if you stopped by!

    Laura @ along for the ride

  4. Oh I had forgotten about these, and i too think I may have some old coffee cans around. I know exactly what you mean with such differences in ages. I will be pulling this idea out once the girls are out of school. One more week to go.
    Thanks for a great summer idea.
    PS your raised garden beds look just like Flower Patch Farmgirl. The fence around it and everything.

  5. Oh how I remember these from my childhood. What a great idea. I think my kids will be making some this summer. Thanks for the idea!

  6. Very cute and fun and crafty! My girls would love this...I just need some coffee cans!! Thanks for linking up at PonyTails&FishScales!

  7. How ironic. I wanted a round carboard tube from work to make some of these for my son, but it got thrown away. I made some when I was a kid out of a thick cardboard tube and I was able to make them kind of tall. Thanks for sharing.

  8. I featured you at PonyTails&FishScales! Thanks again for linking up!



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