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.