I shared with you some of the Fall crafts Jason and I have been making. If you remember, there was a picture of my Tin Can Jack-O-Lanterns. I thought I would share with you how I made these, because they are so easy to make and it was a lot of fun!
First, I started saving tin cans. Mostly fruit and veggie cans is what I used of different sizes. I took off the wrappers and washed them really good. Next, I took needle nose plyers and clamped down around the top the spots that were sharp so that no one would cut their finger on them.
After that, I spray painted them orange. The orange spray paint was less than $4 at Home Depot. I let the paint dry for awhile and then I got out Acrylic Paints in Metallic Black, Black Glitter, White and Yellow. The brand I used was Apple Barrel and I got them at Walmart for less than $2 each. I think some of their colors are even as low as $0.50 each. The metallic and glitter really made a big difference.
So I Googled Jack-o-Lantern faces and found a few that I really liked. I tried to copy them as well as make them my own. I did each can a little different. I first painted on the Metallic Black and let it dry. Then I covered that with the Black Glitter and let it dry. After that, I accented it with White and Yellow. I mostly just used the white and yellow to make stars. Adding the stars seemed to make them look so much cuter!
To finish them off, I just stuffed some straw like stuffing that I picked up at the Dollar Tree inside them. You could probably use something else, or even fill them with Halloween candy or almost anything you want! I know I’m not an amazing artist, but I think they turned out cute and I had a lot of fun making them! They make very cute decorations for Halloween!
Here are a few closer up pictures for you:
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