Happy Tool Time everyone. Continuing on from yesterday's eggstravaganza with another little Easter project.
Each year we have a big Easter egg hunt at our house. All the kids from both sides of the family. My dad treats all the kids by giving me money to put in all the eggs. We also put lots of candy in there too!!
To make the egg hunt fair for everyone, I have always color coded each child. Each person picks what color they want and that's the color they have to hunt for. To help them remember what color they have, I've given them baskets or bags that match their color.
This year I made them buckets...recycling style.
These are the cans that I collected for a school fundraiser last year. We used them for flowers for centerpieces. They are 7 inches high and...
6 inches wide. They were free from a few of our local pizza restaurants. Just ask them to save them for you. Tomato sauce comes in them. The inside edge isn't sharp at all on these, must be how they opened them. Make sure yours our not sharp for little hands. Maybe add duct tape on the edge if it is.
Now just match your spray paint to the egg color.
Before you paint, you will need to poke holes in the sides of the can for the handles. You can bang a nail in there...
but make sure you file down this sharp edge on the other side.
Drilling the hole doesn't really make the sharp edge, but smooth it off if it is.
Now spray away. Make sure the can is upside down.
You can also use craft paint, but it took a lot of coats and was spotting in places. I just didn't want to go out and buy Hot Pink spray paint!
Here's the hole from the drill.
Thread your ribbon or string from the inside to the outside with both ends. You want the knot on the outside to cover up any sharp edges you may have left.
Now go hide your eggs, so the kiddies can fill up their cute matching buckets.
Definitely going to repaint that green one...looks way too dark in this picture! LOL
Great FREE project, because I had all the paint.
Just need to paint some more with polka dots on them, because we have more than 6 kids for the hunt. The eggs have black polka dots and so will the can.
Hope you have an Eggstra special Tuesday...I couldn't resist. I'll stop! In eggsactly one more day. Sorry, could help myself.