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If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you might know that we try to avoid disposable plastics in our home. This, of course, means that we end up with lots and lots of glass bottles, jars, milk cartons (from Daddy-Man’s creamer) and cans… particularly coffee cans (Daddy-Man is addicted). Rather than see them go into the waste stream (or even the recycling stream), we often try to find ways to re-use them.

Now, just take it to the beach!

Here are some things you can do with coffee cans:

Make an underwater viewfinder!
Vintage cooking: Make bread in a coffee can
Coffee Can Ice Cream
A Toad House for the Garden (and pest control!)
Punched Lanterns
Storage Containers (because you can never have too many!)
Coffee Can Bird Feeder
Coffee Can Bank (or a reward jar)
Bumblebee Birdhouse from a Coffee Can
Make your own (really) old-school Pinhole Camera
Decorate and combine with a few packs of bamboo skewers from the dollar store for a knife storage container
Storage Cubby–I totally want this for my yarn stash!
Coffee Can Drum
Coffee Can Stilts (anyone else remember doing this as a kid?!?!)

Other Can Crafts & Activities:
Tuna Can Pincushion
Family Totem Pole (I love this!)
Wishing Well